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A Simple Path

Simple paths to positive change.

A Simple Path To What Love Has Won A Simple Path – To What Love Has Won

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“Whenever I despair, I remember that the way of truth and love has always won.” ~ Gandhi

Last week was one of those weeks – the kind of week when everything seemed more difficult than it should be.

Here’s a brief recap:

A couple of unexpected bills arrived, and the timing couldn’t have been worse.…

a simple path to letting go A Simple Path – To Letting Go

by Alex Blackwell on

Some of us think holding on makes us strong, but sometimes it is letting go. – Herman Hesse

Understanding when it’s time to let go feels like a miracle.

I know.

My miracle is happening

Over the past several months I’ve been working hard to complete my first book.…

A Simple Path To Knowing Love A Simple Path – To Knowing Love

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Love must be learned, and learned again and again; there is no end to it. ~ Katherine Anne Porter

My marriage, like most relationships, is not simple. There are budgets to balance, cars to repair and children to raise. Life marches on, for better or for worse, no matter how much our hearts want things to slow down so we can savor romantic love a little more often.…

life plan A Simple Path – To Creating Your Plan

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“Tell me, what is it you plan to do with you one wild and precious life?” ~ Mary Oliver

What would you do if you had the confidence to do it?

This is the question I’ve been asking myself lately. There is so much I want to do in my one wild and precious life.…

A Simple Path – To an Unexpected Connection

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“To touch the soul of another human being is to walk on holy ground.” ~ Stephen Covey

Eight people met for the first time this past Saturday night. A few minutes before 7 p.m. no one knew what to expect, but by the end of the evening eight people had made an unexpected connection.…

A Simple Path To Finding Home A Simple Path – To Finding Home

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“Peace – that was the other name for home.” ~ Kathleen Norris

After spending more than two weeks in Florida (for both fun and work), I sat exhausted on a Southwest Airlines flight last Friday night. When the pilot announced the flying time would be three hours, it had the same effect on me as if he said the flight would take an eternity.…

A Simple Path_To Accepting Change A Simple Path – To Accepting Change

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“When you are through changing, you are through.” ~ Bruce Barton

Change painted my life this year, and it came in different colors. Like a box of 64 Crayola Crayons, the year was colored with bright, happy colors and with somber, unfamiliar ones, too.…

A Simple Path  To Staying Strong A Simple Path – To Staying Strong

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“Fall seven times, stand up eight.” ~ Japanese Proverb

December is almost here. I felt it coming yesterday.

65 MPH wind gusts made the drive home from Denver a challenge. Nine hours of dodging tumbleweeds, corn husks and other debris was exhausting.…

leap of faith A Simple Path – To a Leap of Faith

by Alex Blackwell on

“It’s time to trust my instincts, close my eyes and leap.” ~ Stephen Schwartz

I have officially, formally, enthusiastically and wholeheartedly started my book.

After years of thinking about it, talking about it, and planning the book in my head, there are now words written on paper.…

A Simple Path  to a Truer Reflection A Simple Path – To a Truer Reflection

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“Sometimes you can’t see yourself clearly until you see yourself through the eyes of others.” ~ Ellen DeGeneres

Now and then what’s meant to keep us safe can frighten us instead.

The rear view mirror frightened me recently.

A slow-moving car caused me to look into the rear view mirror to see if I could move safely around it.…

A Simple Path to the Present Moment A Simple Path – To the Present Moment

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Life is available only in the present moment. – Thich Nhat Hanh

I want to soak up every single second.

Last night’s middle school choir and band concert gave me the opportunity. Hundreds of parents gathered in the school’s cafeteria to hear their children.…