Rest Easy, Ueli

A truly gifted climber…

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I woke up this morning in Guatape, Colombia, to the news that Swiss climber Ueli Steck had been killed in an accident on the Nepali side of Mount Everest. Guatape is as peaceful a place as they come. And yet, this event, literally three continents away, has ruined my day.

¿Que un mundo extraño, no?

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A mere moment of gratification and celebration…

It meant so so much to me at the time and I had almost forgotten all about until I was reading the (currently sitting at 825) comments of yesterday’s poignant post on acupofjo  and I was reminded of this spectacular moment, courtesty of Adele, at the grammy’s last February…this

“…and I struggled.  I still do struggle being a mom.  It’s really hard…”

No amount of fame or money can help you here.  Parenting.  It’s bloody hard.

Thank you for your honesty, generosity and brilliance, @Adele.

A Really Good Film

I did one of my famous ‘pass out on the couch after dinner’ moves last night.  It was no surprise as there was a new moon on Monday (full moons usually always wake me up around 3-4 am) that I had managed to evade for a few days (aka nights).

So I found myself awake at six minutes after midnight, wide awake.  I went to bed but no luck-really wide awake.

Back to the couch to peruse Netflix new releases and this is what I found-Equity. Wowzers!  Totally appropriate for middle of the night dim grey tone viewing!  Great cast, acting and a great plot.  It examines the differences between male and female (where are the women? #watw) #wallstreet financial wizards and one of our secret fav things-insider trading!!

And, Outlander is on #netflix now!!  Yippee!  Just in time for spring and the nice weather!!

X-Plan: Giving your kids a way out (#xplan)

Brilliant! Thank you!!

Bert Fulks

Friends, as most of you know, I get to spend an hour each week with a group of young people going through addiction recovery.  Yes.  Young people.  I’m talking teenagers who are locked away for at least six months as they learn to overcome their addictions.  I’m always humbled and honored to get this time with these beautiful young souls that have been so incredibly assaulted by a world they have yet to understand.  This also comes with the bittersweet knowledge that these kids still have a fighting chance while several of my friends have already had to bury their own children.

Recently I asked these kids a simple question:  “How many of you have found yourself in situations where things started happening that you weren’t comfortable with, but you stuck around, mainly because you felt like you didn’t have a way out?”

They all raised their hands.

Every single…

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A worthy petition

Hello,

I just signed the petition, “Tell Disney to stand against President Trump’s anti-family policies.” I think this is important. Will you sign it too?

Here’s the link:

https://www.change.org/p/tell-disney-to-stand-against-president-trump-s-anti-family-policies?utm_medium=email&utm_source=notification&utm_campaign=petition_signer_receipt&share_context=signature_receipt&recruiter=38182702

Thanks,
Anne-Marie

 

 

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