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Before the Moment Passes By

Before the Moment Passes By

I watched our kids playing duck duck goose outside and running around. I couldn't fully participate, but I held things for people. One boy gave me his toy to keep safe. But part of me wanted to do more than smile, laugh, and cheer on everyone else. I wanted to jump in...

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Breaking Through Barriers: How I Feel Limited

Breaking Through Barriers: How I Feel Limited

Last week we started this series by asking and answering the question: "What is normal?" My normal is this -- I am limited. And I need help. All the time. The list is rather long if I were to name everything, but here is a sampling of tasks I can't do on my own: get...

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When We Can Unite

When We Can Unite

I started to define normal for you the other day. But I didn't mention that our normals can change. A lot. Just think about life. Normal changes with every single life stage...from childhood to adulthood. And how we define normal can continue to evolve. Wherever we...

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Breaking Through Barriers: Redefining Normal

Breaking Through Barriers: Redefining Normal

Normal. How do you even begin to define "normal"? Culture teaches us what normal can mean, what normal should look like, and how to respond to what isn't considered normal. What is normal, really? This is a question I wrestle with, something I ask myself again and...

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The Easy Side of Limitations

The Easy Side of Limitations

Easy isn't really a part of the definition when you're thinking about limits. Or looking at limitations that might affect the way you live. But I've come to see there is an easier side to limitations. I've at least grown used to my own limits over the years. Maybe...

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Living Beyond Your Limits

Living Beyond Your Limits

Two years ago I chose my first word for the year — focus. That was the year I struggled. A lot. I faced health question after health question with no signs of the answers I longed for. I barely blogged, but I learned to write in the quiet space of my journal. I had...

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When It’s Time for Boots & Other Things

When It’s Time for Boots & Other Things

It was time to pull out the boots. The forecast said the temps would be in the upper 30s by mid-day and they mentioned a chance for snow showers. I guess I should get dressed like it's winter, I tell myself. Because we are in the middle of January. But just yesterday...

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When Weary Can’t Win

When Weary Can’t Win

I have to admit I've been missing the daily blogging. I grew used to the habit last month as I finally did the Write 31 Days challenge. I did it. I finished. I learned a few things along the way and I'll have to share them soon. Tonight I'm too tired for a lot of...

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Why I Almost Lost it in Public

Why I Almost Lost it in Public

It definitely wasn't the first time, but it still made me mad. Maybe mad is too strong of a word, but I was frustrated and there was a hint of anger under the frustration. My morning started extra early as I was running in a short race with a friend. She was pushing...

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A Random Post on Bacon

A Random Post on Bacon

I woke up to the scent of bacon. Then I found out the word for Five Minute Friday was bacon. The connection to bacon on this day continued when I ran an errand later in the morning. I saw a bumper sticker -- Fueled by Bacon. I've always picked bacon over sausage. I...

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