Tangled Roots

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When it comes to family trees, I’ve always said that instead, I have a family forest.  With more than one generation of adoption of a step-child, my family tree grew exponentially.  When my Mom discovered her biological father, another wonderful, interesting tree was added to the forest. Continue reading

The Illusion of a Balanced Life

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One of my biggest goals is to achieve balance in life – even as I realize this is impossible.  Being successful in one area of life inevitably means another is suffering to some degree. However, this doesn’t mean I am giving up on the idea. The more realistic goal is to bring more balance into my life by remembering my priorities and remaining aware that not everything in life can be given full attention concurrently.  Continue reading