Monthly Archives: September 2016

Silence Can Be Bliss…

It was the beginning of June, an extremely hot day this past summer. My caregiver Michael and I had spent the afternoon, as usual, running errands and doing necessary things around the house like cooking and laundry. There was about … Continue reading

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Empower Me.

Our greatest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our greatest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, … Continue reading

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I’ll Do It On Purpose

A few months ago, I wrote a purpose statement for my life.  It was an exercise suggested in the book “The Success Principles” by Jack Canfield.  He is a man I greatly admire for many reasons.  As one of the … Continue reading

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A Lack of Vision…

In this season of the Olympics ending in Rio last week and the Paralympics getting ready to begin, I have been thinking about the athletes often lately.  It is common knowledge these days that Michael Phelps is the most decorated … Continue reading

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