Tag Archives: hope

How to Stop Your Own Suffering

When people ask what benefits I derive from my meditation practice, I find myself at a loss for words. Imagine that, me of all people not able to provide a sufficient answer. I know what it feels like, I know … Continue reading

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Grace, Hope & Lebenslüge

Lebenslüge. Life lies. What a great German phrase  a new friend shared with me. She asked me at the end of our first meeting, why I tell myself life lies, lebenslüge. I couldn’t answer her immediately because I fell in … Continue reading

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Running Through Hope

I love snow. I love it more now that my son is old enough to shovel. I hate shoveling. But snow, I love the snow. One of my favoritest (yes, I made that up) moments in life is running in … Continue reading

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Doppler Radar Forecast of Life

“What’s the weather going to be like today?” The Boy asks as he gets dressed in the morning. “Calls for a chance of rain, supposed to be warm,” I say. He walks to the car in a heavy sweatshirt and … Continue reading

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Put the Armor Down, Be Vulnerable, & Marinate

An old, trusted friend asked about details of how my last relationship ended. We talked about it, and it was clear that I was still having difficulty with it, and the loss; I was still hurting. And I admitted that … Continue reading

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Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Claus

I found this essay last year and I bookmarked it to use when my oldest child asks for the truth about Santa, because I knew this gig wouldn’t last much longer. This wise writer, Martha Brockenbrough, answered her daughter who asked … Continue reading

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I Hope You Dance

Hope is a funny thing. The dictionary defines it as: ”the feeling that what is wanted can be had or that events will turn out for the best” Let me digress here–I want to split hairs for just one moment. I … Continue reading

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