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Vivian Harrington
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Staying True to Oneself~
A wise man makes his own decisions, an ignorant man follows public opinion.” Chinese Proverb One of the greatest accomplishments a modern woman can hope to achieve is the ability to stay true to herself. There are constant onslaughts by the media, employers...
Staying True to Oneself~
Staying True to Oneself~
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Embracing Wabi-sabi (侘寂) ~ Acceptance of Imperfection
This evening I practiced yoga with a newly certified  teacher, who was substituting for one of my favorite Shiva Rea practitioners who is attending a retreat on the Greek isle of Lesbos. Paulette, the instructor, has a soothing voice that is perfect for yog...
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“Arguing With Others Is Folly”~Dave Robicheaux Robicheaux by James Lee Burke
When I began reading Robicheaux this morning, James Lee Burke’s 21st novel involving his iconic alcoholic lawman with demons, nightmares from Vietnam and growing up poor in the bayou of southern Louisiana with his commitment to justice for the downtrodden, ...
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Emerging From Hibernation
I tend to experience seasonal affective disorder when the time changes and dark falls upon us in late afternoon. As a person born in the midst of summer I crave the sun. Sunlight infuses my being with joy, positivity, energy, optimism, and general well-bein...
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Emerging From Hibernation
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Meditations on Resiliency
Resiliency is a key theme in my recent meditations on life. Just short of a year ago the world as I knew it came crashing down when my mother’s health started to rapidly deteriorate. I didn’t expect it. Although she has suffered a fractured pelvis and recur...
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Meditations on Resiliency
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The Chalk Man by C.J.Tudor / Book Review
The Chalk Man pulled me into the story from the Prologue on Page 1 which begins "The girl's head rested on a small pile of orange -and-brown leaves."  The narrative then shifts immediately from 1986 to 2016 when the narrator, Eddie "Munster", reflects on th...
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Fighting a Bit of Melancholy ~ Focusing on Gratitude
It has been on my mind for some time .Thanksgiving 2016 was the last time I saw my mom when she was purportedly healthy. Of course, none of us knew she was hiding knowledge of her true condition, that her cancer had resurfaced. But I didn’t suspect. Should ...
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A Few of My Favorite Things 2017 - Part 1
Oprah recently released her list of 102 favorite things for gift giving in 2017, a list eagerly awaited by her millions of fans who would otherwise have no idea what to buy or where to buy it. Just as zillions of people would have no clue what to read witho...
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All The World's A Stage Part 1
As I’ve gained wisdom through the years through life’s experiences I’ve found the first lines of this soliloquy by William Shakespeare in As You Like It truly resonates with me. All the world’s a stage, And all the men and women merely players; They have th...
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Everyday is an Opportunity to Reboot ~ Part of My Story
Over the years I’ve shared that I learned valuable lessons regarding reinvention and self-healing in Al-Anon. While I’ve shared my story with various Al-Anon family groups I hesitated to tell part of the tale publicly because of how it would affect others -...
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