Eli’s Story: Connection, Acceptance, and Living Her Truth

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A few weeks ago, I introduced the concept of anchors. The first anchor about which I wrote was connection and the second acceptance. Today’s post was originally going to be the final entry in this three-part series. As I often share, life unfolds like an emerging lotus flower. So I pivoted and that piece will be published next week. I sat at our kitchen table with Alec and my husband. Zoe excitedly exclaimed, “Mommy! I am so happy for someone; I just saw a post on Instagram. Can I tell you about it?” “Of course sweetie,” I replied with curiosity … Read More

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What Are Your Anchors Part II–ACCEPTANCE

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As I write, the wind is roaring and rain pellets are pounding the pavement. Today’s wet, wild weather is a timely setting for this three-part Every Soul Has A Story series about anchors. I introduced this topic last week when I shared about my first anchor, which is connection.  Anchors are invisible yet grounding and stabilizing. Anchors strengthen our resilience just when we may collapse, like the trees that are bending but not breaking during these Florida summer storms. My second of three anchors is acceptance. I could simplify this concept and end right here with “it is what it … Read More

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What Are Your Anchors?

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We cannot control or change what transpires around us. We can, however, choose how we respond to our external environment. Does this sound cliche and like a freshman intro to psychology course? I certainly hope not because I’ve “been there and done that!” Today I want to share something I learned recently. It’s personal for me; and I am again feeling vulnerable by publishing it. But I sense it may resonate with and hopefully help you navigate life’s curveballs. And my heart-centered intention with Every Soul Has A Story is to connect souls globally. This will be the first entry … Read More

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Happy Birthday

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Kind cards, thoughtful texts, phone calls, and unexpected gifts hugged my heart this week. Grateful is a word that barely describes my feelings as I write today’s blog. I live in and with daily gratitude. However, during milestones and celebrations, I seem to be more keenly aware and appreciative of my friends and family. As I wrote in last year’s post, “This Is 44,” I prefer being the giver rather than the receiver. I absolutely love hosting and throwing parties for others! But to celebrate my own birthday has always felt weird and uncomfortable. To be honest, I usually blush … Read More

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