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The End of One Journey

The end of one journey leads to the beginning of the next. When you come to the ending of one season, look for the open door. It leads you to the next phase. All that you learned from the past has prepared you for what is coming. All that you need awaits you.
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Live the Life You've Imagined

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you've imagined. ~Thoreau These words gave me courage to apply for graduate school. They inspired me to continue to earn the degree my heart had always yearned to have. I incorporated them into my psyche anyway I could, including using them as wallpaper on my computer. When I felt shaky or doubtful, I repeated this quote to myself. After graduation, I lived a more practical life, taking a job I never imagined I would have. Even though I loved the work I did, it robbed my soul of joy and happiness. I had to ask myself, "What are my...
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The Time is Always Ripe to Do Right

We must use time wisely and forever realize that the time is always ripe to do right. ~Nelson Mandela With catastrophe, disaster, and discontent roiling in our world, helplessness can overwhelm us. What can I do about a situation that is too big or too far away? Nelson Mandela gives us a good answer. Do Right. Ask your heart what the right thing to do is. The time is ripe to do that. Even small actions can make a difference.
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Believe in Yourself

Acceptance begins when you believe in yourself. When you are able to accept yourself with all your flaws, it is easier to embrace others. Step one to accepting others and living peacefully is living at peace with yourself.
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Eclipse 8-21-17

Happy Eclipse Day! Be careful how you observe the sun. Protect your eyes. Enjoy the moment when the sun and moon align and remind us that our world is big and amazing. Best wishes to you as you observe this phenomenon.
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Resonate Heart

The Resonate Heart, logo for Resonate SVC, was first conceived by my oldest child. Lux created that first red and blue puzzle heart for my youngest son who has Aspergers. All three of us love it and it represents our commitment and love for each other, our unity as a family, and our struggle with Aspergers. The puzzle part of the heart is a nod to Autism symbolism. Mainly, it is a triumph of my youngest child who found where he fits in.
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Release & Recieve

Holding onto hurts and offesnes is a human trait. Our hands naturally reach to soothe our pain. As the ache subsides, we fear letting go. What if the sharpness returns? The time comes when holding on causes us to stumble. Reaching deeply within, we find the strength to remove our grasp. Our open hands, now free, are able to accept goodness. The hand that releases pain is open to receive blessings.
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Balance

It's palindrome week this July of 2017. Every date is the same forward and backward. What a great time to think about balance in our lives. With so many competing values, choices, and obligations, finding balance can be difficult. Everything seems important. Take a moment to center yourself and let the most important things rise to the top. May you be blessed with balance today and always.
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