Author Archives: athomeinmyheart

Good GRIEF

Everyone of us needs someone who is willing to go looking for us if we go missing in the Sea of Sorrow. I read the most heart opening article on grief and loss in The Sun magazine last year titled, “The Geography of … Continue reading

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Fun People

Wanda Wallenda ( of the Flying Wallenda’s) once said that, “Being a Fun Person is the  hallmark of true maturity.” Fun people are on my mind today; we all need a few of them in our lives. Being a fun … Continue reading

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On Light and Love

Phototropic; some of you may remember that word from your high school biology class. It is an adjective that means growing towards or away from light or taking a particular direction under the influence of light.  I like this word and am … Continue reading

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Hitting the road

I love road trips. I grew up with a mother who was and, at almost ninety years of age, still is a strong proponent of the Sunday Drive. This weekly foray out into the not-so-wilds surrounding our home, whetted my appetite … Continue reading

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The good, the bad, and the really awful.

I grew up in a family that included artists; artists of some renown I might add.  I was exposed to fine art early on and have maintained a life-long appreciation for all things beautiful. That being said, I now confess … Continue reading

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The 13th Slogan

Tonight I am thinking about the many paths that lead to cultivating a gratitude practice.  ” BE GRATEFUL TO EVERYONE” is the 13th slogan from a list of 59 slogans or mind/heart training techniques  from the Tibetan Buddhist  lojong teachings. The function … Continue reading

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Mr. and Mrs. Shields

Hello, travelers. I have noticed that as we humans get older we simply become more of what we have always have been; like petals in a flower, each layer is slightly different, but all are connected in the continued unfolding.   The summer between … Continue reading

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B.Y.S.

Morning, travelers. We live in a world filled with acronyms. Confession: I do not claim to know what even a small percentage of them mean; when texting I spell out the whole word. I have embarrassed my adult children by asking  what certain acronyms mean. I was taught to read by … Continue reading

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Reading Sugar

Hello, travelers. Coffee hour this morning is with Ms. Cheryl Strayed (aka, Sugar) and her book, “tiny beautiful things–Advice on love and life from Dear Sugar.”It is not a book for everyone but it is the kind of book that will shake … Continue reading

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Friction

Morning, travelers. No one is immune; not even those of us who think we have it all in check with the fires safely tamped down.  The tidy to-do lists,  the conventions, the ordered days all can shift in a blink and all it takes is one tiny … Continue reading

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