Tag Archives: smiling

Always

“The most difficult times for many of us are the ones we give ourselves.–Pema Chodron (Source: I Stop For Suffering) I now see that owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing that we will … Continue reading

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Don’t Smile!

(A re-post with minor revisions for my friends who are newer to this blog.) My Beloved and I found that one of the hardest things about disciplining our young children was staying serious when scolding them—especially when every instinct in … Continue reading

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Funk Relievers

“Some days there won’t be a song in your heart. Sing anyway.” –Emory Austin (Source: Online Wellness Network) This sounds like good advice to me (as long as they are happy, uplifting songs). I also find that smiling, looking up, … Continue reading

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Jabberwocky

I was recently in a meeting with perhaps eight others when someone mentioned a phrase from Lewis Carroll’s nonsense poem called “Jabberwocky”. While the phrase brought knowing smiles to the faces of a few of the attendees, several had clearly … Continue reading

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