Weekly Annie Bites

How Annie Bites come into being…

I'm often asked how I come up with ideas for my Annie Bites and my answer is always the same:  'I have no clue.'  Well, that's not entirely true.  What's true is my ideas seem to come when I’m walking Harley. Well, except sometimes they come when I’m...

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Carrying extra weight? Here’s how to lighten your load.

As I was pondering what to write this week, I found a post I'd written more than two months ago but shelved because the pandemic took front and center. It now seems like a good time to share it, especially if your thoughts are taking you places you don't want to...

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Are you growing? No, not your waistline…

"Very little grows on jagged rock. Be ground. Be crumbled, so wildflowers will come up where you are. You have been stony for too many years. Try something different.         Surrender."  ~Rumi It feels as though this...

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What grief can teach us

I just finished reading a beautiful book called the Wild Edge of Sorrow by Francis Weller. In it, Weller explores the sacred work of grief and the different rituals we have for renewal. Part of being human means encountering grief and loss in many different forms. At...

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What we have in common…

To say these last few weeks have been grueling is a huge understatement. Life as we know it has been turned upside down, thrown into a global blender and turned on to ‘crush’ mode.  We’ve been launched into the great unknown where fear and uncertainty abound....

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This is what you care about…

Last week I promised that I'd compile a list of your responses to my question “What do I want to walk out of this with that I don’t have right now?” (I'm referring, of course, to the unprecedented times we find ourselves in.)  Thank you to those who sent your...

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A Timely Question

“What do we want to walk out of this with that we don’t have right now?” This was the question a friend’s husband asked his family last week when the brutal reality of the coronavirus was landing on the world with a thud.  When I first heard it, I thought to...

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I know, I know…

Once upon a time, a scholar and a saint lived on the same street, and they arranged to meet. The scholar asked the saint about the meaning of life. She said a few words about love and joy, then paused to reflect, and the scholar jumped in with a long discourse on...

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Now isn’t always an easy place to be…

I was visiting family a couple weeks ago and had a fun conversation with my mom about meditation. I was sharing with her the general idea of it and what the benefits are of having a regular practice. Namely, that it helps a person feel more calm, grounded, focused and...

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