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27 Days ’til 40: Finding Hope



I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest.  I do not judge the universe. ~ Dalai Lama

Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement.  Nothing can be done without hope and confidence. ~ Helen Keller

No matter how dark the moment, love and hope are always possible. ~ George Chakiris Read the rest of this entry »


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78 Days ’til 40: Weather and Moods




I took the above photo this evening.  It was WONDERFUL to peek out of the glass door of my balcony and see the POURING rain.  I LOVE the rain.  Yet, even though I love the rain, I sometimes I wonder if I have a bit of Seasonal Affective Disorder….  many people feel slightly depressed or “off” as the seasons change and there is less sun. Read the rest of this entry »


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135 Days ’til 40: People are SOOO Human!

Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I’m not sure about the former. ~ Albert Einstein

To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting. ~ e.e. cummings

Never underestimate the power of human stupidity. ~ Robert A. Heinlein

I see myself as an intelligent, sensitive human, with the soul of a clown which forces me to blow it at the most important moments. ~ Jim Morrison Read the rest of this entry »


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145 Days ’til 40: Staying the Course

Do you ever have those days when you know you need to stay the course but what you really want to do is scream and pull your hair out or throw a temper tantrum that would put any two-year old to shame?  I think we all have those days….. Read the rest of this entry »


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161 Days ’til 40: Binge Days…..


Ever have one of those days when you seem to eat and eat and eat?  Thankfully, I do not seem to have them very often (holidays do not count!)  But I have learned a few things about when I do have those days. Read the rest of this entry »


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214 Days ’til 40: Is Your SOUL Dehydrated?

True religion is real living; living with all one’s soul, with all one’s goodness and righteousness. ~ Albert Einstein

Prayer is not asking. It is a longing of the soul. It is daily admission of one’s weakness. It is better in prayer to have a heart without words than words without a heart. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

Ordinary riches can be stolen; real riches cannot. In your soul are infinitely precious things that cannot be taken from you. ~ Oscar Wilde Read the rest of this entry »


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309 Days ’til 40: Curbing Consumer Cravings

I suppose this post, in all honestly, is a direct link to my previous post: 330 Days ’til 40:  Wants Versus NEEDS.  My family and I were recently in New York.  The stimulation in Times Square, particularly for my two elementary age daughters, was almost too much to handle.  I must admit the advertisers do an absolutely FANTASTIC job of assisting my children (and MANY adult and child Americans) at confusing wants and needs.  Indeed, it is their charge to try to convince Americans that we NEED to purchase a variety of products that we in no way actually NEED in order to survive, or even thrive in this world. Read the rest of this entry »


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313 Days ’til 40: Perspectives and Points of View

Distance not only gives nostalgia, but perspective, and maybe objectivity.  ~ Robert Morgan

Everything’s got space between it, the planets, trees, your eyes. Your eyes get too close together, it’s a whole different world. You can lose perspective. ~ Mos Def

I never saw an ugly thing in my life: for let the form of an object be what it may, – light, shade, and perspective will always make it beautiful. ~ John Constable
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321 Days ’til 40: It’s Okay (and Healthy) to Cry

In our society today it is not always acceptable to cry.  In fact, many people hand us tissues the moment they see tears streaming down our face, as if the subtext is, “Please wipe those tears away, quickly.”  While most individuals would never actually tell people that they should not be crying, the subconscious does a great job vocalizing these thoughts through subtle actions, such as the aforementioned tissue hand off.  I have also Read the rest of this entry »


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326 Days ’til 40: Beating the Blues

We have all had our moments – those moments of depression and despair, the blahs and the blues.  The World Health Organization estimates that 121 million people worldwide have depression.  Clearly, you are not alone.  Yet, when in the midst of depression it is easy to feel as though you are alone – maybe not alone in your depression, but alone in the world.

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