Living Peacefully Blog

 The Gift of Authenticity

Welcome to the last month of the year! Over the past week, I have been reflecting on what my focus was this year and where I want to head in 2022. The winter Solstice – which is December 21 – reminds me to turn inward to find the nourishment I need to grow and evolve....

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Tenderly Holding Darkness and Light

November has arrived and, in my part of the world, it means the days are much shorter and the nights are longer. Heavy socks and flannel shirts are a must, and our cats want to be next to us or on our laps as they seek warmth far more often. In this very moment, our...

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Filling Your Inner Tank

This morning as I was sipping my tea, I was looking out my window and admiring the park across the street and noticed that many of the trees have begun to show their fall colors. A mourning dove has a nest of chicks in a tree outside another window, and earlier I...

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Thoughts on Redefining Self-Care

Where is your heart? What are you pondering? For myself, COVID-19 still plays a major role in my thoughts. I haven’t seen my extended family for two years, and we are supposed to go visit them next week… I am seriously considering canceling the trip in support of...

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Celebrating New Life

Celebrating New Life

I am writing with a lot of joy and inspiration in my heart, and I am filled with awe towards new Life and all the innocence, beauty, potential, and possibility it holds. Why, you ask? In part because I became a grandmother FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME on June 21. I’ve...

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NVC Academy’s 15th Anniversary

I am writing to you today with excitement, joy, and awe because today is the NVC Academy’s 15th Anniversary!!! Wow! Over the past few weeks, I have been thinking about how we got started. At the time, Mark Schultz and I were both involved in starting the NVC Arizona...

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Who Sets YOUR Priorities?

Who Sets YOUR Priorities?

The other day, my spouse and I were driving down a busy 4-lane road, and we were in a hurry to get some place important. Then we saw a mama duck with many small ducklings trying to get across the street. Kim pulled over and we both hopped out to stop 4 lanes of...

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Planting Your Garden

Planting Your Garden

As we enter the beginning of spring, I am thinking about planting a vegetable garden. I haven’t had my own vegetable garden for many years. During 2020, we stayed in a home for about 10 months that had gardens other people planted and we harvested. That growing season...

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Hope

Happy April Fool’s Day, which, according to Wikipedia, is an annual custom on April 1st consisting of practical jokes and hoaxes. I always think of my Mom on April Fool’s Day because she was mostly a very stern person who scorned practical jokes, but on April Fool’s...

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Noticing What Nurtures You

Noticing What Nurtures You

The other day, I noticed the tiniest little daffodil bud growing in my neighbor’s yard, and it gave me such joy because it means spring is coming. Then, earlier today I stopped working long enough to take this picture of an unknown-to-me bird who had landed on a new...

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