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Reflections

Reflections

The crispness in the air and the vibrant foliage colors remind us that autumn is here, and winter awaits.  This is the time of year, after vacations or at the least some lazy summer days, when life returns to a more predictable rhythm of school and workdays. This year...
The Power of Poetry

The Power of Poetry

This week as I pondered what to write I kept thinking of how words can be swords, shields or salves.  At this time, I think we could all use a salve.  For me poetry is just that, a soul- soothing salve.  Mary Oliver beautifully describes the power of...
WORDS OF WISDOM, WORDS OF COMFORT: Part 2

WORDS OF WISDOM, WORDS OF COMFORT: Part 2

In last week’s blog I shared some of my favorite poems that help quiet me during times of unrest, allowing me to take a contemplative moment to soothe my soul. I included the poem Wild Geese by Mary Oliver because I think it urges us to embrace who we are and the...
WORDS OF WISDOM…WORDS OF COMFORT

WORDS OF WISDOM…WORDS OF COMFORT

Poetry can be a salve for the soul during difficult times as it surrounds us with words of comfort and beauty. I selected a few of my favorite poems to share with you hoping they will soothe your spirit as they do mine. I find myself coming back to these time after...
STANDING IN OUR STRENGTHS

STANDING IN OUR STRENGTHS

Teddy Roosevelt gave us some sound guidance when he said, “Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.” And here we are beginning our fourth week of sheltering in place and social distancing hoping to avoid a frightening bout with the Coronavirus. Last week I...