#24 21 Days of Gratitude Challenge

At night while falling asleep, I do my 4-7-8 breath and lead myself into a moment of gratitude.  I choose three things from the day I am grateful for, and then I easily turn those three into ten! This year, I have been given the challenge to keep a gratitude journal for 21 days.  This is no challenge for me.  In order for me to make...

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#23 Open Up Outrageously This New Year

Cleaning out my space and recharging my batteries is an annual practice for me as the New Year approaches.  I can feel deep within me that it's time to re-read two of my favorites by Tosha Silver: Outrageous Openness: Letting the Devine Take the Lead and Change Me Prayers: The Hidden Power of Spiritual Surrender. When I say "re-reading", what I really mean is tapping my...

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#22 Being Home Isn’t As Easy As It Sounds

The pangs of waking up to bright lights creeping underneath the crack of my door as they light the way to the bathroom for me churn deep in my gut. This morning I will not breathe the stale hotel room air and bend to pick up the newspaper that’s been slipped through the crack of the door at an ungodly hour by a no doubt...

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#21 Celebrations

Holiday lit pines replace the wilted corn stalks and brown-topped mums that once decorated our front porch. I relish the subtle move into the Christmas season that I celebrate with family and friends while hanging on to every note of Christmas music that now plays. Thanksgiving has come and gone and leaves me with warm and wonderful lasting memories of the day and years gone by....

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#20 Hello September

With the reminders of warm summer nights etched into my ankles, I look at the bruises left from endless scratching and reflect on my relaxing yet productive summer.  It was my hope these scars of summer would be long gone before the start of the school year, but no such luck; I will begin my first year as a 5th-grade teacher with nasty ankles, cut,...

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