Category Archives: Formation

Even if it hurts?

This little guy has been making quite the ruckus at my house the past few days. His body pounding against the window echoed throughout the entire first floor. What baffled me is that he does this to himself over and … Continue reading

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The Springtime Burn

After posting my last blog, “The Power of Hidden Pain,” I received a Facebook message that prompted this post. My young friend asked me to put some words around how I went about finding the real me. I felt honored … Continue reading

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The Power of Hidden Pain

It’s a new season. One that I’m terribly grateful for because a few hours here or there last winter could have changed everything. The protection I had in the midst of that still can take my breath away. I was … Continue reading

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The House that (re)Built Me

This week we handed the keys of our lake house to a new family. While I’d cried many times during the process of letting this ‘real estate’ go, I only teared up once during the closing. It was when I … Continue reading

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Opening To Receive

About 15 years ago (seriously – 15 years?), a fellow runner gave me some free advice when I told her my shoulders were really sore from running. Not my legs, mind you, my shoulders. “When you’re running, pretend you’re holding a potato … Continue reading

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Out of Season

I’m getting a little embarrassed at how irritated I am at the warm January weather. Ask anyone who happens to smile at the warmth. I break into a litany of the ‘way it should be.’ Snow should be swirling. Wind should be … Continue reading

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It’s Hot Outside!

It’s certainly not as exciting to me as a good old fashioned snowstorm, but I do love a hot summer day. So while most of the weather broadcasters are soberly announcing the dangerous heat index for today (101 at least), … Continue reading

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