Always Starting…The Art of Never Giving Up

Journal of a journey through life, true love and lessons learned along the way.

“There’s no hierarchy of pain. Suffering should not be ranked, because pain is not a contest. …by diminishing my problems, I was judging myself and everyone else whose problems I had placed lower down on the hierarchy of pain. You can’t get through your pain by diminishing it.” Lori Gottlieb “Maybe You Should Talk to …

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I watched a TED Talk featuring Nigel Marsh on “How to make work-life balance work” and thought it was worth sharing as it inspired so many of my own thoughts and opinions on the topic. Never has there been a time in our world where work and life have collided as millions of us are …

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And just like that it occurs to me. That I have indeed manifested this, the life I always dreamed of without realizing I was heading right for it. It just occurred to me this morning as I was finishing a 12-week program via the “The Artist’s Way”, that everything that I have done for the …

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As I write this I am 72 hours from my 49th birthday or maybe better said, 72 hours from the completion of my 48th year on this earth. I am still searching for a lot of things but most ominous is the search for contentment. There is something about the “9”s that get our attention …

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Day 16 prompt: What is your level-set? Why? The prompt is a long-one this morning so I set the question above and offer the entire prompt here. Admittedly I do not like the way I originally wrote the prompt so I am revising as I rewrite it below. 🙂 Everyone’s normal is predicated on their …

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Day 14 prompt: How do other people affect your normal? How do you control those affects? Do you choose who’s in your life and what role they play? My answer: Other people affect our lives in all roles we play. While we would like to believe that we can control everything, we know better, and …

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Day 10 prompt: Is crisis normal for you? Are you creating crisis in your own life? In the lives of others? Are others creating crisis in your life? How do you begin to change that? My answer: Crisis is not normal for me. I am someone that has anxiety without crisis so to feed into …

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I have sat silent out of respect for the massive amount of loss all around us. Sickness, death, solitude, and desperation are everywhere. We are scared, tired, hopeless and terrified. Time has lost all meaning; when does it end, how does it end…there are no answers. We have been given no choice but to sit, …

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In my reading this morning I find myself searching for the “right thing” to write about in these very difficult moments. Our world has changed, regardless of the similarities each of us has experienced a monumental shift in the lives we were living two weeks ago. It is with this sensitivity that I find myself …

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I can probably count on one hand how many times in my life I have uttered the word “content”. It is not part of my vocabulary to note that “I am content” with anything or anyone. As you can imagine this makes it hard for those people that are committed to me and I to …

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