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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Your Future Self Needs Your Help

compass against colourful contour map

When you imagine your life five, ten or twenty years down the road, who are you? Is your future self the woman you are today, just with more wrinkles and perhaps a different mailing address? Or does your future self feel like an entirely different person, someone you haven’t met[…]

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Sizzling Sue Shares What Inspires Her

sizzling sparkler forming an O

I looked up the definition of sizzling. It means hot, passionate, very exciting. Often there’s a sexual connotation as in a “sizzling romance.” While we’d have to ask her husband about that last part, I can affirm that the author of this week’s Tribe Story writes a blog that certainly sizzles[…]

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