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Who You Listen To Matters

Who You Listen To Matters

Have you ever thought about who you listen to? Not just their names but who they are and what they know? Growing up I was always outside the “in crowd”… always trying to get inside the bubble. In fact, that carried into adulthood too. I have never been more thankful for it than now though….

Stop Consuming Sugar? (Yes, It’s Possible!)

Stop Consuming Sugar? (Yes, It’s Possible!)

Next up in the small changes series… I gave up sugar and lived to tell about it! Have you ever thought about how much sugar you consume on a daily basis? I mean, I like chocolate but prefer dark chocolate. I eat healthy, including being happy with a salad for a meal. But even so,…

Sorry, Not Sorry. I’m Talking About Periods.

Sorry, Not Sorry. I’m Talking About Periods.

**Warning! This post is meant for those with female parts who experience a period as part of their cursed biological function. Proceed at your own risk.** Welcome! For those of us who know the pain of a period coming approximately every 28 days, 13 times a year where sometimes no amount of yoga, chocolate or…

The Impact Of Small Grocery Store Purchases

The Impact Of Small Grocery Store Purchases

Have you ever agreed with someone on most things, but then one day you turn around and discover you differ on pretty much everything, even though you’re not really sure what changed? Considering what I see on Facebook these days, I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one in that boat. Here’s the thing… I’m…

Complexity

Complexity

Sometimes we are told there is beauty in complexity. In nature‚Äôs many patterns and mysteries. The Fibonacci spirals in a succulent plant The vastness of an unknown space Life yet undiscovered in the ocean depths Often we are reminded of the beauty in our own elaborate creations. The brushstrokes of Van Gogh The words of…

Riding the Bus is Hard… and I Speak English

Riding the Bus is Hard… and I Speak English

Part 1: Sometimes You Take a Leap Visit #2… here we go. Remember that they need to ride the bus. I have never ridden the bus. Rebecca has never ridden the bus. I had two kids in tow. We had 6 people trusting us to teach them how to do this thing they need to…

Sometimes You Take a Leap

We’ve been trying to volunteer with refugees for two years. Yes, two years. I don’t remember what it was that happened in Syria two years ago that got our attention, but we’ve been trying since then. It’s hard when you work during the day, have kids too young to help, and you are introverts. The…

How Can We Help Refugees?

How Can We Help Refugees?

On Monday evening I went to the Institute of Texan Cultures in San Antonio to attend an event… “Cultural Conversations: Refugees in San Antonio“. In San Antonio we’re lucky enough to have people from many different cultures. And if you know me, then you know I’ve discovered I’m quite passionate about refugees, especially considering what’s…

Take Back The First 100 Days

Take Back The First 100 Days

We went to the Women’s March in San Antonio yesterday. And there’s something I need you to know about it… There were people who 100% agreed with the Unity Principles of the event and people who disagreed with some of it. But that’s not really the point. If you look around you and don’t see…

Why And How We Need To Help Refugees Now

If your head isn’t in the sand, then you’ve heard about what’s happening in Aleppo. The Syrian Civil War between President Assad and the rebels seems to be ending… and not in favor of those who have been fighting for a democracy and for their lives. As millions have escaped Syria during this time we’ve…

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