Serenity Matagorda Isle

Diary Entry – Be Present


I made it to the Thanksgiving holiday weekend finish line and lost a pound and a half in the process. I imagined myself like a soldier scanning the kitchen horizon and carefully stepping around any high calorie land minds. Ironically, I was stunned by the amount of food my extended[…]

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Bah Humbug!


Scrooge’s phrase was immortalized in Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol first published on December 19, 1843, in London. It makes me smile to think the tale of a cranky, old miser turned kindly and benevolent managed to stay so relevant for more than one hundred and seventy years. I’m sure[…]

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Diary Entry – Return to Me


In my first week of “eating clean” (I prefer not to use the d____ word) I’ve learned one thing for sure- carbs and sweets were at my every turn, and to make it worse, they were free for the taking!  Really, donuts and pigs in a blanket were available to[…]

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Just Weight And See


Celebrating my 36th wedding anniversary last weekend has given me pause to reflect on the big picture of commitment in my relationships with my husband Sam and our children Sam Jr., 35, Julie, 33, and Kelli 20. (Doing the math it’s easy to see I was a child bride.) Realizing[…]

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Ready, Set, Grow!

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Imagine an instruction manual on life showing up at our door step from Amazon Prime when we hit puberty, then another just about the time we turned eighteen, and still another around the mid-twenties. To be honest it would have come in handy with a delivery every few years or[…]

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Counting my Blessings

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Recently, in the midst of health concerns regarding a family member, the universe reminded me balance may be found in our moments of concern and well-being by leveling it with gratitude for the life we are gifted with each day. For weeks we’ve been challenged by the need for patience[…]

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The kid in all of us


No matter our age there is still a “kid” in each and every one of us. Some folks might even say there’s no place for that “kid” in our adult life. (Clearly, they have their own “kid” locked away with no hope of escape.) I witnessed kids of all ages[…]

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There’s No Place Like Home


The weather last weekend was wonderful! Houston was my destination for a 3-day workshop on “Mindfulness Restoration.” It’s a nice way of saying it’s time for a mental detox of the sludge built up in our heads over the last 10 months. Working with a group of like-minded people creates[…]

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