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Never Alone

Inexplicable sadness. Despair. Tearful. Useless. Joyless. Pained. Unmotivated. Meaningless. Hopeless. Alone. We have all felt this way at one time or another. Some of us have felt stuck in a rut, in an impasse, or just plain buried. This week, we lost Kate Spade, 55, to suicide. We also lost Anthony Bourdain, 61, to suicide.… Continue reading Never Alone

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A Wedding to Remember

Yesterday, I went to a wedding and reception that I'll remember for a long time to come. This wasn't about a spectator show, where there was the audience watching the bride and groom do their thing. And, this wasn't just an incredible joining together of two very different cultures. The bride was born in Liberia… Continue reading A Wedding to Remember

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Community and Gratitude

In my previous post, Teeming and Teaming with Awesomeness, I talked about the importance of community. My community has been and is without boundaries. One individual volunteered as a doula to coach me through birthing and delivering twins. I'll never forget her. She stood by my side, pain and all, in a very difficult time… Continue reading Community and Gratitude

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Community, Intimacy, Family

Finding community that encourages communicating, building intimacy, and being loving can be quite a challenge, when people are more mobile than ever, super busy, and don't focus so much on the face-to-face interactions. But, we still crave it. Long for it. One day, a store manager and friend at a coffee shop I frequent had… Continue reading Community, Intimacy, Family

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Loving through Serving Well

Continuing the discussion of how love can be shown in different ways, this is another way we love. Need to catch up on the series first? There are a couple posts leading up to this one. If you want to catch up first, here are the links: Love for All Love Between Siblings, Twins Amazing… Continue reading Loving through Serving Well