art by Maria Chambers

In 2009 I lost a significant person in my life.  It was a tumultuous relationship, with highs and lows.  I knew I had to begin distancing myself from him because he was disrespecting me, and the relationship was no longer serving me. The more 
I began to see it as a reflection of my own disrespect for myself, it became essential to release him from my life.

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The Look

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This morning as I walked into Panera, I went for my usual seat at the counter, where they keep the wall plugs, so I can recharge my iPad that seems to be losing juice more frequently (that’s another story). I dumped my stuff on the counter. The barista I know there allows me to sit at the counter, even though it breaks the six foot rule. They are getting a little more lax these days.


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An End to An Ancient Virus

8E31E544-0118-4E92-B4A4-D0BBEA080969Everything this morning went well.  I woke up early and refreshed, made a little breakfast, and drove to my cafe as the sun was coming up.  The air was balmy and fresh.  I got here and the place is practically empty.  I am sitting outside before the heat makes it too uncomfortable.  The coffee is rich, fresh and hot. All is well, and yet I have a bit of heaviness in my heart.  I don’t feel that connection to my soul.  I know it’s there, but something is just off.

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