Category Archives: Highest Self

99 white chips on the wall

 Thanksgiving Facebook status:  “This is what a clean and sober Sloane looks like.  Today I finished my program at CSU.  I am fully detoxed from alcohol and drugs and can honestly say I have no desire to drink or use.  … Continue reading

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My beloved finally came home.  One day.  That’s precisely how long we lasted before beer entered the equation.  Just 24 hours and it was off to the races.  How the hell did it even happen?  This wasn’t the plan– far … Continue reading

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“Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance, order, rhythm, and harmony.”  ~ Thomas Merton Until very recently happiness as a constant evaded me. Sure, I reacted to specific circumstances with a feeling of happiness, but it was … Continue reading

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Leap of faith

I participate in a daily challenge designed to foster growth in my small business.  Today we acknowledged how thankful we were for the many opportunities afforded to us by our decision to join the It Works Family.  So I shared … Continue reading

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Ends and beginnings

“Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.” How’s that for a cliché breakup quote?  Several days ago my significant other and I parted ways.  In an highly atypical move I spoke very little of it on this blog.  … Continue reading

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Faith in humanity restored

“The best portion of a good man’s life is his little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and of love.” ~ William Wordsworth Stumbling upon 30 Random Acts Of Kindness That Will Make You Love The World in my Facebook newsfeed … Continue reading

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Ten blog entries for the tenth month of the year in ten days.  What better way to officially mark my return to the blogosphere than a challenge?  Beginning 20 October I commit to posting once a day for the next … Continue reading

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