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Celebrate and Be Free

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I wish that every human life might be pure transparent freedom.
― Simone de Beauvoir

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You have to love a nation that celebrates its independence every July 4, not with a parade of guns, tanks, and soldiers who file by the White House in a show of strength and muscle, but with family picnics where kids throw Frisbees, the potato salad gets iffy, and the flies die from happiness. You may think you have CONTINUE READING

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A Lesson From My Dog: Take Time to Rest

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“Rest and be thankful.” – William Wordsworth

Denver saw the arrival of summer this past weekend with temperatures that reached in the high 70s, and after almost a month of consecutive rain, most were thrilled for the warmth and sunshine and headed outdoors. The warm weather always means that I am a little more likely to extend my morning walks with my dog, but yesterday she quickly let me know that she had something else … CONTINUE READING

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Systematically Stunted by Scheduling

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Monday is Memorial Day and it marks both the unofficial start to summer and Ms. Post’s acceptance of wearing white clothing once again. I love this time of year for many reasons, but not least that it reminds me of the feelings of being younger and the endless possibilities that summer held. That time between the end of the school year and the beginning of the school year where you could run around barefoot and … CONTINUE READING

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Think big thoughts, but relish small pleasures. -H. Jackson Brown, Jr. 

I refuse to recognize this weekend as the unofficial end to summer – we still have 22 days until the official end and then the beauty that is fall is upon us! So, I say relish in something you love this weekend. Find a small pleasure that is unique to this season and eat it up – every last morsel. Instead of wishing away … CONTINUE READING

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Music Monday

As we are in the last week of August, wanted to post something that is a little ode to summer. Xavier Rudd’s, “Follow the Sun,” is a perfect song for sitting quietly and reflecting on the uniqueness of summer. I find that I want to be lying in a hammock, sipping on some lemonade and staring up at the leaves blowing in the trees while I listen to it. Just remember to soak it all … CONTINUE READING

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