Category Archives: Gratitudes

Now I Gotta Hug My Dog. Dammit.

I was a total grump when I left the house this morning. Lately, Hobbit’s been kind of a dork. This morning, His Dorkness ended up making me leave for work a half hour later than I’d planned. He decided that … Continue reading

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Lily Bean So Far….

It’s been a few weeks since Lily Bean joined our household. We’ve all learned a lot about each other. I went from being a grumpy control freak full of expectations (“She’s six months old; she SHOULD be able to X!” … Continue reading

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Handling The Changes

Sometimes the process of becoming gentler, of becoming nonviolent doesn’t feel nonviolent or gentle. I think this is because we resist the changes, changes that we have asked for with our whole hearts. Only the new stuff is, well NEW! … Continue reading

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The Question

It occurred to me last night how fortunate I am. I was having a conversation with Doug, the spousal unit and it somehow came around to food. We both agreed at the time we didn’t need any. Our refrigerator and … Continue reading

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22: When We Fail Our Superheroes

A sleeping pill prescription??? Our soldiers need and deserve so much more! We need them to be badasses while enlisted, sure, but when they come home it’s OUR DAMN TURN to help them integrate, to heal. Twenty-two veterans and one … Continue reading

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No Such Things As Coincidences

I’m a total believer in the saying “There’s no such thing as coincidences.” Too much in my life has been testament to that to believe otherwise. If you pay attention, you’ll find the Universe is very communicative. As a matter … Continue reading

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Men

Men. Just saying the word can send many women into a tizzy. It’s often said in disgust, derision or utter frustration. But not when I say it. I say “men” with love and huge, heaping helpings of admiration. And often … Continue reading

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Sneaky Demons

Just when you think “Yeah, I got this!” suddenly you find yourself in a tailspin, unable to move out of the dead space or do anything or even bother to care. For me I find myself meandering aimlessly, a raw … Continue reading

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Compassion, pt. 2

In a way I was a little disappointed. Sure, having the extra kitties was great, but my friend had always surmounted the odds and kept her furry family together. I simply expected that she’d do so again. I had faith … Continue reading

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Compassion, pt. 1

I’ve had many opportunities to be compassionate this past week. First, a friend needed help moving her cats from the hotel where she’d been staying temporarily. I REALLY didn’t want to go and I even told her so. She understood … Continue reading

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