Posts Tagged ‘Acceptance’

Synchronized Living

(posted by Jeanne on 5-03-2011)

Most of us know people who appear to glide through life. Before one door closes in front of them another three fly open. They know what to do and when to do it. I began to wonder if these people were following an invisible path pointing them in the right direction. They seemed guided at every turn as if following a yellow brick road or maybe the green pathway depicted in Fidelity commercials. Could life really be that easy? Hum. I began to wonder. Read more »

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Mirror, Mirror On the Wall

(posted by Jeanne on 11-17-2010)

I’ve dedicated the last few years to choosing joy and pondering why on earth we would ever walk away from it. I’ve peeled back layers of my defenses like a really big onion… denial, projection, rationalization and the list goes on. Some say, “Our brains got us into this mess and couldn’t possibly get us out.” But in my case, economics major and all, I must thoroughly understand the logic behind a concept in order to truly embrace it.

I’ve come to the conclusion that joy is logical and distress is illogical, but not without Read more »

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Saving Graces

(posted by Jeanne on 9-08-2010)

Saving Graces

I’ve written a lot about our “Rescue” dogs because in reality they’ve rescued me. I should note that our son, Charlie, teases us about referring to Gracie and Bella as “Rescue” dogs since as he puts it, “It’s not as though Read more »

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Max a Million

(posted by Jeanne on 8-24-2010)

Max a Million

Years ago, the mother of a five year old boy explained her uneasiness about how things would turn out for him though she had no particular reason to worry. I haven’t met a mother who didn’t feel this way at one time or another. But I knew Read more »

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Counting to Ten: The Imperfect Parent

(posted by Jeanne on 7-07-2010)

The perfect parent would raise the perfect child completely unfit for society. -ZLL

Counting to Ten

When I was raising young children, I yelled a lot. I didn’t typically say scathing or hurtful things. It was more like a high pitched, “We’re going to be late” or “We’re out of milk.” My yelling was clearly anxiety provoked. But there was yelling and I felt badly about it. Read more »

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