Category Archives: Choice

Letting It All Go

  Have you ever noticed how easy it is to let go of some things? Yet, almost impossible to let go of others? Take personal disciplines, for example. If you’ve been doing it for years and the discipline has become … Continue reading

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That Friday Night Feeling

  I just spent the better part of an hour and a half writing and talking about the issue of self-trust. It’s a biggie and the umbrella under which each of us travels through every day and night of our … Continue reading

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A Crow and His Shadow

  We all have a shadow. I am not speaking about the physical reality that occurs when we stand in any particular light. I am speaking about the shadow aspects of the human psyche. It is often defined as the … Continue reading

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New Responsibilities, New Freedoms

Writer’s Island prompt #16 Brand New Day Have a friend who is a receptionist for a well-known Law office. As such, she is the first impression new clients meet when they arrive. She told me of an experience she had … Continue reading

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Waiting On The Page

  It’s one of those days. Usually I come here via my journal, and by the time I arrive I have some thought or issue bouncing around inside my head so that when I get to this blank page, I … Continue reading

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Guilt Is Not a Feeling

  Many years ago, a very wise person told me that “guilt is not a feeling, it is a fact.” It took me several more years to fully comprehend exactly what that meant. If guilt was not a feeling, and … Continue reading

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Signature Strokes

  In the world of Fine Art, such as painting, one can, if one has the knowledge of such things, know who the painter is without seeing a signature somewhere on the canvas. It has to do with the manner … Continue reading

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About Authenticity

Writer’s Island prompts #12 and #13 “Change For the Better” Was a bit disappointed when I went to see what the prompt might be for today. My last blog was about all the changes I have had to deal with, … Continue reading

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Stain Removal

  Remember being dressed up in a new outfit, new shoes, cleaned and sparkling from head to toe, with Mom’s smiling approval? On the way to some social event, if only at Grandma’s house for holiday festivities? Then within the … Continue reading

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Semantics of Breathing

I believe one writes because one has to create a world in which one can breathe. _Anais Nin Writing means a great many different things to me. A few years ago, someone close to me said that writing was my … Continue reading

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