The Deliberate Yes

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Saying yes can be a wonderful thing.  It makes it possible to learn new things, meet new people, have beautiful experiences, and accomplish things you never knew you could.

However, not being careful with what you say yes to can cause your life to be out of balance.  Continue reading

Rena’s Promise: A Story of Two Sisters in Auschwitz – Book Review

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Rena’s Promise is the book that has left the most lasting impression on me.  I read it several years ago and still think of it often. Her experience was so harshly different from anything I’ve personally gone through. When I am struggling with something, I will recall a hardship described in her experience at the concentration camp, and I am often able to look at my situation in a healthier perspective. Continue reading

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