07 May

A rather large yellow dog, with a serious face, was minding his own business as a young couple led him past my daughter’s house last summer.

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09 Apr

Our bodies are such wonderful communication devices. When we need a bit of prodding to understand that there may be issues that haven’t been resolved, the body may give us a symptom or two to capture our attention.

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13 Mar

When you two little earth angels arrived seven weeks early, my heart melted into a swirl of milk chocolate with whipped cream. Your sweet scrunched-up faces let out a cry ~ so brave to take in the breath of this world.

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14 Feb
snow covered trees

Stand By Me by Ben E. King is a song that always makes me pause and listen. It soothes my soul to hear that heartfelt plea for the comfort of another. I breathe deep and contemplate.

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18 Jan

I have traveled very far
To find the love 
Beckoning from the
 One bright star.

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19 Dec
Cat in green bushes looking out with love

Patty’s bedroom had it all, including the ballerina bedspread that was so pretty. She lived a few houses away and was an only child of much older parents. My mother told me to put that bedspread out of my mind because we couldn’t afford it. But, what can I say; I retained that memory from my six-year-old self.

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27 Nov
Bridge over river ~ There is always a way

I stare at the unfinished baby blanket I had started ten years ago after my first grandchild was born. The crochet instructions look like a foreign language. And blessings of all blessings twins are on the way! My inner-nana insists that I kick this project into high gear. But, the person who taught me how to crochet moved away and I have no clue how to pull this off.

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15 Oct
Autumn leaves symbolizing life's transitions

When change comes upon us

And it seems so very large

Better to not force it

Just watch like the stars

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13 Sep
Cloudy sky with mountains over a calm lake

There are so many wonderful holistic paths to tread down that help clear our way towards health. This blazes hope in my heart for a world that has walked heavily in the ruts formed by allopathic medicine. Having worked in that world, also known as western medicine, I always thought ~ there has got to be a better way.

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14 Aug

Twenty-nine Augustins from three generations all gathered in Luxembourg a few weeks ago. Some of us were connected by marriage, but twenty-four were from the multigenerational lineage of great-great-grandmother, Magdalena. Due to the timing of her being born in Luxembourg before settling in Wisconsin, it enabled a rare opportunity for her future family members to obtain dual-citizenship.

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