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Priorities

In what ways has 2020 shifted your priorities… I put my health front and center. Physically, I am taking advantage of my Pelton bike and working out six days a week. Spiritually, I’m reading inspirational literature, praying and meditating seven … Continue reading

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Defining Gratitude

Gratitude is the child of attention. When we stop to take in what’s before us, a single moment becomes suddenly divisible into thousands. As theologian and mental health nurse John Swinton writes, there is fast time and there is slow … Continue reading

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Silver Linings

I think this year pushed us all beyond our limits in ways we didn’t know were possible. One of my silver linings was getting more comfortable spending time, alone. I turned to exercise, cooking and reading to quiet my mind- … Continue reading

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All It Takes Is a Little Pop

When my mother walks, her left foot makes a popping sound. Every step is audible. It’s always been like that. She doesn’t know why or particularly mind. For me, the sound is like a ticking clock; my brain mostly tunes … Continue reading

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Strangers on a Train

We met on a train from Paris to Barcelona. Sitting next to one another, we argued over who could use the power outlet. “Désolé, je crois que c’est a moi.” (“Sorry, I think it’s mine.”) Instant crush. A perfect, flirtatious, … Continue reading

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