• Musings,  Seraphs Quill

    Sisterhood: Embracing and Expanding the Circle

    Being a member of a supportive and nurturing group of women – or Sisterhood – is a fairly new concept to me. sis·ter·hood noun the relationship between sisters. an association, society, or community of women linked by a common interest, religion, or trade. Growing up the only child in my family and separated from extended family (ie cousins), I relied on my friends to be the “siblings” that “I never had”. Even then, I can’t claim to have had many. Only one or two throughout the entirety of my adolescence. (But, they were friends of quality because they are still my friends today. They were and are the closest I’ve…

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    The Tao Te Ching: Weak Overcomes Strong

    The Weak overcomes the strong; the soft surpasses the hard. In all the world, there is no one who does not know this, but no one can master the practice. ~ A New Way of Thinking, A New Way of Being: Experiencing the Tao Te Ching by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer While the “original” text as translated by Gia-Fu Feng and Jane English in Lao Tsu – Tao Te Ching was thus: Under heaven nothing is more soft and yielding than water. Yet for attacking the solid and strong, nothing is better; It has no equal. The weak can overcome the strong; The supple can overcome the stiff. Under heaven everyone knows…

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    Still Around and With Focus – What’s Coming Up

    Hello, again, dear friend. I bet you were beginning to wonder whether something happened to me or not. After all, I was getting pretty prolific in my posts there for a while, then nothing the past week. The past 7 days have been pretty busy around here. Not least of all is the fact that the kids are now out of school for the summer, and given that this is the first summer in our new beach-town home, LB and I are planning to enjoy it. We’ve already made a trip to the waterpark we have season passes to, which Dh and I gifted our family with this past holiday season. And…

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    Peace and Comfort

    When I was a child, I spent a great deal of time at my maternal aunt and uncle’s house. My aunt was a stay-at-home-mom, so she watched me while my mom and dad were at work until I was old enough to go to school. At that time in my life, I think I actually spent more time at their house than I did my own. She and my uncle were like a second set of parents to me. My cousins were like the siblings I never actually had. Years later, my grandmother lived with them, and when I visited, it held a feeling of “home” for me. The place…

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    Gentle Visibility Blogfest: Come Join Us!

    Hello there, dear friend! I hope this finds you well. Here in the States, we’re celebrating Memorial Day. It’s a day when we honor those who have given their lives in service to our country. The day is a rainy one in our neck of the woods, so we’re laying low, taking it easy before we go back to “the daily grind”. Going to have a movie marathon and do some crocheting, I think. It’s definitely a good day for it. I did want to drop in and tell you about a blogfest in which I’m participating that begins tomorrow and goes on through the 6th of June. Our hostess…