Choose What Matters

This post is part of the Five Minute Friday link up on here, where each writer gets one word and five minutes to write.   Today’s Five Minute Friday Theme: Choose It was last Friday when my to-do list outnumbered my hours.  The house was a wreck, numerous projects were only half done, the dirty […]

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Living Like Time is Short

The second regret of the dying: I wish I hadn’t worked so hard. “This came from every male patient that I nursed. They missed their children’s youth and their partner’s companionship. Women also spoke of this regret, but as most were from an older generation, many of the female patients had not been breadwinners. All […]

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Why We Need to Share Our Hurts

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  What Happens When We Get Real With Our Pain We sit in a circle in the dim room, hands fidgeting with phones and coffee cups, waiting for the facilitator to start. A few in the group joke around; they know that sometimes what you need in grief is a connection. The group facilitator asks us […]

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The Truth about Best Friends Forever

A Letter to my Daughter on Best Friends Forever Dear Daughter, This may come as a surprise to you, but a BFF is not what you think. When I was in school, girls signed my yearbook “Friends Forever” in big scrawling letters and too many exclamation points. Most of them I have not talked to […]

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