Category Archives: Family

Baby Therapy

A new baby is like the beginning of all things: wonder, hope, a dream of possibilities. ~Eda LeShan I know I tend to stray from the supposed theme of my blog pretty often. But today I have a new twist … Continue reading

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a walk in the woods

Don’t you hate it when you know you really should do something because it’s good for you, but you still don’t feel motivated to do it? I know I need regular time outdoors in order to feel well, but lately … Continue reading

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Sunset Therapy, Just When I Needed It

I realize I don’t write about “nature as therapy”quite as often as I intended. All of my birding, hiking, and kayaking are forms of ecotherapy, but I don’t always write about them that way. This weekend, though, I experienced something that … Continue reading

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So Far, So Good

Well this winter has been extremely mild up until now, so we’ve been able to get outdoors more often than usual. As a result, my depression hasn’t gotten a good hold on me yet, and for that I’m SO thankful. … Continue reading

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The Scariest Part of Halloween

The scariest part of Halloween this year was this:  That’s an image of my Dad’s heart with a 99% blockage in a main coronary artery. We came FAR too close to losing him last Wednesday. Thankfully when the local hospital realized … Continue reading

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The Worst Thing Imaginable

I intend to get back to writing about more positive things in my next post, but I hope you’ll indulge me one more time as I need to write about something sad again. When I wrote about my brother-in-law’s struggle … Continue reading

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When Bad Things Happen to Good People

This is difficult to write. Because writing about it means I have to think about it instead of distracting myself as I have been lately. My sister’s husband Ron has brain cancer. He’s 49 years old, and he’s been fighting … Continue reading

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OLD Family Photos

Last weekend I was thrilled to be able to spend some quality time with my parents, something that happens all too rarely these days. And I think they enjoyed it as much as I did. They dug out some old … Continue reading

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Rain, Rain, Go Away!

We’ve had about 4 cool, rainy days in a row now, and I’m over it. I usually love rain — the sound of it on the roof, the way it cleans and brightens everything, and how it nourishes my flowers. … Continue reading

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A Bird-tastic day at the park

The road commission was working on our road yesterday (what else is new?), and the constant backup beeping of the trucks was driving me absolutely bonkers.   The person who came up with that idea for backup beepers should be shot … Continue reading

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