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Cultivating Imagination During Tough Times


A creative writer needs to stimulate their imagination to enable them to express with words their flair and comprehension.  Stimulating the creative part of our humanity also can be of great assistance when we are faced with certain uncomfortable life situations. ****   I met a young woman in the waiting-room of the Radium Clinic.   …… Continue reading Cultivating Imagination During Tough Times

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Achieving Patience One Day at a Time


These days I’m struggling to be patient. Life has become more like a treadmill path, running without seeing any apparent result. I am sure we all feel more or less the same. After almost one year of lock down, our patience is being tested. I have been focusing and trying really hard to become more…… Continue reading Achieving Patience One Day at a Time

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The Odd Goose


Six thirty in the morning. I’m hobbling as I try to walk my dog. A month ago, I had fallen in the ice storm and injured my ankle and I’m still hurting. Last summer, I was able to walk ten miles a day. Today, I can barely handle one. I feel stupid and horrible and…… Continue reading The Odd Goose

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Service to Others is Indeed Service to Ourselves


We can talk about the positive effects of selfless actions for hours and today I will point out some of those which I have experienced in my life. However, looking at the world around us can give us a good estimation what can greed do to a society. 1. Service gives us perspective It happens…… Continue reading Service to Others is Indeed Service to Ourselves

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Baptizing the Royal Grump


I woke up on the wrong side of the world this morning.  Just nothing felt right.  Nothing seemed to be going right.  I just wanted to shrink away from the world and hide my head under my covers and be left alone. Yup.  I was a grump. A royal grump. But hiding under the covers…… Continue reading Baptizing the Royal Grump

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Who will Remember me? Who will say Kind Words About me?


I recently had a conversation with a much older friend, about what truly define us, what we would be remembered by; it’s not by our zip code, nor socioeconomic status, etc, but the impact we’ve made on others.  This made me think at the present moment in time. I am not perfect nor has been…… Continue reading Who will Remember me? Who will say Kind Words About me?

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Staying Organized and On Budget: Tips for Reaching Your Financial Goals


The holidays are almost here! How are you preparing for the gift giving season? If you are having trouble staying on budget, you are not alone! Here are some tips to help you stay on track. 1. Start With an Emergency Fund Whether you call it a “Rainy Day Fund”, “Emergency Fund”, or “Oh Shoot!”,…… Continue reading Staying Organized and On Budget: Tips for Reaching Your Financial Goals

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Why This has Been a Year of Growth


2020 was supposed to be my year. It meant celebrating my life’s milestones with new adventures- pre-planned and pre-paid. New job, new trips, new adventures. Photo by Valeria Ushakova on Pexels.com Until this dear virus cancelled every single plan. I was devastated. I did everything right, yet, I’m losing out on everything I worked so…… Continue reading Why This has Been a Year of Growth

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The Worst Question I’ve Ever Been Asked


“Do you really think anything you do has any merit?” My hands stilled over my keyboard. On my computer screen, a notification blipped. My Google slide presentation about nouns had automatically been saved into my drive. Merit? Did I really think anything I was doing actually had any merit? The question bounced off the soft,…… Continue reading The Worst Question I’ve Ever Been Asked

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Forgiving Myself


I am an English teacher who is driven by the need, the passion to do my best to reach every single one of my students.  If one isn’t doing well, I take it personally.  It’s my fault.  I didn’t do my job.  I failed. I should have tried harder. I should have done more. I…… Continue reading Forgiving Myself

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Lifting the Rosy Colored Blindfold


When I was a girl, I lived on an Army base in Munich, Germany.  I was surrounded by people of color and the diverse spectrum was my norm.  As a teenager, I lived in northern Virginia, attending a high school that had multi-lingual signs over every bathroom. I grew up in the years following the…… Continue reading Lifting the Rosy Colored Blindfold

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In Spite of the Darkness, Goodness Still Prevails


My father in law gave me a bookmark which I have in my top left desk drawer.  Yes, I know that it should be in a book somewhere, especially because I am still a hundred pages from the end of Cloud Atlas. But I always worried that I would lose this bookmark.  It’s metal with a…… Continue reading In Spite of the Darkness, Goodness Still Prevails