Can Politics Make You Happy?

This blog is steadfastly non-political for a reason – it doesn’t seem like a path to happiness, and often is quite the opposite. Yet, when I look at people at these rallies and see their hopeful, smiling faces, I wonder if perhaps this is a road to happiness. Seeing throngs of smiling people, one could…

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The Purpose of Negative Space

The negativity around us can be suffocating. I know I feel it, even as an introvert. It’s the collective fatigue from all of the bad news and the uncertainty that has become part of our everyday. Even if we’re not directly impacted, by health or finances, we wait nervously for the storm to reach us….

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What I learned from the Eclipse

No, I did not get an amazing photo of the eclipse. It was fun, and the glasses we got at Lowes were awesome. We went to the parking lot here in town, since we were getting about 96.1% of the view. I figured, “Heck, I’ll take a 96% any day, especially when the alternative is…

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How to Build Courage – Week 18 Update

You will never do anything  In this world without courage It is the greatest quality in the mind next to honor – Aristotle         I’ve been thinking a lot recently about courage. There’s a good deal of life-changing going on around me. New job opportunities, kids graduating into the world, traveling the…

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