5 Positives in This Current Crisis

Change is always hard, especially when it involves situations over which we have no control. The restrictions imposed by authorities on state and national levels in an attempt to slow the spread of COVID-19 have changed how we conduct our day-to-day lives. Many are chafing at these limits, but positives always emerge, even in negative […]

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5 Reactions to Coronavirus

Last week, our country entered an unprecedented phase as we hunkered down to halt the spread of a global pandemic called Coronavirus. Canceled events, conferences, and gatherings; shuttered schools and churches; closed businesses and restaurants, measures taken to implement social distancing and lessen the spread of the virus. Along with these efforts, other reactions came […]

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4 Tools to Tame Fear

Coronavirus. A plummeting stock market. Political bickering and banter. Wars and rumors of wars. If you look at the headlines, fear could easily wrap its tendrils around you, squeezing you into nonstop panic mode. Fear overtakes thoughts and overwhelms life, if you allow it to, but you don’t have to succumb to fear. Following are […]

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Appreciate Now

To appreciate means to understand the worth, quality, or significance of; to elevate in value; to judge with heightened perception or understanding; to recognize with gratitude. Yet, often, we don’t appreciate what we have, or the people we know and love, until circumstance change. Following are thoughts on appreciating now: Tomorrow Isn’t a Given Early […]

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Hang On and Move Forward

Do you ever feel buffeted on all sides by problems, responsibilities, and unexpected urgent demands on your time? The last two weeks have been a whirlwind of activity as fast-moving and turbulent as the twister that churned its way across our town. Multiple scenarios of this can’t happen until that does, and that can’t be […]

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Responding to Change

This is a week of change for me: adjustment to a new fitness center and the move of my son and his family to another town. I’m not particularly happy about either of these changes, because like many of you, I’m a creature of habit. It’s hard to “do different” when you’ve been accustomed to […]

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Clearing the Clutter

For the last several weeks, I’ve worked on cleaning out drawers and closets. I’m a little surprised and embarrassed to admit some of the items I parted with have been around for 25-30 years! How does that happen? Clutter accumulation occurs not only with things, but also with thoughts, perspectives, and emotional wounds. And like […]

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