You've walked this journey with me and so I continue to share. Hopefully we can each learn something about ourselves along the way, or maybe we just start to appreciate our moments a little more. That would be enough. Today was an emotionally challenging day for me...

What a year it has been! Someone recently asked me what I thought of my year, fully expecting me to reference the health challenges. And yes, from that perspective, it has been one of the most difficult years of my life. But I surprised her with an answer of, "Wow...what a year!" I've experienced so many wonderful things this year, and I've traveled more than I ever have before. 

Home for the Holidays....what does that mean? Often it's a gathering with family and friends and while that is one version of home, here I'm referring to a completely different one.... that still place inside each of us, where unconditional love and peace abide. It's a home that is always accessible and available, no matter where we physically are or what may be swirling around us. We are always welcome, always comforted and always safe. In this moment, I'm reaching for the essence of my internal home. I desire to navigate my days expressing from that place, but I know I need to feel it for myself first. I'm finding it to be a most challenging task.

Hello friends! Many of you have been inquiring because I've been out of touch for awhile. I'm well and just taking some time to contemplate life and how best to move forward. I hope you are well too! Today I invite you along on my walk and thought process, exploring a recognition of acceptance.

It’s a gorgeous Fall morning here, with a sun unseasonably warm for the time of day. As I head out for a walk, my eyes are excited

Severe hurricanes. Massive flooding. Consuming forest fires. Threats of nuclear bombs. Conflict with world leaders/governments. If one is not careful, it's easy to feel like everything is going to hell in a the old saying goes.

And I'm due to leave on a wonderful vacation with girlfriends to Cancun on Saturday. This is a trip that has been a long time in coming and I'm so excited! I've never been on a vacation like this. At the same time, though, I notice a bit of guilt wanting to creep in. How dare I experience something so joyful when there are many experiencing such pain. And yet I'm certain that last year, at the exact moment I was receiving my very jolting and scary diagnosis, someone somewhere was experiencing a magnificent dream come true or receiving the most amazing news. Does one make make the other less valid or important? No. It's paradox and it's the way the world works. Two opposites can, and often do, simultaneously exist.

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