Question of the Day: “Is it okay if I am not Wonder Woman?”

Many years ago, my husband bought me a key chain with the WonderWoman logo on it. I have always loved Wonder Woman. I wore her underoos as a kid. The most recent movies are good, but my heart will always be with Lynda Carter and the series from the 70s. I fell in love with…

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Question of the Day: “What does it feel like when I do a reading of a person who is in denial?”

The people I read always give me permission to read them. Most of the time, they are not sure what to expect. Almost all of them end up crying. I often end up crying. Sadness is such a powerful emotion, and many people go out of their way to not feel their sadness. They bury…

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Question of the Day: “What lessons did I learn from my son on our nightly run?”

My son and I have been running nightly for the last week. He’s much faster than I am, so we walk to our starting spot and then he takes off. I jog casually behind him until he is done. After he runs his distance at his own pace, he turns around to meet me and…

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Question of the Day: “How do I even know I am an empath?”

My husband is my biggest skeptic. He believes I have an uncanny and amazing ability to read people and pick up the often imperceptible thoughts and feelings of others, but he refuses to believe there is anything special about that. “You are incredibly perceptive, Kelly,” he retorts. “But to date, you have not done anything…

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Question of the Day: “What do you do when you find a parakeet by your bird feeder?”

Since moving into our new home last spring, my husband and I have really kicked up our bird-feeding game. Multiple bird feeders span our backyard. Each space is adorned with bird houses and even long, tube-like bags filled with meal-worms and thistle. We didn’t even know you could feed birds with this varied menu. But…

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Question of the Day: “What lessons have I learned from this year’s garden?”

I have wanted a large garden for years. My obsession with plants started at a very young age. It all started the day my mom bought me an African violet when I was only five years old. My diligence while taking care of the plant was unwavering. I watched it and watered it and loved…

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Question of the Day: “Why am I drawn to make connections with women who are old enough to be my mother?”

Human connection is a funny thing. Brené Brown stresses in her research that humans are hardwired for connection. It is a basic need in all of us, and we seek it out (either unconsciously or consciously) throughout our lives. My basic draw seems to be towards older women. Many of my friendships, even from when…

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Question of the Day: “How can I stay connected?”

This summer, I opted to teach for the ESY program. For those of you who are not in education, this means Extended School Year. I only have a handful of students, but they are students who do not like school, tend to do poorly in school, and have no interest in doing work even during…

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“For Everything There is a Season. A Time for Every Activity Under Heaven…Turn”

I am not a religious person. The best way to describe me is “spiritual” but I also just really love words. So it is not shocking that I love Ecclesiastes 3. I first heard it at my grandfather’s funeral, but then I recognized the words from a song by the Byrds. Set to music the…

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Question of the Day: “What do I do when I realize my husband is exactly the way I want him to be?”

When my husband gets stressed out and tired, he pulls back emotionally. It is severe and quick, and he will often continue this pattern for weeks on end. He doesn’t see it, and when I call his attention to my feeling disconnected, he gets defensive and frustrated. He is always just trying to make me…

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