Just Show Up

Who Shows Up? and when? It is easy to show support during joyous times. It can be far more stressful –and sometimes uncomfortable--to be available in times of crisis, confusion, or death. There are some people who you expect to Show Up during those latter times; others shock you when they reach out. Those few …

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Lifeline

With an ill family member a plane ride away that little rectangular tool called the Cell Phone so full of need and escape in a hand-held box that I sometimes abhor, (when others are hypnotized and friends engaged in the screen instead of today and engaging conversation) has become my lifeline. I carry it on …

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Embrace Everyday Moments

Life is not remembered by one stupendous event defined by horror or humor or elation. Rather, it is a compilation of moments lived daily, sometimes highlighted by a singular chance occurrence. Embrace each sunrise with an open mind a heart willing to accept the mundane as extraordinary with stupendous times sprinkled throughout. Near the end, …

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Death Amongst Us

It's been a hellish couple of months, with moments of joy sprinkled in to make it bearable.  Work is overwhelming,  chronic pain slowing me  down further, my horse was injured for several weeks, kids and parents' health see-sawing, my good friend and trainer now moving to another barn, the kids have had highs and lows …

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