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Married to a Scorpio Support Day

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Yes, this is a real thing. And yes, I am married to a Scorpio ( For the record, I am a Sagittarius). While I don’t put much (OK- any) real stock in astrology, it is true that my husband has many of the traits commonly associated with Scorpios. He is passionate, persistent, loyal and has a morbid curiosity.    There… Read more »

Ada Lovelace Day

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Especially this year, it’s important to honor great women in history.  And today we honor Ada Lovelace. She was the daughter of the poet Lord Byron, but her interests were in the areas of science and math.  Granted, this may be in part because her mother didn’t want her to become a poet and pushed these studies, but Ada excelled… Read more »

Reflections of Portland

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As I mentioned last week, my husband and I recently took a short trip to Portland. When I told people where we were going almost everyone had the same reaction “Are you sure you want to go there? Isn’t is dangerous?”.    A couple folks were worried about travelling in general, but most people were only worried about us going… Read more »

Sight Day

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Our sight is something a lot of us take for granted.  Sure, we might wear glasses or contacts, and yes, we know our prescription is likely to change as we age, but we assume we’ll always have the ability to see. Today we think about those who can’t.  Some were born blind.  Others lose their sight due to illness or… Read more »

I’m So Touched and So Blessed!

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A few weeks ago I wrote about my struggles- mostly involving my mental health- with working from home.  If you missed that, you can see it here https://beckypalmer.me/my-5-stages-of-working-from-home/ What happened afterwards has been truly touching.  Sometimes I wonder if anyone actually reads what I write or if I’m just shouting into the void.   Turns out yeah, folks do read this!  And… Read more »

Dear Diary Day

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Today is Dear Diary Day. Today is devoted to encouraging everything to taking up writing/ journalling. I have journalled on and off since high school and I can vouch for the therapeutic benefits of it.  Getting your thoughts down on paper helps corral them.  Helps you get perspective.  Allows you to see them from a different way.   I have been… Read more »