Category Archives: Out Of My Mind

The Don’t-Fix-It Guide To Feelings

I was having what you might call a bad morning. First up, the plasterer settled into my living room at 7:00 am for the second day in a row. This sounds so innocuous, I know. Plasterers can be so quiet … Continue reading

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Come Out, Come Out, Wherever You Are

I remember playing hide-and-seek as a child with the neighborhood kids, and how there was always an inherent tension built into that game for me. See, the competitive side of me wanted to find the best hiding place EVER, somewhere … Continue reading

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How My Dog Taught Me To Live In The Moment

“What day is it?” “It’s today,” squeaked Piglet. “My favorite day,” said Pooh. A.A. Milne Lola – my 4-yr-old, 70-lb Labrador Retriever – is still quite the puppy. She wriggles and whines and loves to push on her squeaky giraffe … Continue reading

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All In Good Time: Traveling At The Speed Of Life

So I’m driving down a medium-sized street in Omaha on a recent summer morning, headed out to a couple of midtown errands. Although it’s a major thoroughfare, the street runs through a quiet neighborhood, so the speed limit is a … Continue reading

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Snot Rockets And Sailing Ships: Making Meaning Out Of The Mess

Snot Rockets My daughter Emily has never been much of a hiker. Bright and beautiful, and possessing a quick wit and an exceptionally kind heart, Emily has many talents and interests. Walking in the woods until you sweat is just … Continue reading

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A Grief Re-Observed: Re-Experiencing Loss In Times Of Tragedy

“I thought I could describe a state; make a map of sorrow. Sorrow, however, turns out to be not a state but a process. It needs not a map but a history . . .” ― C.S. Lewis, A Grief … Continue reading

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“That’s Mine; You Have Yours.” – Why You Should Do You

Snowflakes are falling outside my window as I write this, big and little ones together, and I can’t take my eyes off of them. Most of the flakes are gliding on the wind at the same diagonal angle, like the … Continue reading

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Cooking Without A Net – The Art Of Letting Go

The Recipe Says . . . I am a recipe follower. My husband, he’s more of a recipe avoider. And it drives me crazy in the kitchen. Witness this recent conversation in the middle of making Spaghetti Carbonara: Me: “Oh, … Continue reading

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