Courage to Question

Becoming a Friendly Contrarian

by Connie
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I’m a contrarian, by nature. Don’t get me wrong, I’m a friendly contrarian and sometimes a provocative contrarian; but a contrarian all the same. I question things; yep, pretty much all things.  I tend to push the limits, poking, peeking and investigating along the way. When I was a child my mother would lament, ‘You [...]

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Do It, Because You Can

by Connie
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I woke up on the 9th anniversary of September 11th, to the sound of someone playing a ride cymbal, on our roof. Once I was more fully awake, my brain was able to correctly identify the sound.  It was actually falling rain.  It sounded so rhythmic to me; it caught my waking-mind by surprise.  Then I [...]

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Life Threatening becomes Life Changing

by Connie
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A decade ago, I was diagnosed with a potentially life-threatening dis-ease; but this turned into a life-changing experience.  I hope you, or someone you love, are never the recipient of similar information. I know you’ve heard the cliché about how time stops when someone hears that type of news.  Having been on the receiving end, [...]

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How’s That Working for You?

by Connie
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When I was in my mid- to late-twenties, I started to feel incredibly isolated and alone.  I was married at the time, but that fact only seemed to intensify my loneliness, not dispel it.  Married people were supposed to feel connected to one another, weren’t they?  It felt like nothing in my life made sense. [...]

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Just Open Your Mouth

by Connie
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Years ago, when I was really struggling and my Life felt like it took SO much effort on a daily basis, I had an epiphany. It was so life-changing that I thought you might want to hear about it, too. Since it took me years to finally have this ‘light-bulb’ moment, maybe you could fast-track [...]

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When Believing Isn’t Seeing

by Connie
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It was a beautiful spring day and my husband and I had decided, on an impulse, to visit an art festival at an open air shopping mall, just a few miles from our home.  The picture-perfect day combined with art in every medium imaginable was too much for us to resist.  It was a true [...]

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