Monthly Archives: May 2012

Trusting That I Can, Day 15: Making change a project

Over New Year’s, we traveled to see my father. In the airport bookstore was a book lying on top of a stack of different books as if (oooh!) someone had left it there for me. It was called the Happiness … Continue reading

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Trusting That I Can, Day 14: A seat-of-the-pants summer

I started this series to help myself get a focus before the demands of summer unwind their sabotaging tentacles. Check. I think I’ll be in a different gear to make use of those few hours I take for myself each … Continue reading

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Trusting That I Can, Day 13: Checking out how others do it

Zeroing in on my progress halfway through, I feel like a star that is sending out rays in every direction. Which is fine, if not coherent. So, I did a random scan of the web on habit-forming and habit-breaking, and … Continue reading

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Trusting That I Can, Day 12: A whack on the head

“Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?” This Biblical gem, from Matthew 6:25, gave me a stout, pro-trust whack on the head this morning. Raised as an old-guard Episcopalian who now doesn’t go to church, … Continue reading

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Trusting That I Can, Day 11: Advice to myself

Today, I’m going to keep it simple. This wonderful poem by Louise Erdrich popped up recently in my life through Facebook, that wonderful tool of spiritual synchronicity. I feel like I need to drink a glass of this every day … Continue reading

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Trusting That I Can, Day 10: My mother’s sun

I’m thinking about my mother today. About how, not too long before she left my father, we visited a man in our home town who made interesting pottery sculptures. After the divorce, pottery became a main focus of her life. … Continue reading

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Trusting That I Can, Day 9: Except when it comes to the kids

Last night I lay awake for hours worrying about the girls. The actual problems on hand didn’t wake me up, but it was one of those middle-aged woman nights.  Once I was awake, that was it for several hours, not … Continue reading

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