Nature vs. Nurture: Does It Matter?

Nature vs. Nurture: Does It Matter?

On the theme of nurture this month,  guest contributor Cheryl Farrell writes about  self-nurture and answering the call of your purpose.  What Do You Want To Be?  In an eighth-grade English class essay, I answered the question, “What do you want to be when you grow...
Small Nurturing Acts

Small Nurturing Acts

Listen Yesterday I spoke with my friend whose son is in Afghanistan.  He is in the Army and he is among the last troops to be there.  The situation is fluid, tense, uncertain.  It is transitional, to put it delicately.  He is her beloved only son.  As a fellow...
Be You Affirmation

Be You Affirmation

When you’re true to yourself, Your mission on the planet becomes clear and blesses all. – Jean Trebek, insidewink insidewink’s weekly affirmations: Positive reminders to encourage, motivate and inspire. Challenge yourself to repeat them, believe in them...
The Benefits Of Crying

The Benefits Of Crying

When Doves Cry There are so many things that we can do for our daily wellness.  There’s dry brushing, drinking green juice, meditating, connecting with nature, journaling, and of course working out and stretching.  But, what about crying?  When was the last time you...
Affirmation – a New Look

Affirmation – a New Look

Look for the new… a new view a new friend a new song a new way the light illumniates a flower. The new keeps us curious and present. – Alison Martin, insidewink insidewink’s weekly affirmations: Positive reminders to encourage, motivate and inspire....
Hope In Brooklyn

Hope In Brooklyn

One Year Ago – 2020 On our final night in Brooklyn a year ago, my husband and I took a walk on Court Street.  We headed through Boerum Hill, Cobble Hill and Carroll Gardens to our favorite pizza joint.  It was grey and rainy.  A fine mist fell over everything as...
A Wonderful Affirmation

A Wonderful Affirmation

Engage fully in what brings you JOY. Being pre-occupied and having fun cannot co-exist. Allow all the “wonderful” in your life. – Jean Trebek, insidewink insidewink’s weekly affirmations: Positive reminders to encourage, motivate and inspire....
From Death Springs Life

From Death Springs Life

It is the first day of Spring, the Spring Solstice, and I am thinking about death. This is perhaps not the first item that comes to mind for most people when you ask them what Spring would represent to them.  But my mind takes the odd path sometimes. In its own way...
Four Connections Close to My Heart

Four Connections Close to My Heart

Connecting Through Cleaning My Grandma Alta and I connected through cleaning. She was a tall, thin woman whose Norwegian ancestors had made a place for themselves toiling in the fields of eastern Nebraska. She lived in Omaha in a small, eternally neat apartment when I...
One Candle – Affirmation

One Candle – Affirmation

From the light of one candle, thousands of candles can be lit… that’s how magnificently vital you are! Embrace that truth and live from it today! – Jean Trebek, insidewink insidewink’s weekly affirmations: Positive reminders to encourage, motivate...
Are We Connecting To What Matters?

Are We Connecting To What Matters?

Connecting with Yourself Our society focuses so much on community and staying connected with others.  But I think we might be missing a very important note.  Are we connected with our Self?  Do we know our Self?  Do we know what we need, how we are feeling, what our...
A Story About Honor – I Owe a Man 60 Cents

A Story About Honor – I Owe a Man 60 Cents

*I owe a man in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota, 60 cents for six Payday candy bars I stole from him when I was ten.   They were cheaper then, ten cents each.  But I stole them and I never repaid him.   Our family vacation every year was a trip to Minnesota to stay at a lake...

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