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Telling the Bees

My paternal grandmother married into a culturally Dutch family with a Scottish name (Campbell). There seems to be a Celtic (the shared language of Scots) tradition called “Telling the Bees,” in which every hive is informed of a keeper’s major life event (deaths and marriages). I have found paintings and…

Enough with the skinny talk

A couple times this last week, my participation in a wellness program was questioned. It appeared that the thought was, “If you are thin, you have no need to participate in activities that further your education, support, and morale to stay thin.” My response to one of the criticizers: “That…

2019 :: Year in Review

For me, 2019 was a year of changing my mindset. What I initially saw as a year of negative failures became a year of positive change. Dancing. Every year for the last few years, I’ve danced for Women in Motion, on the professional and recreational levels. Both levels feed my…

Balance

I’ve written almost yearly on balance, goals, and resolutions. I thought I’d pop in quickly on the same topic. An episode of By the Book had me nodding my head over the idea that I can accomplish things in only three out of four areas of life in any one…