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The Practice of Being Present Brings Abundant Joy

This past weekend was probably one of my favorites of the whole summer.  Everyone had returned from their travels across the world, refreshed and ready to toast to the last few weeks of the summer before the nip in the air becomes a reality. 209 more words


There is no time to regret growing older

Honestly there are times I have forgotten my age. I am just about to be 33 and I have to ask my husband how old I am. 326 more words

Made in Japan and Settled in Oregon by Mitzi Asai Loftus

I was fortunate to attend my Japanese American friend and author, Mitzi Asai Loftus’s lecture about her experiences at an Internment Camp that she was put in during World War II.  138 more words

News And Events

Who Do You Know In The Military?

Through Grief Bites, I occasionally have those who have served in the military contact me, seeking help for deep grief.

After talking to a young man who came back from serving overseas, my heart is heavy. 615 more words


Gratitude and appreciation

Normally I post on beading or beads, or something along those lines. Today, however, I wanted to post about something else important to me.

Gratitude and appreciation, as I put in the title. 728 more words

Just Some Thoughts On Stuff

Nominated for an Award!!!

I am overwhelmed with joy. I have been nominated for an award called the Premio Dardos award. I was graciously nominated by https://nopassingfancy.wordpress.com/ and am elated for the nomination and that she took the time to even put me on the list. 152 more words

Simple Things

Family Reunion 2015: Success!!!

Our family reunion was last Saturday (8-8). I am glad to report that the reunion was a hit. We had some new faces and then the ‘usual’ yahoos were there too. 725 more words

Simple Things