Lessons from the Rose Garden__2: Everything in its Own Time
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Lessons from the Rose Garden__2: Everything in its Own Time

Everything–and everyone!–does not grow at the same pace. In the past week, the new rose plants we brought home that had quickly buckled under Arizona’s unseasonable heat have now lost all their half-burnt blossoms. Aside from increasingly dry leaves, the plants seem dormant and are now completely bare. Though we’ve been careful to water all … Continue reading

Lessons from the Rose Garden__1: Growing Under Pressure
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Lessons from the Rose Garden__1: Growing Under Pressure

  Alas, the beautiful flowering rose bushes that captured our hearts at the garden center last week have turned to crunchy critters within a week of bringing them home, courtesy of unseasonable 100-degree temps here in Arizona. The roses are in new soil and a new environment, which is tough enough on its own. Add … Continue reading

Truth in the Mirror: Going Gray
Acceptance / Adaptability / Attachment / Authenticity / Challenge / Denial / Emotional Evolution & Spiritual Growth / Facing Reality / Fear / Positive Self-Image

Truth in the Mirror: Going Gray

I’m going gray. Actually, I’ve been going gray for almost 10 years now. I’m only recently ready to come to grips with that fact enough to truly accept it, to accept that this is who I am. What’s been keeping me from the truth? Vanity? Yes. But what’s underneath that vanity? A need to be … Continue reading

“X” Marks the Spot, But Can You See It?
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“X” Marks the Spot, But Can You See It?

What if the treasure isn’t BELOW you? What if it’s ABOVE you? What if it’s simply IN you? Is your perspective so ingrained that you would miss the sign, even an obvious one? What if DOWN is really UP? And UP is really DOWN? What if there is no UP or DOWN, only HERE and … Continue reading

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Guidance — the_tovarysh_connection

Healing words from a dear fellow blogger, The Tovarysh Connection . . . You are not alone You have not been forgotten or forsaken The guidance continues to be here for you And for all who seek it. Dear Ones, in times of great distress and turmoil there continues to be a safe haven from … Continue reading

Sept. 11, 2016: Honor, Not Disrespect, For the Disregarded; My One Good Deed
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Sept. 11, 2016: Honor, Not Disrespect, For the Disregarded; My One Good Deed

This is a photo I put together, copied, and then framed to bring with me to all the places I would visit this somber September 11th in 2016. It is of my former husband, a federal responder at Ground Zero, who remained there for 4 months straight after the disaster and remained on high alert … Continue reading