Monthly Archives: March 2020

Forty Days Returning, Day 30–More on Suffering

As I was pondering what I wanted to share this evening, I searched my previous posts for the word, “anxiety.” As I have been experiencing a little anxiety today, I wanted to see what wisdom I could offer myself from … Continue reading

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Forty Days Returning, Day 29–Stillness at the Center

Sometimes in the midst of noise and the drama and trauma that is swirling around us, I am grateful for the spaces of quiet that I am able to create around myself. In The Desiderata, Max Erhmann says, “Go placidly … Continue reading

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Forty Days Returning, Day 28–On Tears and Grief

It has been nearly 25 years since my mother died. And while the grief is still present, it is more like a gentle hum than the ever-present roar that it was in those first few months. I’ve discovered that grief … Continue reading

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Forty Days Returning, Day 27–On Struggle

One of the side effects of this new world of working from home is that I am less aware of what day it is. I lose track of time. Now that I do work-work in my home office, I get … Continue reading

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Forty Days Returning, Day 26–On Suffering

There’s a lot of sadness, grief, and suffering in the world right now. It has always been so, but now we’re perhaps more present to it.  I wrote the following piece on suffering two  years ago, when I was more … Continue reading

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Forty Days Returning, Day 25–Moments of Joy

Recently I have asked myself the question, “What gives you joy?” It seemed like so many people around me had an activity or pastime where the joy they received from engaging in it gave them immense pleasure; in a word, … Continue reading

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Forty Days Returning, Day 24–WWJD

A little while ago I dragged myself back up the stairs to my home office so I could publish tonight’s blog post. I had just gotten myself in my pre-bedtime routine when I realized I had forgotten it. Drat! Still, … Continue reading

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Forty Days Returning, Day 23–On Making Comparisons

Every once in a while I read one of my previous posts just when I need to get a particular message. That is definitely true of today’s post on comparison. I have recently been suffering from comparing-myself-to-others syndrome, and the … Continue reading

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Forty Days Returning, Day 22–When the Magic Happens

Some days I write about more random things in my blog, like this entry from 2018. Sometimes I like to look at the more whimsical side of things; while most of these posts are relatively serious, sometimes the more lighthearted, … Continue reading

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Forty Days Returning, Day 21–Healing Broken Hearts

Sometimes I marvel at the ability some people possess that allows them to offer relief to the suffering of others. We’re seeing it now in the health care workers and others on the front lines of the global pandemic that … Continue reading

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