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Surviving The Holiday Chaos

The holidays are upon us! It may seem like they will last forever but they are finite, measurable, and have a defined end. This is important because it gives us a perspective we did not always have. They have an end. Stay focused on what you really want this season; if you aim at nothing, […]

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NOW IT BEGINS

Today as I write this is November 14, and the chaos has begun. I spent the weekend in North Carolina and my niece’s wedding. I came home to the beginning of the Christmas chaos. The ads, the songs, the grocery, all are looking forward to Black Friday and a precious Christmas day. Every year, this […]

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All Saints Day and All Souls Day

So, this week we have Halloween, All Saints Day, and All Souls Day. Last week we talked about Halloween, this week a more serious topic. The month of November is traditionally a time in which many Christian communities remember those who have died. There are prayer services followed by foods of that culture or heritage. And […]

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Seventy-five Days Till 2023!

Hello! How are you doing today. The weather here is beautiful; if you can, go take some time to enjoy the sunshine! I want to give you a few more practical hints about these holidays, and some suggestions about making things work well. Then we can talk about your food. First. Make some provisional decisions. […]

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IT IS COMING!

Like it or not, the holidays are upon us! Yesterday was Columbus Day, Indigenous Peoples Day, and World Mental Health Day! Is that not celebration enough for us? But No, we are going on to the other holidays:  Christmas is a big deal in some heritages, but our friends celebrate Sukkot, Simchat Torah, Shemini Atzeret, […]

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Time to take a careful look

Labor Day has come and gone; Rosh Hashanah is behind us; Yom Kippur may still be with us, depending on when you read this blog. This is a holy time of the year for all of us. The leaves are changing color, the plants are dropping leaves too, and there is a new crispness in […]

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News from Renaissance

Hello! Did you miss me last week? I was so busy. But we have a new secretary! Amanda will be in the office from about 9 am till 1 pm every day. Please be patient while we get her trained. But ask her all the hard questions, so she gets to find the answers and […]

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My Body, My Friend

Let’s talk a little now about our relationships with our body. If your “Gertrude” is like most people’s, she has a lot that is negative to say about the body. But the Course in Miracles says the body was given to the mind as a gift – as a place for the mind to live, […]

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The Inner Critic Versus the Butterfly

I’ve been blogging with you for weeks about your Inner Critic, or my Gertrude, and why they need to be put to rest, limited in their voices, and no longer allowed to speak rudely to you. Now some may ask, “Why is Theresa spending all this time on the thoughts in my brain? Shouldn’t a […]

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