Category: Lessons

We decided on a 2.5 mile hike. It was to be a moderate and not too shocking to the body. It was no surprise when Curt and Jackson wanted to veer off the main path and go higher. I joined …

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I like to make plans. I often think through exactly how I want things to go. I put details in place to make the plan happen smoothly. I can make the best plans. The problem is life never seems to …

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Every year as far back as I can remember, I have made a New Year’s resolution to lose weight. Clearly, if I need to make it every year, it’s not working. This year needs to be different. Then I received …

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“No, I don’t want to. No, you can’t make me. No, go away. No. No. No.” Sound familiar? Sound like a two year old? Better yet, sound like a teenager? This was the response I received from my teenage son …

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I don’t enjoy exercise. I do it because it is good for me, although I never regret it once it’s over. We subscribe to a streaming service so we don’t have to leave the house to sweat and create sore …

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I had seen a window of opportunity to get away for a couple days to feed my soul. I presented the options to hubby. After doing some searching for options, he was concerned about cost with the many other summer …

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We were hiking up this long inclined trail to get to this beautiful overlook. It started to feel like we were on the wrong path. It was taking a long time to get there. We could see the top. We …

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Minnesota has recently experienced a deep freeze. We are used to cold and snow in the winter, but we have achieved new extremes. As I write this it is -25 degrees, and when you factor in the windchill it feels …

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I like to be right. I will argue my point. I will stand my ground. In my house, all of us like to be right, and take great pleasure in proving someone else wrong. The family banter is fun, but …

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It’s supposed to be spring in Minnesota, but nine inches of new snow has given me reason to doubt. I believe, if we are honest with ourselves, we all have times of doubt. We all have questions. I grew up …

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