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Turkey Trot Humor Brings a Message for Resilient Living

By Eileen McDargh - Monday, November 25, 2019

When I laced up my running shoes and headed down to Dana Point Harbor on Thanksgiving morning, I did experience a twinge of regret. No Thanksgiving at my house. A broken hot water pipe under the floor of my kitchen and dining room had turned my gorgeous wood floor into splinters. Restoration crews had already yanked out my cabinets and an environmental team was scheduled to show up the next day to break into walls and determine mold damage. 

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Gratitude Is Not A Platitude

By Eileen McDargh - Thursday, November 23, 2017

Gracias… Danke… Merci… Tack… Grazi... Obrigado… Arigatou and any other language you can imagine. In fact, there are ten different ways to say “thank you” in Japanese depending upon the context.  

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The Grace of Gratitude - A Key to Resiliency

By Eileen McDargh - Monday, November 21, 2016

Grace has been defined as a “gift of God, freely given”.  People with grace evoke a sense of calm with fluid movements and unpretentious presence.  And grace-filled moments rise when a convergence of unexpected events and people evoke a sense of wonder and joy. 

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In Gratitude for the Fifth Sense: Touch!

By Eileen McDargh - Friday, November 23, 2012

 

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Five Days. Five Senses. I am grateful for the sense of TASTE

By Eileen McDargh - Thursday, November 22, 2012

 

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Five Days. Five Senses. In Thanksgiving for SMELL

By Eileen McDargh - Wednesday, November 21, 2012

It’s Day Three in our countdown toward Thanksgiving. I sit at my desk, just back from the gym and before jumping in the shower. Talk about smell! My gym buddies and I are pretty “earthy” right now, a combination of sweat and left over body lotion. The best part about exercise, I think, is the shower. My shampoo reminds me of tropical flowers and the soap makes me think of spring. The pungent odor of brewing coffee fills the air and outside, a breeze from the ocean carries a whiff of salt. There’s still the remnant of last night’s dinner in the air—apple pie coupled with vegetable soup.   

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Five Days. Five Senses. In Thanksgiving for SIGHT

By Eileen McDargh - Monday, November 19, 2012
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