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    Microblog Monday #34—Are you Aware of the Quiet Beauty of the Season?

    “Pay attention to the quiet beauty of the season. Notice the quiet glow of a candle. Savor the richness of colors around you. Feel the variety of nature’s textures. These are winter’s gifts to each of us.” -Cherryll Sevy We often forget in the holiday crush of activities  to acknowledge the subtle quiet gifts of the season. Observe the small, quiet and simple moments and the natural beauty which is all around us. A bird sitting alone on a bare brown branch on a nearby tree. Red holly berries bright against dark green leaves. Candles glowing silently, creating warm, soothing light. The light of the setting sun against an afternoon…

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    Microblog Monday #32—Maintaining Balance in Our Life

    ““Came upon these rocks one morning on a hike. Regardless of their shape or size, each rock balanced perfectly on a foundational rock in the flowing creek. What is your foundation rock as life swirls around you?” For many, this is a spiritual practice, beliefs or unconditional faith in the Divine. It can also be a positive belief in onesself that whatever shows up in our life, we will have what we need to handle it. It is often family, or a special person in our life who is consistent, shows up for us, and offers us solid honest, perspective and support. Rituals, morning coffee, journaling, meditation, evening prayers, daily…

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    #MicroblogMonday 30—Saying Yes to Your Needs

    “There are times when saying “yes” to our own needs, we must say “no” to the needs of others.  In other words, when you say yes to someone else’s needs, what are you denying yourself? Time, money, resources, energy or attention? There’s a trade off in some way. Recently, Simone Biles and Naomi Osaki, both top professional athletes, said yes to taking care of their own mental health needs. In doing so, they said no to the public’s need to see them perform. They showed incredible strength to take care of themselves in full view (and some criticism) of millions of people. Some have argued they demonstrated weakness in not…