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Don’t Mind the Gap


There’s a gap. A place somewhere in between what is happening in life and what I think should be happening. IS vs SHOULD My should story feels real. The ideal life in my imagination does not match up to real life. Sometimes. Often.  The gap appears important when I think the mismatch matters. It is where stress, strain, fear and…

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It was only 86 degrees and overcast here in dry-as-toast-land. Time to get out the door before the sun pokes through the clouds. My dog pranced around exuding cuteness and enthusiasm when he saw my hiking boots. He was definitely in. My first day back. Kyle had just come out of a 16 day cycle plus an extra…

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Grace, Grit and Gratitude


My son Kyle is in a rough spot. We call them cycles. Cyclical episodes of anxiety and agitation. They show up and hang around for awhile coming every two weeks and lasting two weeks.  It feels sort of like a different person takes over Kyle’s body for awhile. They are an add on to his already challenging autism. Eventually they…

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I Don’t Care


I don’t care. Should I or shouldn’t I? How did I get here? On Sunday, I was taking a morning walk through our local mall with my son. The lights were down low, the music was calm, and the air conditioning was cranked up.  It was two hours before the stores open so things were not yet bustling. Seniors and moms with strollers…

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Tale (of Woe)


I live in Phoenix, Arizona. And as the Brits might say, “It’s bloody hot here.” 107 F (41 C).This is on a “good” day. From May through September sometimes spilling into October, the 100’s are the norm. When family from France was here a few weeks ago, they were treated to 118. But it was a dry heat. Dry…

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I Understand


I’ve been sitting at the computer for about 30 minutes now. I want to write about understanding. And how powerful it is. And? Ok nothing is coming. Really, I’ve got nothing. I’m feeling very stuck. My writing muscles feel all creaky and craggy. Lots of time thinking and deleting and little time flowing and writing. What to…

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Go With the Flow


A few years ago I was in Durango, Colorado with our kids on our annual family vacation. We lean toward adventure. And so we found ourselves on a raft trip down the Animas River. I listened to the safety talk with “yeah, yeah, yeah let’s get in the water already” going through my mind. Early into the…

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It Wasn’t the Cliff


When we were in Moab, Utah a few weeks ago, we ventured off into Canyonlands for a day. Canyonlands is famous for its miles and miles of canyons, winding roads and trails, and all around beauty. Though not as deep as the Grand Canyon, to me, it is equally as spectacular. Hiking and biking trails…

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Nothing is Something


I was in Arches National Park, Utah last weekend for a hiking getaway. The scenery was spectacular. The arches seemed to go on forever.  Each one unique. Magnificent.  I had a strong sense that we are a mere speck on this earth ball.  I felt a power, a force of nature, that is beyond intellectual comprehension, imagination, and my control….

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What If It’s Not a Choice?


Last week I had a  thought storm while watching news reports about the terrorist attack at the Brussels airport. We flew out of that airport last August. I am going to be flying to London for coach training in May. A gust of fearful thoughts blew in. Fearful thinking created feelings of fear and worry. …

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