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The Blame Game Blaming others is an inappropriate and non-productive form of communication between lovers, friends, or family members." In her book, Shift, Author and television personality, Tory Johnson, shares her story of weight loss. But her story is way more than...read more
The Art of Letting Go It's that time of year. Every time it rolls around, my heart remembers and I start praying. Help each and every parent I know, God, to master the art of letting go. Even as I sat under my beloved beach umbrella (yes, I sat there quite a bit) and...read more
*Please note this post is longer than "ought to be," so I ask you to bear with me. The Way of Love Never in a million, trillion years would I have thought Gift from the Sea was filled to the brim with marital advice. As I sat under my beloved beach umbrella, brown...read more
Part Two: Love Others as You Love Yourself I am madly in love. Yes, with my husband of thirty years + my three adult children, but I am also madly in love with the wind + waves of the Atlantic Ocean, more specifically, the Outer Banks of NC. I know I keep talking...read more
“For one human being to love another; that is perhaps the most difficult of all our tasks, the ultimate, the last test and proof, the work for which all other work is but preparation. I hold this to be the highest task for a bond between two people: that each protects...read more
The Art of Shedding "One learns first of all in beach living the art of shedding; how little one can get along with, not how much. Physical shedding to begin with, which then mysteriously spreads into other fields. Clothes, first. Of course, one needs less in the sun....read more
Good Things Come to Those Who Wait It's a proven fact: good things do come to those who wait. The ancient teachings found in the Scriptures have been talking about this subject since the beginning of time, yet now, research is actually proving it to be true. For us...read more
Two Gifts from the Sea Sometimes we have to get away. Something happens when we leave the known for the unknown, even if the unknown is oddly familiar. For over 30 years now, I've made my way to the Outer Banks of NC for either a day, a week, or even longer. Even...read more
From the Archives Exactly four years ago today, I published this short piece. Today, I remember it with such intense fondness. Each women played such a strategic part in making this event happen. I am forever grateful for their friendship and loving support....read more
“Humor is a spontaneous, wonderful bit of an outburst that just comes. It's unbridled, its unplanned, it's full of surprises.” ― Erma Bombeck Wait and See I woke up with a firm determination to have some fun this weekend. I could feel that little ole' hum drum...read more
Waiting in the Wings If you were watching the World Cup on Sunday, you saw what the soccer world calls a wondergoal. In the 113th minute, late substitute Mario Götze receives a cross from Andre Schürrle and scores! The fact that both players were substitutes just...read more
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