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We were in the doctor’s office to get the latest news on Lee’s situation. Instead of a medical report, the doctor gives him an emotional and personal thank you. He tells Lee that he is a gift to the entire office, that his positive attitude lifts up the staff. He says Lee helps remind them …

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In small letters over a massive intricate two tiered throne of silver and gold foil are the words “Fear Not”. It’s one man’s vision of a world of splendor and glory, possibly the world he saw coming, created in secret over 14 years in a rented garage in DC. The artist worked as a janitor …

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This week I observed another friend fall in love. It’s glorious to watch that joy unfold. To see the smiles, the wonder, the delight and romance of discovery be played out in front of you is a gift. Finding love, true love, is a dream for most of us. This is the sixth friend, of …

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As I watched my husband play an event with a few other accomplished musicians, I marveled at their ease, joy and complete focused attention. They sounded fabulous. In music terminology, they were in the pocket. In other words, they were in the flow. There is nothing better than being in that place. There is a …

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Having just attended two family member’s graduation ceremonies at different colleges in different states, I’m reflecting on the meaning of these rites of passage. In both cases, commencement addresses were focused on what we need to know to launch our life. It was interesting; in both speeches three points were made with similar messages. I …

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We’ve just had an amazing weekend of joyous celebration. It started with out-of -town guests arriving last week, Lee playing a concert Friday night and then hosting our annual Age of Aquarius party on Saturday. As numerous people commented – it was epic. So much joy was shared. Creating reasons for celebration has been one …

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The haunting lines from When Doves Cry have been running through my mind since Prince died. What did he mean? His influence on me and everyone I knew who listened and danced to music in the 80’s and 90’s, wasn’t something we talked about. We seemed to be under a hypnotic spell that required movement. …

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Last week we were facing some bad news and I wrote about ways to be more resilient. Pushing through difficulty has always been my go-to coping strategy. This week we’ve been in a place of gratitude because things won’t be as tough as we feared. What a difference gratitude can make! I am reminded that …

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I just received some tough news. It’s not the first time I’ve dealt with difficult things. In fact, if I think I’ve had more than my fair share, I realize, haven’t we all? It’s just a matter of time before life will bring us hard experiences. We’re all in this together. So when the inevitable …

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We were in Philadelphia last weekend to hear Hiromi Uehara play piano. It was my husband’s birthday present to hear his favorite piano player along with bass player Anthony Jackson (Steely Dan) and drummer Simon Phillips (The Who) in The Trio Project. We were blown away. I had watched some of her video’s so I …

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