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The Irony of Life, Part 22:  Will you help?

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We’re uncomfortable; we want everything to be the way it was.  The virus will pass, perhaps in a year or so, but for some, it will never be the way it was—like this story about a woman of service. Continue reading

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The Irony of Life, Part 20: Accepting What IS

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Sometimes, we find ourselves in situations we didn’t choose—like the loss of a job or a friend, a situation we can’t control, the death of a loved one, or a place we don’t want to be.  We try to skip the grief and get stuck.  Despite having experienced and learned from all of those, I am helpless when it happens again. Continue reading

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The Irony of Life, Part 17: The Sulphur Creek Trail

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In my darkest hour, those who watch over me came through with someone tapping at my back door. Continue reading

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The Irony of Life, Part 15: The Inspection

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I’ve seen a lot of houses since I moved here, but this is the one I like best. Continue reading

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The Truth about COVID-19?

Sometimes, what you hear in the news is not the real story. Continue reading

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The Irony of Life, Part 12: Let it Be

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At some point, I had to let go and let God deal with it so I could move on. Continue reading

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The Irony of Life, Part 11: Grieving

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It took a week of hassles to quit crying and get myself back. Continue reading

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The Irony of Life, Part 10: On the Road

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Sometimes we have to get help from complete strangers, despite how independent we might have been. Continue reading

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The Irony of Life,  Part 5: Looking for Home

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Finding a place to rent in Durango is more difficult than I imagined. Possibly, because I haven’t rented since college, and I’ve owned homes for forty-four years. And renting during the COVIID-19 Pandemic didn’t help matters. Continue reading

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The Irony of Life, Part 4: The Contract

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COVID-19 prevented me from relocating after selling my house on March 13. Despite having a contract stating that I can stay here, the new owners are doing their best to make me leave Continue reading

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The Irony of Life, Part 6: Prayers Answered

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If we focus on what we want, letting others do the same, good things happen! Continue reading

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The Irony of Life, Part Two

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What first appeared to be simple can become our worst nightmare. Continue reading

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The Irony of Life, Part One

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Sometimes we are torn between what has sustained us and our desire to be happy no matter what it takes. Continue reading

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Conscious Creation, Part 5: Focus on the positive!

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We hear “Focus on the positive!” a lot these days.  It sounds easy, but it’s not! So why accept the challenge? Continue reading

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Conscious Creation, Part 3:  Three Approaches to the LoA

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Manifesting or co-creating your life can be simple if you remember one thing. Continue reading

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Conscious Creation, Part 2: What Do You Want?

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Having a desire or wanting something sounds easy, but the truth is, wanting can be…complicated. Continue reading

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Conscious Creation Part 1: Background

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People have been co-creating their experience since we’ve been conscious, but we haven’t always been conscious creators. Fortunately, the more we learn about the process, the more likely we are to create what we want–consciously. Continue reading

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Laying Down the Sword

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Recognizing once again that “resistance is futile” (the mantra of the mindless Borg hive from Star Trek Next Generation), I’ve decided to spit out that red pill. Now I’m grabbing the blue pill like everyone else, and plan to be doing what pleases me “till the fat lady sings.” Continue reading

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“Oh, YES!” and “Oh, NO!”

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It’s the journey, not the destination, that brings us joy. Continue reading

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“Cosmic Thump” Awakening

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You can have beliefs, but if you don’t walk your talk, they are powerless. Continue reading