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Coping With Uncertainty

01 April
Lesli sitting Isolation

What does isolation feel like? The word itself conjures up a sense of discomfort; a feeling that something is or has happened, and outside our comfort zone. And that translates to the realization our lives instantly are out of our control. With the loss of control ….fear comes to visit. As human beings it is […]

Friendship Across A Lifetime

14 November
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Friendships are the most interesting of human dynamics. Their complexity and simplicity defy definition. We treasure those special people we have made memories with, perhaps, even made history with  – even if it is just our own! We need the comfort of friends in times of need. We value  friends because we can share the […]

Strength Comes In All Forms

17 October
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Ever think about strength? It comes in countless ways, unexpected, can catch you off guard, and even full of  surprises sometimes. But, our own strength – even if untested – is within us waiting for that call to action. Inner strength is powerful and profound. Strength is everywhere. You just need to know you can […]

Lesli’s Story – Always Evolving

24 September
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Today,  I realized I hadn’t done a Blog for Lesli’s Story in several months. As time has a way of doing……it seemed days and weeks were gone in an instant, evaporating into the gentle breezes of the summer wind, and going as quickly as the fluttering of an eye. And yet, every second is as […]

The Gift Of Unconditional Love

17 June
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Father’s Day is a very special day in the lives of all of us. If you are lucky and fortunate to have your father here this year…….make sure you call him and “love on him” for a few precious moments. These men of bigger than life proportions we call different forms of endearment; father, Daddy, […]

An Unexpected Connection – Traveling The Same Journey

13 June
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Many times in life it is the unexpected that throws us off balance. We are moving through our lives with the ease of a gentle breeze. Or struggles of Herculean challenges. Always moving forward. Always steady. Perhaps, stopping along the path to breathe in the spirit of living. And, we can be as strong as […]

The Love Of A Mother

13 May
My Beloved Mother

Today we honor all Mothers. The women in all our lives that have made a difference, impact, and have shaped who we are today. I proudly honor my Mother today. She gave me the precious gift of life.  She showered me with never-ending guidence along with her loving, caring, and gentle tenderness. She set the […]

A Celebration, A Friendship, and Life’s Treasure

16 March

Happy birthday, Cindy……This is a homage to an extraordinary human spirit! To the uniqueness of a true individual. This is a loving birthday card. One of life’s greatest gifts is the precious gift of friendship. The sheer delight and pleasure of seeing your heart’s smile reflected in the smile of your friend is      immeasurable. Life […]

Why I Do What I Do! A Guiding Touch

05 June
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Motivation is a very welcome companion and partner on the road to well-being, fitness, and overall good health. But, it helps to have an incredible pathfinder by your side to encourage, support, and light your way. Such it is, with me. I began a journey of physical renewal and strengthening in October, 2015. My guide, […]

Strange Bedfellows

19 May

Creativity and dreaming seem like interesting, but, a very odd pairing of minds and friendship.  Perhaps, they aren’t your first thought of a “couple”…….like Audrey Hepburn  and Breakfast at Tiffany’s or Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall, or even Peanut Butter and Jelly! However, in the quiet moments reserved just for you — this is where these […]

A Joyous Gift

16 March
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The greatest treasures in life are the relationships we build during our life’s journey. They add texture, a listening ear, caring comfort, the wonderful feeling of belonging, and perhaps, even a hand to hold in difficult times. The bond between special friends is truly the gift you give yourself! The friendship between women is almost […]

Living With Uncertainty As A Companion

21 July
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When you live with any chronic condition, illness or disease you share your living space with something extraordinary — uncertainty. Now, I hear you saying, extraordinary? How can that be? Isn’t uncertainty like walking a tight rope all the time? Perhaps. The dictionary defines uncertainty as: The state of being uncertain; doubt; hesitancy, unpredictability; indeterminacy; […]

Be A Healthier YOU!

