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    I found this pertinent quote by Elizabeth Edwards after frantically googling “adjust your sails” quote.  I wanted to be sure I got it just right, because a quarantine of unknown length is no time to mince words of encouragement. If you’ve been keeping up with me on social media lately, you know I’ve […]

April 13, 2020

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How to Adjust Your Sails in Stormy Weather


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  Today was supposed to be different, my son.  For weeks, we had been planning today.  We would wake up, surrounded by friends and family from out of state and celebrate.  We were supposed to be jumping up and down with excitement, saying things like “today’s the day!” as we drank our morning coffee.  We […]

March 18, 2020

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Today Was Supposed to be Different


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  You don’t have to like being uncomfortable.  You don’t have to enjoy it when things don’t go your way, when people don’t meet your expectations, or when life throws you a major curve ball. You don’t have to do anything, really. But if you don’t start getting comfortable with your discomfort, I can promise […]

November 5, 2018

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Get Comfortable With Being Uncomfortable


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I remember countless conversations with family members and friends over the years, contemplating whether or not we should move from Fairfield County, Connecticut (read: super expensive suburbs of New York City) back to Ohio, where we grew up (read: much more affordable and near family).  My husband and I felt that in order to give […]

October 29, 2018

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The Ultimate Guide To Feeling Content Despite Your Circumstances


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I posed this question on my Instagram stories:  “What would you like next week’s blog post to be about?” She wrote one word:  resilience.   Not really sure what she meant specifically, or what to write about, I went to bed.  I’ll wake up early tomorrow and figure it out, I thought.  I do my best […]

September 24, 2018

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2 AM Musings on Resilience


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We’ve all been there at some point or another…we’ve received bad news, we are experiencing a painful situation, or we are having relationship problems.  Perhaps we are feeling helpless, hopeless, or just plain exhausted by the weight of life and our seemingly unending responsibilities.  These are often the days when we are hoping someone will […]

June 1, 2017

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10 Comforting Quotes For Facing Difficult Days