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How To Compose And Update A Life Plan

“You can’t plow a field simply by turning it over in your mind.”  ― Gordon B. Hinckley Compose And Update A Life Plan In 2016 I embarked on composing a Life Plan.  I wrote about the process in a series of posts at that time.  I followed the concepts in:  Living Forward,  A Proven Plan to Stop […]

The Adventure And Risk of Transitions

Times of transition are strenuous, but I love them. They are an opportunity to purge, rethink priorities, and be intentional about new habits. We can make our new normal any way we want. – Kristin Armstrong We just had the first hard freeze of the season.  Although summer ended and autumn officially began September 21, […]

Goals: Write Them Down And Gain A Powerful Advantage. It Works!

“It’s the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting.” –  Paulo Coelho Each year since the early 1980s I have set goals.  I always had goals, lists, “to-dos” in my head, but written goals came later.  When I first started, it was primarily in the context of my job/career. In fact, […]

Leftovers – The Loaves and Fishes of Life

Using leftovers.  I enjoy re-doing and re-making things.  I always have.  Taking what I have on hand and making something useful again: Whatever I might have in the pantry or frig becomes a one-time kind of meal. Pieces of cloth become a comforter, pillow or something for the wall. Scraps of wood become art, wooden […]

What To Do When Disaster Strikes – Fly the Plane!

”May you live every day of your life. “  Jonathan Swift “Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.” Jesus, in Matthew 6:24 This BLOG posted the first time on the last day of 2016.  I am re-posting as prayers go forth for those in the […]

The Value of Margins – Six lessons From Ladders and Air Traffic Control

I have come to appreciate the value of margins.  This happened during a season when my husband took too a tumble from a ladder while trimming a tree. Yes, there was a running chainsaw involved.  We are thankful the only damage from the incident was a broken left heel bone. Nonetheless, crutches in a three-story […]

The Stonebridge Journey – What’s in it for You?

I state on my home page what this BLOG, The Stonebridge, is about:  ” This website  and personal BLOG contain  ideas, thoughts, inspiration, experiences and stories I have collected along the path of my life.  These have become the stones and pebbles on which I walk daily, my STONEBRIDGE.  We all have one.  It is unique.  It is special.  There […]

Circles and Intersections – Part III

Circles.  In order to share this circle, I need to provide a bit of my family’s German history.  Specifically my maternal grandfather’s.  It all centers around a small village in the northern District of Lippe Germany:  Varenholtz.  When we visited Varenholtz in 1998, we found a landmark never mentioned in any of the oral (where most […]

Circles and Intersections And Authentic Connection

Every doorway, every intersection has a story.     Katherine Dunn While attending a monthly meeting of my local chapter of Women in Aviation, I was introduced to a gentleman who works for Flight Safety international.  I recognized his name and asked him if he was related to a certain person with whom I had attended high […]