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Loving a situation into peace

When feeling blue it is tempting to look for something to fix and change, to push the low feelings away. However, that doesn’t work – it’s a form of rejecting ourselves and our feelings – which just makes us feel worse. 248 more words

Personal Development

Book Review: Go Set a Watchman

Nelle Harper Lee was born noticing the content of a person’s character rather than the color of their skin.  It wasn’t a welcome attitude in her small hometown in rural Monroe County, Alabama ~ especially for a… 1,688 more words


Recipe: Cranberry-Blackberry Christmas Tart

Have you ever tasted something that made you swoon with delight? Janie Hibler brought this sinfully delicious tart to the Oregon Women for WineSense Christmas party on December 2, 1993, and my taste buds went straight to heaven.   511 more words


Recipe: Blackberry Sauce

Folks who know me personally are well-aware that I’m the quintessential quick and dirty gourmet.  I’m not even remotely interested in spending hours in the kitchen to produce a meal.   140 more words


My Story, Part 4

When I was 15 I had met this girl in Spanish class. There’s something about abused children – at least as far as I can tell, that you can just sort of see it on each other. 1,506 more words


Banishing Past Ghosts

When I was fairly new to the idea of doing magic and learning how to do it, I met a person who was manipulative and abusive towards people she claimed to care about. 311 more words

Personal Work