Weekly Annie Bites

The Courage To Be Real

"My belief is that when you're telling the truth, you're close to God. If you say to God, I am exhausted and depressed beyond words, and I don't like You at all right now, and I recoil from most people who believe in You", that might be the most honest thing you've...

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Giving yourself permission

Remember those permission slips you used to get when you were in school that allowed you to miss a class or skip an event because you had another commitment?  A handful of years ago, Brene Brown, the now famous researcher/ author/ lecturer/ story teller, brought...

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Any control freaks out there?

If you ever want to be reminded of what you have control over--and what you don't--just think of standing (or sitting) inside a hoola hoop.  Whatever is on the inside of the hoop is what you have control over. That would be.....sweet, little you. Your thoughts,...

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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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