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

“X” Marks the Spot, But Can You See It?
Adaptability / Change / Emotional Evolution & Spiritual Growth / Freedom / Imagination / Playing in the Mud

“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

Morning Coffee AFFIRMATIONS #1: Everything Changes
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Morning Coffee AFFIRMATIONS #1: Everything Changes

[Reading Time: 2 minutes, 36 seconds] Unless you’re stagnant and still—a mere concrete block in a sea of humans—change is inevitable. Everything changes. Nothing stays the same. Situations change, for better or worse. People change, for better or worse. Even people who insist they won’t change do, in fact, change. Even those we think will … Continue reading

Fortune Cookie Wisdom No. 1: The Panda Speaks, and I Listen
Adversity / Challenge / Change / Doubt / Emotional Evolution & Spiritual Growth / Fear / FORTUNE COOKIE WISDOM

Fortune Cookie Wisdom No. 1: The Panda Speaks, and I Listen

“YOU ARE HEADING IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION.”– Panda Express / Panda Inn Comforting words to read while I’m fairly uncertain about the direction I’m heading. It’s 6 p.m. on a Tuesday night in Southern California. We’d been packing a 26-foot moving truck for two days. We’d thought it would take one day. How naive. We’d … Continue reading

BE the Flower; Attract the BEES
Authenticity / Blogging / Career Change / Playing in the Mud / Transition / Writing

BE the Flower; Attract the BEES

When nothing seems to be going on, stuff still happens. Hello, dear ones! My apologies for being absent, but I’ve been over my head with projects and commitments. I have been in the midst of taking three online classes, sinking my teeth into courses on grammar, editing, and technical writing. I’m really trying to pave … Continue reading