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Real Life Reflections by Amy & Friends

Fluid

Fluid

Contemplating my word for the new year I am both drawn to and repulsed by this concept Picking a word, an intention for the year What if there are unintended consequences? My worried mind queries Ask for patience and you’ll get a lot to be patient about If I pick a...

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What’s to be learned from plants?

What’s to be learned from plants?

I walked by the peace lily this morning and it's doing much better! Jay and I had left it in the truck for days during the move in May as we were so busy that we forgot about the plants.  After a few days in the Florida heat stuck in the truck, that plant didn't look...

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Resting in discomfort

Resting in discomfort

What does getting out of your comfort zone look like? Resting in discomfort. Not needing to change the situation. Learning to sit with it. Building awareness around why you're uncomfortable. Growth is simple. It's listening to your heart. Tapping into your inner...

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This is the work

This is the work

Working to solve a problem with another We are both applying our full selves to the solution Head, heart, soul, Source Glimpses come, we lean in Trying something new here, testing there Eureka moments happen with some regularity Keeping the process fun while...

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To be a servant

To be a servant

It starts with love. A gentle hand from above. Peppered with kindness. None lost among us. Seeing the truth. Wise beyond youth. Navigating the storms. Questioning the norm. Leading and following. It's a true knowing. Protecting the pack. "I've got your back." Soft...

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Growth whoopsie

Growth whoopsie

Here I am, leaning into my newfound power Being brave and bold And I feel worse Lethargic, unmotivated I double down on the new Stuff down the resentment, ratchet up the gratitude Everything will be fine, I’ve just got to have faith Humbled I realize I’d swung the...

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Money

Money

I’ve been wrestling mightily with the topic of money lately Reevaluating old ways of thinking I was raised to work, sacrifice, be self-sufficient Do your job, don’t make waves For my parents, that worked beautifully They saved and are living the life they desired in...

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Taking my own medicine

Taking my own medicine

I have often dispensed wisdom to others, trying to be helpful The desire coming from a giving heart Admittedly, coming from insecurity as well Fearful to be discovered as a fraud I used giving as a shield Portraying strength where I felt lack Proving my worth when I...

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Snow

Snow

Seeing a path covered in snow. Another path clear on the road. One is easy and one is hard. One requires to let down my guard. Confusion exists from time to time. Which path am I on – Lord tell me why. The snow path is scary – I just might fall. But so much beauty and...

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Live music

Live music

There is something truly special about live music I’d heard friends tell me this for years but I never understood Too wrapped up in the costs associated to allow myself to truly experience it But then I met Don An audio engineer who was once in the ear of national...

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