How to Get Curious When You’re Not

young girl looking curious

One of your qualities is a sense of curiosity. I know that because curiosity is hard-wired into your brain. You fall somewhere on the curiosity continuum from minimally curious to intensely curious. If you are already a very curious person, you don’t need the information in this post. But if[…]

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My First Tarot Reading: 5 Lessons Learned

Tarot card of magician and black bag with stars and moons

I’ve been playing with tarot cards for a few months, trying to do my own readings using the books that come with the card decks. Unfortunately, I am very, very good at interpreting the cards to match my desires. Fortunately, I know about that about myself. And fortunately, I found[…]

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10 Keys to Your Metaphorical Road Trip

side mirror on car

I left last Monday on an extended road trip. I will be gone until at least August 31st. That’s a minimum of ten weeks of joyful ease, ten weeks of feeling the breeze in my hair, the sun on my skin. I’m only one week into my journey, but I[…]

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June 2018 RAW NEWS Update

pink tulips against green background

I’ve taken the advice that many of you offered in response to May’s RAW NEWS Update and have been relaxing into the outdoor work demands of spring rather than fighting against them. That little shift has made June, as you’ll see, a much better month than May. So thank you.[…]

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What Objects Keep You on Track?

collection raku and glass sea turtles

The photo is of my collection of sea turtles, gathered up from tables and shelves throughout my house. I like having my sea turtles around me and not just because they’re beautiful. They also serve as a reminder, a gentle nudge for me to pay attention to the values and[…]

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Who Am I? Pat Doyle Asks and Answers

two roads diverging in woods

Bob at Satisfying Retirement had a post about knowing yourself in your retirement transition  and answering the big question, “Who am I?” Then, my New Moon Ritual in May asked me to identify my public persona and decide if I am satisfied with it. And finally Karen, here at Profound[…]

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My Dogs Are Not My Children But…

Two dogs a Mexi-mutt and a sproodle

My dogs are not my children. Let me count the ways: I do not refer to or think of myself as my dogs’ mommy. In the same vein, they are not my babies, fur or otherwise. Pups yes, no matter their age, but not babies. Other than the occasional Toffee[…]

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May 2018 RAW NEWS Update

May is greening up grass and trees

Some sections of this monthly update post are shorter than usual. That’s because I have been very focused and driven in a couple of areas, and ignored everything else. It’s a good thing there’s research to suggest that an ongoing life balance is highly overrated. (Yes, it’s fair to accuse[…]

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