It Is Okay For You Not To Be Happy

May 13, 2013 by  
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“Your life will not be easy. Some difficulties. Quite long period. But no reason to feel discouraged.” ~ Chenrezig It is okay for you not to be happy. This is something I feel I must tell you. It is okay for you not to be happy. The self-help books and lifestyle magazines, the positivity blogs […]

Retrospective: If I Were Queen of the Forest …

March 24, 2013 by  
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“Introducing our Retrospective article for this week: Selected from the works of A-ha! Space contributor Carla Cummins Thomas, we would like to reintroduce you to this article from October 29, 2010. Carla takes us down memory lane with a fantastical journey of finding courage within the loving heart of a lion. We hope you enjoy!” When I was a […]

What I Know By Heart

February 21, 2013 by  
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What do you think of when someone mentions the word heart to you? Do you think of love and romance, passion and heat? Or do you think of something more intuitive, maybe something like a soul? Do you think of courage? Bravery? Or do you think of something more literal – the living, beating organ […]

Something We’ve Forgotten

August 22, 2012 by  
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So here is the truth. Well … several truths … Truth 1: I have begun this article many times and have as many drafts for it as a cat has lives. I began wanting to tell you about my year of two winters. (Yes. It’s true. We left the northern hemisphere in the winter and […]

Let Love In

December 14, 2011 by  
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I must be honest. Each year when asked to write something about Christmas and celebrating, I find it very difficult to do so. I balk at the task. And the reason for this is my knowledge that Christmas is not a happy time for everybody. There are a lot of people for whom Christmas is […]

We Are Family

June 3, 2011 by  
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Kindness is one of those things that lots of people talk about but which lots of people don’t seem to have. It is not because we are bad people. It is because kindness is something I think most of us don’t know how to define … and something we see so little, that often when […]

The Curb of My Enthusiasm

May 25, 2011 by  
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Enthusiasm is nothing: it comes and goes. But if one believes, then miracles occur. ~ Henry Miller Enthusiasm is something that you either have or have not. There is no middle ground, even if someone did one day coin the word: half-enthusiastically. No – enthusiasm is an ‘all or nothing’ proposition and always has been. […]

Where Your Treasure Is

April 26, 2011 by  
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A few weeks ago, a girlfriend and I set off on our own journey of discovery to the island of Cyprus in the middle of the Mediterranean. Destination: Lemesos. We were excited … about several things probably – getting away from the men for a weekend, catching up in the way only girls can – […]

Someone Else’s Dream

February 21, 2011 by  
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When I graduated from high school, Faith Hill was still a new country artist on the horizon with just a smattering of new hits under her belt. She made the top billboard charts the first time in 1993 with her debut album Take Me As I Am, and then in my second year of college […]

A Reason to Celebrate

December 22, 2010 by  
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Have you ever noticed how many of our celebrations involve light? On New Year’s Eve we have fireworks; on Valentine’s Day, romantic candles. On Halloween we set tea lights in Jack-o-lanterns and at Christmas we deck miniature lights ‘round our Christmas trees. Even our birthdays don’t get away without a little trick of a candle […]

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