Grace over Guilt

I was on a Zoom call for work and one of the participants had a coffee mug with the phrase, “Grace over Guilt.”  She said it was her Pilates motto because as a daily self-practice, Pilates, has its moments of blame and dissatisfaction. These moments carry with it a level guilt. Excessive negative emotional energy […]

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The Bare Necessities

This post is the last of a 3-part series. Endeavor to be Simple, Try Not to Suck and focus on The Bare Necessities is a three-legged stool to support an uncomplicated life. When I hear the phrase ‘bare necessities,’ I immediately see Baloo the bear, from the animated 1967 Disney film The Jungle Book. Our

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There is an analogy between plant growth with sunlight and spiritual growth with grace, in that sunlight provides the power to photosynthesize and grace provides the power to do virtuous deeds. Grace is not only a way to live, but to live fully a life that blooms. It is an omnipresent influence and gift of

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I love grinders. I am not talking about sandwiches (sorry my Boston and Philly friends), nor the kitchen gadget for processing coffee or herbs into smaller pieces (although I am very fond of that appliance). I am talking about the grinder who succeeds through hard work, sweat, and determination rather than exceptional talent or skill.

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Trophy Wife

The term ‘Trophy Wife’ is often used in a derogatory or disparaging way and refers to a wife who is regarded as a status symbol for the husband. “Trophy wife” originally appeared in a 1950 issue of The Economist newspaper, referring to the historical practice of warriors capturing the most beautiful women during battle to

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