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Articles, columns, essays, and poetry to uplift, inspire, and invigorate you. Here you’ll find features on health, wellness, inspiration, comfort and creativity.

Five Minutes Of Pleasure

March 7, 2014 // 7 Comments

The assignment was simple:  each day for the next week, take five minutes to do something that you enjoy, something that gives you pleasure. The assignment was simple, given [...]

The Power Of No

February 26, 2014 // 2 Comments

Like many people, I’m a creature of habit. As such, I find that when I want to change a behavior, the hardest part is breaking myself of the patterns that I associate [...]

A Window Of Hope

February 12, 2014 // 1 Comment

I love hanging out with my dad; perhaps we seem a matched set, even, with our lanky limbs and prominent noses, his hair still as blonde at 64 as it is in my mother’s [...]

A Circle Of Magic

February 3, 2014 // 0 Comments

The air is just easier to breathe. Boise slides me into a constant state of meditation where I’m floating above my life and the things I left undone back at home.  The [...]

Anger Is An Ally

January 27, 2014 // 0 Comments

When my daughter gets angry, she gets angry. She goes into her room and wails. She screams. She shouts her injustice and lists her emotional injuries to an invisible [...]

How To Make An Optimist

January 20, 2014 // 0 Comments

People who know me today might guess that I grew up in some light and happy way, patiently parented in a loving nuclear family, my needs met at every turn. In truth, I was [...]

Fearless Kindness | Background Noise

January 2, 2014 // 2 Comments

I’m terrible at mornings. Especially noisy, chaotic mornings, and as a mother of three that pretty much means all mornings.  I wake up slightly anxious. I don’t spring [...]
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