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National Be On-Purpose Month: The Little Hero Inside of Me

Here’s a little-known celebration taking place in January:  National Be On-Purpose Month. When I think about being “on purpose,” I consider how that fits into the vision of my blog:  living life on purpose. 722 more words


10 months!

When I first started blogging about this recovery experience, I only wanted to read about folks who were newly minted in their sobriety.  Somehow, years of recovery seemed unreachable and unreal.  937 more words


Ladybug Table

My friend emails she’s left a stack of books in my barn on the ladybug table. The ladybug table! The children’s table my parents bought as young parents, when my sister was a toddler, long ago, when the US military was napalming Vietnam. 135 more words


hope is not enough

There comes a day when you open to Hope, examine its feathers, begin to hear its song.

Whistling very quietly you make plans for him, and even for yourself. 574 more words


The whys behind my goal list

“Who will free me from hurry, flurry, the feeling of a crowd pushing behind me, of being hustled and crushed? How can I regain even for a minute the feeling of ample leisure I had during my early, my creative years?

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5 Reasons to Choose a Midwife

“A woman, as long as she lives, will remember how she was made to feel at her birth.”  — Anna Verwaal

When I told my sister I was going to have a midwife for my second birth, you could hear the anxiety in her voice through the conversation.

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Being a single mother: the trick is to keep breathing

I’ve always had good births. The first just ok. Difficult, but I did it. And I did better than expected. The second amazing.

The third? 799 more words