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Resolutions

This is the last Humanist Thought of the Week podcast.

I am moving on to other projects designed to teach people about Humanism.

Which brings me to the concept of resolutions.

Resolutions are goals.  

The reason I am ending this podcast is because I have other goals.

We all need goals.  We need something to work towards.

Sometimes we have to let go of one dream to pursue another.

Don’t be afraid to chase your dreams.

Just do so realistically, compassionately and ethically.

Make me proud of you.

And please don’t lose touch. 

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Thanks for your support!

Bye.

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Holiday Cheer

I’m in Las Vegas right now with my son and my mom and her husband.

We are taking a little vacation before joining my sister’s family for the holidays.  

Which holidays?

Well that depends on which family member.

Christmas? Certainly.  Hanukah? Definitely. Saturnalia? Probably. 

This is the first time I’ve spent this holiday away from my husband, but this trip couldn’t be cancelled.

We have to clean out my father’s house to prepare it for sale. 

I’m looking forward to seeing everyone in my extended family. Aunts, uncles, cousins and more.

They are all loving wonderful people.

To me, regardless of the holiday you celebrate, the people you celebrate with it are what matters.

But then, I’m a Humanist.

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I’m actually really excited that summer has finally started and that I can now hang out with my son.

Granted, he decided to go to opera camp this summer, so some of our free time is no longer free.

But still, I look forward to summer as much as he does.

We all need breaks. We all need time off from time to time.

We all need to spend quality time with the people we love.

And to me, that’s what summer is. Time to spend with my son. 

We haven’t been on a proper vacation for several years due to our financial constraints. 

But we still like to go exploring and seeing things we wouldn’t otherwise have the time to see, like obscure county parks and things like that.

Brains need breaks.  We need time off to recharge our brains.

So embrace summer. Embrace the break. And enjoy it while and if you can!


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My Mom

This past weekend was mother’s day.

My mom had a tremendous impact on me.

She taught me to be fearless.

How to take responsibility for my contribution to any argument.

How to be an activist and to advocate for what is right. 

And how to love unconditionally, even people I don’t necessarily agree with.

As a mom myself, I try to instill these same lessons in my son.

Am I succeeding?  I hope so.

My son is only 9 so he still has a lot of learning and living to do.

As hard as it is, I think being a mom is one of the most important things I have ever done.

So to all you fellow moms out there – thank you.

Thank you for being part of the sisterhood of moms which I get to share with and commiserate with and learn from. 

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Giving Thanks

I have a lot to be thankful for this year.

I am thankful to be alive.   

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