the big life questions.

Whether you journal or feel like you need a change in your life, here are some great questions and prompts from Elizabeth Lesser’s book, Broken Open. What really matters to me in this life? What precisely do I need to learn, change, and transform within myself? From whom or what will I take my direction…

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#jewelryboxstories: conclusion

Moving through the grid from left to right: Grandma Beatrice’s Brooch Coins School ID Card Figure Skating Pendant Last Letter from Gram Locket Necklace Fake Plastic Teeth A Ring from Auntie Lyd Grandpa Pud’s Keychain I’m going to wrap up these little stories for now.  I find that I get bored if I keep doing…

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#jewelryboxstories: Grandpa Pud Keychain

Grandpa Pud always carried coins in his pockets. As a kid, I can remember dumping Pringles cans full of pocket change out onto the floor. Grandpa, my brother and I would begin the task of separating the coins – dimes with dimes, quarters with quarters… The quarters were then stacked in fours, so we could…

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when things seem timely, pay attention.

Two little gifts arrived in my inbox this week. A newsletter from Alexandra Franzen and another from Radical Creative Sanctuary (written by Danette Relic). I say gifts because both have already made a difference for me this week, and I’m so thankful.  I thought I’d pass their tips / advice along to you… Alexandra Franzen…

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#jewelryboxstories: Grandma Beatrice’s Brooch

I used to sneak into her bedroom and look through her treasure chests. They sat on top of two long dressers, draped in intricate doilies she had crocheted herself.  One peek inside and I could see the handfuls of sparkly jewels.  Grandma Beatrice had brooches with clustered gems and necklace strands that glimmered. I thought…

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What’s in Your Jewelry Box?

What if something were to happen to me, would Eric be able to tell the kids what was inside my jewelry box? Could he say, Charlie, these are the diamond earrings your Mom wore on our wedding day. When her Grandma Beatrice passed away, she wanted her to have them.  Eric doesn’t know this, only…

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It’s Funny what Sticks and What Doesn’t.

You think you’re so good. You think you’re so much better than everyone else. You’re fat. Why do we hold onto these things? Yet we let go of the good. The kind words spoken The compliments received We shrug them off for some reason. A few may stick but the rest are discarded. What if…

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