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The Next 40 Days

Last Wednesday was Ash Wednesday, the day many Christians mark as the first day of Lent, the time of reflection and penitence leading up to Easter Sunday. Clergy all over the world dispensed ashes, usually made by burning the palm fronds distributed on last year’s Palm Sunday, making the sign of the cross on the […]

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Planning Your Grocery Trip

One of the most challenging parts of your food recovery program is the grocery. Aisle after aisle of foods in beautiful packages invite you. The store is set up so you can meander from here to there and find new things to buy. And at the end of each aisle, a special product is displayed, […]

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Soup For A Snowy Day Supper

We have been blessed by ten inches of snowfall last week, and now 3 to 4 inches more as I am writing this! For me, it brings back memories of childhood; of tromping to school through the snow, of having fun playing in it. And when you came into the house for supper, what did […]

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Prioritizing Your Needs With Others Needs

Last week we talked about the difficulties of self-care; this week I would like to offer sone strategies to doing just that. Remember, if you ignore your own self care needs, you may become drained, angry and resentful. When your physical and emotional “pitcher” is empty, you cannot pour love and help on anyone else. […]

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Self Care Is Not Selfish!

Do you struggle with balancing other things (food, time, resources, other people’s needs) with meeting your own needs? Do you feel like if you take care of all of them first, then you can go and take care of yourself? Or maybe they will take care of you? And then there is never enough time […]

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Hello! Happy New Year! This is a picture of the last moon of 2020, December 31. It was taken by my friend Joe and he gave me permission to share it with you. Is it not beautiful? Now we are in the vortex…the end of the last year and the beginning of the next one. […]

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The End of The Year Is Coming!

We have made it through Christmas and, hopefully, free of traumas, illnesses, binges, and COVID 19 with our masks and hand sanitizers intact. I hope this has been a lovely holiday for you and that Santa sent you all that you wanted. Today I am choosing to share a poem: I found it and it […]

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A Precious Tablecloth

Instead of my usual blog, I wanted to share this poem with you. A friend shared it with me a few years ago. The text says it was written by a Pastor Bob Reid, but we have no idea if that is correct or where the story came from; if you do, please tell me […]

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Let’s Change The Way We Think And Work

This week is Chanukah; as a little Catholic girl, I was always curious about those lights when they were lit in the windows near my home. As an adult, I have read the descriptions many times.  I always notice how much they have meaning for you and me in our recoveries. This week, I asked […]

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