Forgiveness

Aug 4 2014

Tracey Jackson

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Addictions, Forgiveness, Growth, Honesty, Mindfulness

EXCUSE OR EXPLANATION?

EXCUSE OR EXPLANATION?

  Excuse and Explanation, two words, two distinct actions that are not only confused, but often misused. One thinks one is explaining something when in fact they are actually using an excuse. The dictionary defines excuse as a “defense, justification, and an alibi.” Where as explanation is “clarification, account and enlightenment.” Despite their very different meanings we often make an excuse when we should be offering up an explanation. We should be clarifying when we are defending. Here in the… Read More

May 8 2014

Tracey Jackson

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Family, Forgiveness, Hanging In There, Love

MOTHERS AND DAUGHTERS – THE CORD OF LOVE

MOTHERS AND DAUGHTERS – THE CORD OF LOVE

This weekend is Mother’s Day and all the moms will hopefully get some TLC and recognition for their work on  what can sometimes be the battlefield known as mothering. “You know mothers and daughters”  is often what you hear when mothers and or daughters are complaining about the other. Because as joyful as it is – it is full of real struggles. I don’t know any other relationship that can go from totally full on high-octane anger and accusations to… Read More

Feb 24 2014

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Janis Hirsch,

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Forgiveness, Giving Back, Goodness, Gratitude, Hanging In There

GRATITUDE: LOST AND FOUND

GRATITUDE: LOST AND FOUND

Many years ago, I found myself at Disneyland under duress.  Yeah, yeah, it’s the Happiest Place on Earth and I’m fortunate enough to live an hour away from it and it always made my son so happy when we went but this was just one of those rainy, dark Saturdays when the Happiest Place on MY Earth was the couch in the living room, a book and the dogs on my lap and “Dirty Dancing” on TV. Woe to Princess… Read More

Dec 11 2013

Tracey Jackson

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Faith, Forgiveness, Gratitude, Hanging In There, Happiness

I’M DREAMING OF A CALM CHRISTMAS

I’M DREAMING OF A CALM CHRISTMAS

Paulie and I decided we would tag team blog this week and both write about the holiday season; the woes that come along with the cheer. Paul wrote…. To compare is to despair. Whether your celebrating Christmas or Hanukah let the spirit of the event be the raft you cling to when the tidings of discomfort and “Oy vey” rise within you. Remember why we gather together in the first place. He touches on two big things in this paragraph… Read More