Category Archives: Growing

When Jury Duty calls

When the summons for jury duty landed in my mailbox in June, I have to admit my first response was a groan. I thought about the negative impact serving on a jury might have on my life: disruption to my … Continue reading

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Passing on long-ago greetings

A few weeks back I was searching through a box of items that belonged to my mother, who passed away in 2007. Nestled at the bottom of the box was an old guestbook. I remembered seeing it at the time … Continue reading

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Spring – the promise of rebirth and renewal

Well, technically it’s Spring, although it sure doesn’t feel like it. With Easter less than two weeks away, I am used to seeing a bit of life in the garden. But even the snowdrops, those early harbingers of Spring, have … Continue reading

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What singing in a quartet is teaching me about life!

I love to sing. In fact, my mom once told me that I actually sang my first words. I was a late talker, which worried my parents. However, the doctor assured them I was okay and as soon as I … Continue reading

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The power and lessons of teamwork

Have you ever been faced with a task that you just couldn’t manage on your own? Perhaps it was simply because of the volume of work involved. Or maybe you were faced with an extremely tight deadline. Or, the task … Continue reading

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Take a hike! (Or at least a walk.)

Now that spring is in sight (finally!), my thoughts have turned again to the tremendous benefits of walking. I love walking for several reasons: I can do it at any time and at a moment’s notice, it requires no equipment … Continue reading

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Creative problem solving from a three year old

When my son, Little A, was about three years old, he loved to play hide-and-seek around the house. Big A (husband) and I joined in with enthusiasm, as we are dedicated hide-and-seekers from way back. One morning, Big A decided … Continue reading

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Reconnecting with an old love!

A couple of weeks ago, the children of a good friend of mine surprised her with the gift of a cello. It seems that when she was younger, Krista had played clarinet in the high school band and cello in … Continue reading

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Making space for the great things that come along

Have you ever been asked to do something you like but don’t really love? It seems that there are endless opportunities to say yes to things that are good, but not necessarily great. Whether in family relationships, friendships, work, volunteering … Continue reading

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WELCOME FELLOW TRAVELERS!

Welcome to my blog, Larger on the Inside. Doctor Who fans may recognize the reference, although I admit it’s a bit off. For those unfamiliar with Doctor Who, it’s a popular BBC TV show about an alien who travels anywhere … Continue reading

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