03 June
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I live with two cancers. That’s right, live. And, I thrive with every new brilliant day. Sure it’s a difficult journey some days – but, isn’t living the point? Sunday, June 5th is National Cancer Survivors Day…..it is a Celebration of Life. It’s a day to say, “Hey, job well done!” Or maybe a huge……”I […]

The Amazing Benefits Of Fitness

17 April
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Taking care of ourselves — It is not always a priority in our daily lives as we are booked, over-booked, and scurry here and there.  We’ll get to it ……and we mean it!  But… The amazing benefits of fitness and the dedication to one’s own wellness are an essential part of our own integral health. […]

What Is Veteran’s Day?

07 November
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What really is Veterans Day? It isn’t just another “day off”…….So, what do we actually know about this important day? Veterans Day gives Americans the opportunity to celebrate the bravery and sacrifice of all U.S. veterans.  Every family in America has someone they know who served this country….at some point in history. It is a […]

Living In The Now

29 August
Serenity of Time

Moving forward has always been a steadfast focus of mine. It plays an important role in both my writing and thinking. It is always there as an underlying and unifying theme. Every day I make a conscience effort to live life to its fullest. I greet each day as a precious gift. A tremendous surprise […]

August 17, 2015 “Every One Counts – Defining the Working Man”

17 August
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Every One Counts – Defining the Working Man Over the past several years there has been immeasurable talk, discussions, and debates regarding the middle class. Some question if the middle class has simply evaporated. Certainly they haven’t all left on the holiday of a lifetime with suitcases filled with the monetary bounty from years of […]

Inner Strength

02 May
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What exactly is strength? Can we see it? Do we feel it when we have it? How do we measure it? If we lose it – even if only for a minute…where does it go? Its very essence means something different to each and every one of us. It is deeply rooted by our own […]

The Depths of Love

29 March
Nature's Treasures

I have always been loved. When I was a child, I was unconditionally loved by my parents who I adored. The greatest of blessings from this wonderful and generous place called the heart is a gift more precious than anything imaginable. The heart holds all the riches. My heart has been filled to immeasurable abundance. […]

The Cloud

28 January
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When I see a cloud, I feel the freedom of floating high — I am as light as air. Their simplicity fills my soul. The graceful beauty of a cloud always amazes me. This lightness of its being is peaceful, agile, and warms my heart. I am mesmerized by this beautiful offering from Mother Nature. […]

LIFE’S MANY GIFTS OF BLESSINGS

21 November
Life's Abundance

It is the time of fast-approaching Holidays – many and varied.  We once again begin the ending of another year and celebrate the many joys and blessings in our lives. This time of Thanksgiving we are filled with our very personal feelings of  “exactly how it is going to be.”  Because it has always been […]

CHANGES ALONG THE WAY

24 September
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Change. What is it exactly? Sometimes it is right before your eyes. It can be the amazing brilliance of nature as the colors of the seasons transfix us with the many shades of umber, delicate hues of gold, and fiery reds as the countryside puts on a show of change for us to revel in. […]

Living Life Is The Celebration

12 July
A Silent Beauty

Living life is the gift that you give yourself.  It is your most precious treasure.  As I write this – and you read this,  YOU are living your life. That’s right living. Living life is being in the NOW.  For most people it is an unfamiliar place. Our daily lives travel at the super speed […]

Americans Share Red, White & Blue DNA

04 July

  The 4th of July – It is a traditional day of gathering for friends,     families, and neighbors. It is a day for all Americans. We ALL share the same Red, White and Blue DNA on this day of celebration. It is a day of joining together – sharing, enjoying and remembering what this day […]

REFLECTIONS

16 May
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Survival. A simple word with many variations both in meaning and impact. It is so simple. It is so complicated. The destination is extraordinary. Life is the present that greets me every day. It is a precious gift wrapped in a kaleidoscope of every color, texture, it is bright, shiny, and wrapped with a huge […]