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clients bring clarity to my life…huge gratitude

November 29, 2012
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Sexual freedom, a deep appreciation for our military, and a renewed interest in my children: these are just some of the gifts my clients have given me. As I count my blessings, my clients top the list, for they bring depth and dimension to my life. The relationship between coach and client is holy because […]

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melody, harmony and gratitude for musical brothers

November 18, 2012
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  My brother, Steve Mullen, made music Rockstar Fabulous and approachable at the same time. He’s been interested in music as long as he’s been interested in baseball, which is to say all his life, and with equal, giddy fascination. All my memories with him are tied up with music. 9 years my senior, I […]

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a month of soulful gratitude

November 5, 2012
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Nothing makes me happier than listing the things for which I’m grateful. The simple reason is that, as I notice things that make my life wonderful, the Beauty of the thing GROWS. Why is this? Focus brings clarity. So I’m beginning my gratitude month with photography. I have a cadre of photographer friends who have […]

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gratitude chases out fear

July 9, 2012
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I can’t hold fear and gratitude in my mind simultaneously. This is something Yvette Francino taught me as we partnered weekly.  It was a bigger lesson she was to learn while she watched her dear friend die. I am regularly fearful that I am not doing enough. I focus on the meal I didn’t make […]

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altar your life: the gravity of gratitude

July 9, 2012

How would your life be different if you could live each moment free from fear and worry? I am offering an exciting class in November called Altar Your Life: The Gravity of Gratitude.  I showcase 30 different styles of appreciating the world around us. Studies are showing that we cannot simultaneously hold onto thoughts of […]

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gratitude: using bitter to reveal sweet

June 12, 2012
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I sip bitter coffee and I’m grateful for the walks I took in deep forests with my father just after he left my mother. I was five years old. His steps were big to my little but we’d walk 2 hours at a time. My coffee today helps me understand why I treasure the loneliness […]

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gratitude makes flowers out of weeds

June 6, 2012
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Dandelions were always flowers when I was growing up. They became weeds when I bought a house and began to worry that my lawn didn’t measure up in the neighborhood. Then I saw this photo from my cyber friend Stacia at Fluffy Bunnies and I was five years old again lost in yellow and gratitude. […]

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cinnamon rolls taste like gratitude

November 28, 2011
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Because many sticky fingered readers asked me about my Thanksgiving snowflakes I’m reposting this.   Cinnamon rolls remind me to be grateful, consequently they are my altared space today.  When my children were young my husband and I lived in the same town as both our parents.  With divorce on both sides we had a […]

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vegetarian or hunter? comparing yourself at the dinner table

October 10, 2016
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It was bloody when my children were growing up, and there were tears. My children fought about food and kept my kitchen tense for years. They were finding their way in life, doing that sacred tango of emancipation like all kids do. My daughter is a strict vegetarian. My son is a bow hunter. I […]

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hunger is a distraction that can’t be ignored

April 1, 2013
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“The woman next to you just paid for your lunch.” I looked at this blonde stranger with incredulity in my eyes. I was as hungry as I let myself get. I’d been digging in my purse to find my wallet. It wasn’t there. I left it on my desk when I took it out to […]

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the amazing grace of sharing songs

November 13, 2012
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I am 17.  I’ve spent more than an hour on my hair. I wear a dress that has absorbed a few swear words while my mother struggled with the sewing machine because the fabric is sheer and every seam is Frenchly pressed. Still, after all this time with my hair, I’m ready early and my […]

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