Thoughts

Early morning sky with palm tree
Life
Catherine

Comparison is a Thief of Joy

Comparison is a thief to joy.

There are so many ways to compare ourselves. We compare our lives to the lives we believe others are leading on social media.

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Family
Catherine

Important Stuff

What is truly the important stuff in our lives? Family Friends Health Independence Laughter Love Adventure Learning What would you add to this list? And if you took an audit of your time and money, would how you spent both reflect your list? Something to think about over the weekend.

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Flower
Family
Catherine

Take Some Time for Yourself

Note to self – It has been an emotional week. Take some time for yourself this weekend. The tears may come this weekend; let them come. The laughs may come too. Don’t judge yourself for laughing while mourning. Your kids are all home for another day; they are also mourning.

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Balance
Catherine

Progress

Progress requires the courage to take a step towards your goal.  We tend to overthink our goals. Thinking we need a grand gesture. The go big or stay home mindset.  But the journey starts with the first baby step. The very first step will enact the force of momentum.  Momentum

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runners
Balance
Catherine

Everyday Decisions

It is the everyday decisions that create our lives. The decision to run in the morning or to hit the snooze button. The choice to connect with your parents, children, or friends through a call instead of posting on social media. The decision to eat an apple instead of a

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running shoes
Life
Catherine

Do the Thing to be the Person you Want to be

Do the thing to be the person you want to be – In order to be a writer, you must write. To be a runner, you must run. Simple concept, which humans make hard. Will you become the world’s fastest runner, simply by tying your shoes and running? No. Not

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Easter Eggs
Life
Catherine

Cycles

Our time on earth is marked in a series of cycles or seasons. The four seasons of weather. The seasons of childhood and adulthood. The sun rises and sets each day.

I woke to a full moon reflecting on the lake – one of the many phases of nature.

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Balance
Catherine

Show Up

Show up Do the thing you want to do. Show up for yourself. You don’t have to do it for anyone but you. You may think you can put it off. And honestly, you could put it off, and no one but you would know. You need to do it.

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Note to Self
Family
Catherine

Note to self –

Note to self – Show up for yourself this weekend. Do the thing which is weighing on your soul. It won’t take that much time. Go for a run. Not because you signed up for a race. Run for you. Because you know deep down in your soul just how

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Alarm Clock
Family
Catherine

Celebrity Loss List

Celebrity Loss List It is the time of year when the media outlets start showcasing the celebrities we lost this year. The actors whose performances riveted us in our seats. The musicians whose music we grew up singing to in the car. The authors whose books made us think in

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Dream Home

What is your dream home. I believe we have all seen those posts on Facebook with a series of pictures of houses. A seaside home, mountain cabin, lake… Dream Home

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Computer, notebook, flowers, coffee mug
Balance
Catherine

Mid-Year Review

When I worked for a company, we did a mid-year review and a final review each year. The mid-year was done with your boss to make sure you were on track to meet standards for the year. In essence, so there would be no surprises as your final review. It

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Balance
Catherine

What a difference a year makes

What a difference a year makes! This weekend I was the last person up to the cottage for the July 4th weekend. Pulling up to the driveway I discovered, there were already six cars parked there, along the road, and at the neighbor’s house. Walking into the cottage, I could

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Silhouette of Palm Tree at Sunrise
Life
Catherine

Shut Down

My life has been shut down and not in a good way. The last thing I wrote was about being overwhelmed. I wrote the post on January 4th. It is now the end of June. I had plans in place on how to deal with feeling overwhelmed, and I closed

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Morning Coffee and planning my words
Balance
Catherine

Overwhelmed

I think the underlying feeling I have had over the past year has been overwhelmed. I have been overwhelmed with guilt, exhaustion, grief, tiredness, sadness. As a result, I have all but shut down.  As I started to dig my way out from all the negative and refocus, something new

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