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Being in Integrity in Your Relationships

"We learned about honesty and integrity - that the truth that you don't take shortcuts or play by your own set of and success doesn't count unless you earn it fair and square."- Michelle Obama

Integrity is described as:


the quality of being honest and fair


 the state of being complete or whole


Both definitions speak to an interactive paradigm; the first with others, the second within ourselves. Consider...
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Because I’m Happy

In a conversation recently about the concept of happiness, a quote from one of my favorite movies, The Big Chill came up. The character of Chloe, played by Meg Tilly was asked about Alex (the character who ended his life, with whom she had been in a relationshp) being happy with his life, prior to his death, and her response was. "I haven't met that many happy people in my life. How do they...
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What’s In A Name?

My name is Edie; spelled E-d-i-e and pronouned Eee Dee. It was given to me at birth by my parents who wanted (in the tradition of the Judaism of our heritage) to honor my maternal grandfather named Edward.

It is both a joy and challenge to have an unusual moniker. I was born in 1958, and common designations back then, as evidenced by role call in the classrooms, were Susan, Linda, Mary, Debbie, Barbara and Beth.

The...
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Can’t We All Just Love Each Other, Or At Least Respect Each Other?

This political season in the United States seems more contentious than any time I can recall in my five decades plus, on the planet. I have voted since I turned 18 and have not missed an election. I have voted with my conscience and chose the person who I thought would be best able to steward positive change when I pulled the lever behind the closed curtain.

Accusations of stealing elections, name...
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When Women Gather In Circles

Imagine a fire glowing brightly, flames leaping into a darkened star scattered sky as if the sparks had transmuted into the celestial objects themselves. Drumming, chanting, dancing, praying, honoring the changing of the seasons and the forces of nature, and setting intention for what it is you want to call into your life may take place.

Sound too strange for modern life?  These practices are ancient, yet carry with them current sensibilities that...
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Have Any Kind of Day You Like

Today I stopped by my local dollar store to pick up a few items. As I pulled the cart up to the checkout line, I greeted the cashier as I always do, by asking him how he is and then wishing him a good rest of the day.

His response is always the same: "I'll have a good day in three hours," meaning when he ends his shift. I counter with," Can you...
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Is There An Unlimited Supply of Love?


I was reading a thread on a friend's Facebook page as she shared about her long polyamory journey. She spoke of ways in which she feels both jealousy and open hearted acceptance that a man she loves deeply, also has a powerful relationship with another woman she knows. Her pain was palpable and her vulnerability, raw. She has many lovers herself and each one brings out aspects of herself that she reveals sometimes willingly and sometimes reluctantly. Insecurity...
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The Dynamics of Being Single

At 57, after being widowed nearly 18 years ago, I find myself in a demographic that I had never antcipated, one of 107 million. This is the number of umarried people 18 and older, (as of 2014). Apparently, I am in good company, since we comprise 45% of the population. When my husband died in 1998 of end stage liver disease as a result of Hepatitis C that ravaged his body...
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