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The Simple Joys of Life

The Simple Joys of Life It’s been a long, complicated and hard year for most people. As life starts to come back to whatever we consider normal, I have found it difficult to figure out what I went to do … Continue reading

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The Extra Magic of Getting Out of your Comfort Zone

The Extra Magic of Getting Out of your Comfort Zone My comfort zone is like a little bubble around me, and I’ve pushed it in different directions and made it bigger and bigger until these objectives that seemed totally crazy … Continue reading

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Happiness Moments: Havasu Falls

Happiness Moments: Havasu Falls So a new little writing experiment for the blog. I’ve been wanting to find a way to do some free writing as practice. And I’ve been wanting to capture the moments in my life that have … Continue reading

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Happiness Moments: Four Trolls on a Bridge

Happiness Moments: Four Trolls on a Bridge So a new little writing experiment for the blog. I’ve been wanting to find a way to do some free writing as practice. And I’ve been wanting to capture the moments in my … Continue reading

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The Need and Beauty of Quiet and Silence

But I’ll tell you what hermits realize. If you go off into a far, far forest and get very quiet, you’ll come to understand that you’re connected with everything.
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A Real Vacation – Part 1 (Anza-Borrego)

A Real Vacation – Part 1 (Anza-Borrego) We need time to defuse, to contemplate. Just as in sleep our brains relax and give us dreams, so at some time in the day we need to disconnect, reconnect, and look around … Continue reading

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The Joys of Traveling Solo

The Joys of Traveling Solo It is far better to be alone, than in bad company. ~ George Washington So I was reading the San Francisco Chronicle the other day and this article popped up, no friends, no problem – … Continue reading

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Happiness & Natural Quiet

Happiness & Natural Quiet A moment of silence is not inherently religious ~ Sandra Day O’Connor Today I want to talk about quiet which in itself sounds a bit contradictory.  The other night I was at a meeting and the … Continue reading

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Web Resources for Appalachian Trail (AT) & Other Hikers

Web Resources for Appalachian Trail (AT) & Other hikers In an effort to continue to beef up my Appalachian Trail (AT) resources page on the Ministry of Happiness site I decided on a snowy afternoon after shoveling to take a … Continue reading

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An Ode to the Ides of March

An Ode to the Ides of March The Ides of March are come, but not gone. ~ William Shakespeare, Julius Caesar I had an incredible English teacher in high school, his name was Francis Sullivan, Sully he was called.  He … Continue reading

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