No I Shouldn't!!!

You know how sometimes we have to hear something over and over before we “get it”?  I was told several times to drop the shoulds.  I’m a mom of 3 elementary school boys.  There is so much I want to do for them.  There is so much that I know I “should” be doing for myself.  Let alone all the “shoulds” I should be doing for my marriage.  That’s a whole lot of pressure when it feels like I should do rather than I want to do.  I was conscious of my shoulds for a few days….maybe even weeks after each time I was told.  And then, like any normal person, I stopped thinking about it and just tried to keep up with my busy life.  Sound familiar?  All good intentions, right? 

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A Cup of Zen

During chemo treatments I was vigilant about my diet.  I was motivated by fear.  It’s amazing how easy it is to stick to healthy habits when you think falling off track may kill you.  Now that I’m through with treatments I realize that I can’t stay in that place of fear and vigilance forever.  There is something called quality of life that I need to balance.  I’m struggling to find that sweet spot where I can enjoy food and also do what I can to keep my body clean and discourage those pesky cancer cells from reappearing.  I’ve been playing with the idea of rituals and I think you’ll enjoy this post

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LOL (Living Out Loud)

I am seriously not laughing!  This actually terrifies me.  Truth be told I have pretty thin skin and I have been fighting this idea of blogging for a long time.  For me it is a strong pull and I’ve finally succumbed to it.  The revelations I will be sharing with you are nothing new and many scholars and minds far more beautiful than mine have shared many ideas far more eloquently, but despite feeling unworthy I still have this pull.  So I asked myself is it possible that my words and my experiences and the way I package it all might just speak to the soul of another?

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