Category Archives: Living Skillfully

Ideas, thoughts, musings, ramblings related to quality of life. (Ever-so-slightly less random than Random Thoughts!)

Wintry Mix

We’ve got a Winter Storm Warning here in Canterbury this morning. As I write, I can hear that the rain has turned to sleet tapping a wet staccato on the dark windows. Soon enough, it will be silent snow falling … Continue reading

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Adulting

If you use traumato excuse yourself, my com-passion’s hard to find.

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Walls, Windows, and Doors

Fear, anger, joy, anxiety, sadness, contentment, gratitude — they’re our raw responses to the experiences of human life. They’re not good or bad, though we often judge them, unfortunately. Best, though, to let them be just what they are. And … Continue reading

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If the Blue Pitcher Could Talk

The Blue Pitcher sat on the dining room table through innumerable meals at ‘The Ardmore House.’ This was a communal household I lived in, starting in 1978 and continuing for a number of years thereafter. The Blue Pitcher was a … Continue reading

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Possibility

New snow dusts the trailYesterday’s tracks dusted, tooMorning breaks anew.

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Question and Answer

Is my solitudeAvoidance or encounter?Each day I decide.

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May the Circle Be Unbroken

Courage, compassionAnd clarity — powerfulCircularity.

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After

Loss cracks hearts openGrief salts the ground with tears andSomething will grow here.

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Tomorrow is Next

Don’t be grandioseFocus on giving yourselfWhat you need today.

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I’m Gonna Stop

Below (and by that I mean WAY below) is a post that I started in April of 2019. How much has changed since then…and how much, inside of me, has stayed the same? After that day I did publish a … Continue reading

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