The Dog That Rescued Me

Last summer, I wrote about the passing of our thirteen-year-old Bichon-poodle named Kisses.  While this loss was painful, it was an experience of growth for our family.  My boys learned about how to grieve and I learned how to step back and let them.  We weren’t in any rush to add another dog into our

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Exercising Your Right to Self-Care

Our physical health is a cornerstone of our overall well-being.  As a parent, it is so easy to put the focus on our kids and as a result, our self-care often suffers.  One of the most important things you can do for your health is exercise.  Over the years I have found the best way

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Proof That You Matter

People show us we matter in a variety of ways.  When we truly matter to someone, they show up for us with comforting consistency.  They answer our calls or texts, even in the middle of the night, and they do so with regularity.  A busy person can still show you that you matter to them.

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Goals and Gratitude

I don’t know how it’s going for you thus far into the New Year, but are you hanging in there with resolutions?  Personally, I don’t like to use the word resolution.  This term seems too black and white.  Either you resolved to do something or you didn’t.  There isn’t much wiggle room and this makes

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Finding Beauty in the Season

For some reason the moment I think I have the holiday season under control, that is the exact moment an influx of more things to do falls in my lap.  My goal is to get all my holiday shopping done ASAP so I can actually enjoy myself.  I felt so accomplished after my shopping trip

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