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December 29, 2019

It would be a lot easier if you picked the excerpts you like as you write the posts so when it comes time to write the year-end post in December, all your links and quotes are already there. 

I remember so clearly giving myself little “life hacks” this year that mostly...

December 27, 2019

When I was in middle and high school, my best friend (and cross country teammate) and I would frequent a local park with a 1.1 mile loop. We would run our entire workout together and then, sometimes after even seven, eight, or ten mile days, we’d race. 

We’d line up nea...

December 1, 2019

Intro:

My dear friend Laura Lavigne is the founder of the Center for Happiness in Anacortes, Washington.  I was extremely blessed to spend six weeks near the end of 2018 living with her in Anacortes and helping out in small ways at the Center. One of the first things La...

November 27, 2019

November was a full month. Between traveling in Washington D.C. and Colorado, visiting with family and friends, and settling into new routines in my home state of Pennsylvania, I spent a lot of time in flexibility. November was a month to take one day at a time.

Novembe...

November 3, 2019

Intro:

My dear friend Laura Lavigne is the founder of the Center for Happiness in Anacortes, Washington.  I was extremely blessed to spend six weeks near the end of 2018 living with her in Anacortes and helping out in small ways at the Center. One of the first things La...

October 30, 2019

About halfway through October and halfway under my covers, I was desperately trying to fall asleep when I thought of my monthly Essence

Man, I struggled enough with Accepting September,” how am I going to write a blog post in two weeks explaining that I, once again,...

October 9, 2019

Intro:

My dear friend Laura Lavigne is the founder of the Center for Happiness in Anacortes, Washington.  I was extremely blessed to spend six weeks near the end of 2018 living with her in Anacortes and helping out in small ways at the Center. One of the first things La...

October 2, 2019

I have a vivid memory of lounging on a futon with one of my closest friends many years ago, telling him that September was the one month of the year that could be erased from the calendar and nobody would care. 

He started to speak and I continued my calendar roast.

I me...

September 4, 2019

Intro:

My dear friend Laura Lavigne is the founder of the Center for Happiness in Anacortes, Washington.  I was extremely blessed to spend six weeks near the end of 2018 living with her in Anacortes and helping out in small ways at the Center. One of the first things La...

September 1, 2019

“I’ve never cancelled a flight before,” I heard myself saying as I laid in the grass in a Los Angeles park, cancelling my flight that was boarding in six hours.

When I chose Adventure for the month of August, I didn’t think it would lead me here.

Summer 2019 was one for...

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