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Mother’s Day, As We Remember Motherhood

Mother’s Day, As We Remember Motherhood My mother and I, intertwined in this memoir As another celebration of mothers and motherhood approaches, I again share my own intimate story of the final year with my mother in Sally: A Memoir. She lives on through me and my entire family. Our story is one that touches…

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Embracing Death with Life

Embracing Death with Life Our living becomes precious when we consider our mortality. When a child enters our world, we herald this new life in all of its preciousness and vulnerability. Do we consider that each of us joins this life in daily growing one day closer to our exit from it?  Do we realize…

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Bridges Along Our Path

Bridges Along Our Path Words, images, people, and guidance as we walk I have been delving deeply into my work these past few weeks, aware that a new path is opening for me. And along with that, has been the wonderful addition of like minded people sharing new insights, their own stories and their own…

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Mothers, Daughters, Aging and Loss

Mothers, Daughters, Aging and Loss The natural transitions of our lives  This memoir evokes deep resonance with anyone who has begun to experience the aging of their parents. As my mother began to decline in her older age, my journal became my healing tool that helped me to explore my deepest feelings. I have brought…

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Touching Reasons for Healthcare Planning

Touching Reasons for Healthcare Planning A beautiful group sharing personal reasons to plan Yesterday I spent the afternoon at Alexian Village of Milwaukee, speaking with a large group of senior residents. This was very close to my heart, because my father was seated in the front row, and my presentation was centered on my mother’s…

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Effortless Manifestation

Effortless Manifestation Bringing what you need to yourself by being yourself I have watched, listened, and contemplated much about the law of attraction and its popularity in our culture. Most of what I take in exhausts me. I listen to teachers use these principles to excite us, which is a good thing, because it takes…

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Spiritual Support and Mentors

Spiritual Support and Mentors Our need for others along our path to hold us when our light diminishes Holding ourselves open and alive feels really great and our radiance glows easily….until we hit an old belief or issue within ourselves. And suddenly our inner beauty first dims to our awareness, and soon to others as…

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Receiving Each Moment

Receiving Each Moment True mindfulness in the acceptance of each moment as it is The quiet time of year has arrived in my life, both for the tourist area that I live in as well as in my choice of activities.  With it has come some discomfort as I both welcome my cocooning to write…

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The Joy Within Us

The Joy Within Us Opening to a conversation with our own sacred self The first of two sessions on Meditative Journaling has taken place….our group was engaged and interested to see what this was all about.  Each of us shared a bit initially, and then we began the process of using meditation and pens to…

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Sharing Our Journey of Loss When a Parent Passes

Sharing Our Journey of Loss When a Parent Passes Walking through the many medical glitsches when our parents are terminally ill I shared my Saturday morning with a group of readers, writers, and booklovers. I was invited to speak at Jefferson Street Books in my community of Sturgeon Bay WI. I presented my book, Sally: A…

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Marggie Hatala

Marggie Hatala