Wisdom Wednesday 4/7/21–Rumi

Photo by Dinah heading south on the freeway. The sky was stunning! “Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing,there is a field. I’ll meet you there.When the soul lies down in that grass,the world is too full to talk about.Ideas, language, even the phrase “each other”doesn’t make any sense.The breeze at dawn has secrets to …

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Wisdom Wednesday 2/24/21

“Mirroring & Mindfulness”-Photo by Dinah (c) Welcome back to Wisdom Wednesday!Last week we briefly discussed mindfulness. Mindfulness is about learning to pay attention. It’s about paying attention to what goes on around us and to how we choose to respond … Remembering that we have the ability to choose a thoughtful response rather than a …

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Dinah’s…If We Were Having Coffee 2/12/21….

Photo by Dinah(c) Hello my friend! Thanks so much for stopping by for a cup of coffee and a chat. I’ve missed you. How have you been? I hope you’re surviving winter and that you’re still finding things to feel happy about! If we were having coffee, I would be delighted to see you. And …

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Shifting Perspectives…If we were having coffee 12/18/20

Photo by Dinah (c) If we were having coffee..... Welcome my friend! Thank goodness for these weekend coffee shares. Lately, they have been the only time that I have focused on connecting with you. I’m hoping to improve that! If we were having coffee, I would, as usual, be so happy to spend some time …

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If we were having coffee…. 12/11/20

Photo taken by Dinah (c) If we were having coffee..... Welcome back my friend. It’s so good to see you. I always enjoy these coffee get togethers. Come, sit, get comfortable.  If we were having coffee, I would want to know how you’re doing. What’s new? Tell me what you’ve been pondering this week… If …

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HoliDAZE Part 1 -NaNoPoBlano Challenge Day 25/30

Photo taken by my husband First of all...You’re not alone! It may well feel like you are and I know how hard it is to cope with that feeling. But you’re not alone. In the U.S., tomorrow is Thanksgiving. And that lights the fuse of cascading holidays or holiDAZE. Thanksgiving, Chanukah, Kwanzaa, Christmas, New Years... …

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No Certainty- NaNoPoBlano Challenge Day 24/30

These days have so many embedded questions that there’s no room for casual thoughts or thrilling conversations. Casual and thrilling have been temporarily replaced with uncertainty...especially in terms of the things that were always supposed to be certain. It was a certainty that the professionals would care for the aged and infirm when the time …

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Family Photos- NaNoPoBlano Challenge Day 23/30

Picture from Facebook Throughout my life, the word “family” was difficult. The word, the associated dynamics, the players...it was all stressful...still is. So I had to tweak and revise my definition multiple times. Family became about choice and ease once I realized that family isn’t just about genetics. Family is about including those who love …

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If we were having coffee 11/20/20 – NaNoPoBlano Challenge Day 20/30

Photo and virtual banana bread courtesy of my husband 💜 Welcome my friend! So happy to share some virtual time and space with you!  If we were having coffee, I’d offer you coffee, tea, soda or water. I’d also offer you some of my husband’s banana bread. He’s using my mom’s recipe...and adding chocolate chips...because …

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Patience Please! – NaNoPoBlano Challenge Day 17/30

Photo taken, once again, by my husband! My dear friend Jo said to me years ago, “Dinah, immediate gratification is too slow for you!” And, of course he was spot on! I’m so bad at waiting.  I feel like I’m walking a razor’s edge trying to be patient AND proactive. It seems to me that …

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If we were having coffee 11/14/20 -NaNoPoBlano Challenge Day 14/30

Good Morning my friend! Oh so good to see you! How was your week? I’m hoping all is well in your world.  If we were having coffee I’d want you to go beyond the word “fine” and really tell me how you are. What frustrated you this week? Was it resolved, at least in your …

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Just Breathe-NaNoPoBlano Challenge Day 10

I thrive on certainty. I like routine. Sameness makes me feel safe. I’m strange that way. Maybe you are too?I suspect this is a byproduct of growing up in chaos. Dysfunction is threatening. Dysfunction, by it’s very nature, is unsettling and fatiguing and makes you hold your breath as if tension and breath can protect …

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