Category Archives: personal growth

being the best you can be

Last Post

This is my last post until I decide whether to continue this blog. There are so many reasons to quit:

  1. I’m not sure anyone is reading it because “likes” are few and comments are fewer.
  2. Word Press refuses to let me use Classic Editor. I’m moving again, twice since February 2020, and I have no time to learn a completely different way to do this.
  3. Word Press refuses to use my current email so I am never notified when anyone does respond. Good luck billing me, Word Press!
  4. I have no way of seeing what I’m writing until I publish it. I clicked “Preview” and got the prompt for “desktop, tablet, or…” This just isn’t working for me. Adios, WP!

So, as my last post, I want to share something positive from Abraham about our experience since the world went crazy:

There will be a time, not so far from now, that you will look back on this phase of your life and instead of condemning it or beating up on it… Instead of blaming or guilting, you will feel appreciation for it, because you will understand that a renewed desire for life was born out of this time period that will bring you to physical heights that you could not have achieved without the contrast that gave birth to this desire.

Abraham, Esther & Jerry Hicks

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The Irony of Life, Part 30: Accepting Loss

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It’s in our willingness to accept our loss that we heal. Continue reading

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The Irony of Life, Part 29: Accepting the Gifts

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God speaks to us however we can hear. Continue reading

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The Irony of Life, Part 28: Processing Pain

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EPC is a conscious way to deal with emotional pain with someone with whom you could not communicate in person because they simply are not available. Continue reading

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The Irony of Life, Part 26: Walking in Beauty, Again

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There are many approaches to accepting life as it is and choosing happiness. Pick the one that works for you. Continue reading

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The Irony of Life, Part 25:  Taking Action Beats Complaining

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If something bothers you, take action.  It feels so much better to change things than complaining to friends on Facebook. Continue reading

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The Irony of Life, Part 23:  Want to Change the World?

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If you want to change the world, be conscious of the Divine within you and practice
seeing God in all things. Continue reading

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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