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In your mind picture the person you are the most fond of. Now picture them walking along a sidewalk on a sunny day. The backdrop of the blue sky highlighting their form. Consider the curves of their face. Think of their smile and how it sparks your heart. Move through your thoughts on why you love this person. Can you hear their voice in your head? Is there something they say to… Read More

I learn so much from our children about how to be a great human. Knowing them changes my life on a daily basis. Here is one instance that happened with our daughter. This past June my daughter and I had some conflict. She had taken a nail file and decided to do some home renovations in our bathroom. When I attempted to redirect her she didn’t respond positively to me. Every part… Read More

Grief is alive. It’s a living creature that hides, and unexpected triggers reveal it. As I write this, I am sitting below a large painting of two horses. It’s one of my very own unexpected triggers. Like the tears that come when they want to old memory’s emerge without warning. A memory of my sister riding a shiny palomino flashes through my mind. Heaven gave me the gift of two sisters. They… Read More

It’s there lurking in your pocket, purse or hand. You never leave home without it. It’s always close. You let it inside of your most valuable moments. You take it to the bathroom. It’s there when you brush your hair. You place it next to your bed as you sleep or, make love. You take it on dates. Dinners for two are now dinners for four. It’s near to you when you… Read More

Here are just some of the things I have learned in my short time being a mother. Always have fresh fruit or vegetables prepared in the fridge. Toddlers need a snack, and when they do it is RIGHT NOW! You are not alone. No matter how deeply you feel alone that depth does not make it true. You may say something like “Renee I am a single mother and I just moved… Read More