Mary’s Musings

Happy Mother’s, Grandmother’s, Aunt’s Day!

Facebook Contest #4 ~ May 10 to May 16 Go to My Facebook Page and write about your favorite Mother’s Day celebration or stories of mom, grandma, aunt, daughter… The prize for this week is The Parent Guidebook. The TWO winners are chosen by the comment with the most likes, and my personal favorite. I am writing a blog […]

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Traditions

Traditions:  The handing down of statements, beliefs, legends, customs, information, etc. from generation-to-generation, especially by word of mouth or by practice.  Dictionary.com   Contest #4 ~ May 3 to May 9 Go to My Facebook Page and write about your traditions. Pictures are welcome! The prize for this week is the Joy! Tote. The TWO winners are chosen by the comment with […]

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Meaningful

“Don’t become a wandering generality. Be a meaningful specific.” ~ Zig Zigler   Facebook Contest #3 ~ April 26 to May 2 Go to My Facebook Page and write about what is meaningful to you. Pictures are welcome! The prize for this week is Joy! Cards. The TWO winners are chosen by the comment with the […]

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Values

“Important or enduring beliefs or ideals shared by members of a culture about what is good or desirable and what is not.” ~ BusinessDictionary.com   Facebook Contest #2 April 19 to April 25. Go to My Facebook Page and write what you value the most. Write how you bring this value into your life, how […]

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What Do Women Want?

The great question that has never been answered, and which I have not yet been able to answer, despite my thirty years of research into the feminine soul, is ‘What does a woman want?’ ~ Sigmund Freud   Announcement! I will be doing a weekly contest beginning April 12th (my granddaughter Amelia’s first birthday) through May […]

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Rewards

Losers visualize the penalties of failure Winners visualize the rewards of success ~ Unknown Recently I have run across several articles discussing ways to change behavior or, in other words, how to develop good habits. It has always been a mystery to me, why it is so easy to develop a bad habit and so […]

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America

My country, tis of Thee Sweet land of liberty, of Thee I sing ~ Samuel Francis Smith The other night we saw the movie, Acts of Valor. The movie used real Navy SEALs showing true events in the lives of the SEALs. It brought to my attention something I tend to forget, which is how […]

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Be Nice!

Be Nice! If we treated our friends and family like we treat ourselves, we would have no friends or family. I just finished reading the article The Healing Power of Self-Compassion by Diane Dreher. She had interviewed Kristen Neff PhD and author of the book Self-Compassion: Stop Beating Yourself Up and Leave Insecurity Behind.  In […]

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Showing Up For Self

As it turns out I was still going through my backpack, and as such, didn’t show up! ~ Tricia Reling I chuckle every time I read this quote from Tricia. This is regarding a couple of Something to Contemplate newsletters I wrote.  One about what’s in your backpack and the other about showing up for […]

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Story Time: The Toad and the Scorpion

Over the past year I have been listening to Clarissa Pinkola Estes webinars through Sounds True. She is a psychotherapist, author and cantadora – keeper of old stories in the Latina tradition.   She tells stories, some from her childhood, some fairy tales we have all heard. She then looks at the characters in the stories, […]

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