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Volume 2, Issue 4: Practicing the Art of Play

 Dirt Path Press May 2012 Practicing the Art of Play Greetings!      Did you notice that we missed last month? Between March’s call to Put on Our Own Oxygen Mask First and May’s call to Practice the Art of Play we seemed to have missed April all together. We’ll call that “Accepting that We do the Best We Can, 1; Boundaries that Stress Us Out, 0.” It seems the concept of Rest and Play are on the minds of many great thinkers these days, so we thought we’d tackle one at a time: Play. Play, it seems, opens our receptors to all kinds …

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Volume 2, Issue 3: Putting on Your Own Oxygen Mask

   Dirt Path Press March 2012 Putting on Your Own Oxygen Mask Greetings!     The motto at Dirt Path Press this month is “Put your own mask on first!” We are all so busy taking care of others that we forget to take care of ourselves; the irony is, unless we take care of ourselves, there is nothing left for other people. For the last several weeks my husband has been asking me to accept “good enough,” to be gentle with myself, to do what feels counterproductive in order to be productive. I heard the words and my weepy eyes told me …

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Volume 2, Issue 2: What Serves You?

   Dirt Path Press February 2012 What Serves You?   Greetings! At Dirt Path Press we’ve spent the last month considering what’s really important to us and then comparing that with how we are spending our time and energy. We found it quite revealing; so much so, it inspired us to write this issue. As we enter the month of Saint Valentine, I’m left to consider another question: As our lives busy with the care and love of others, when do we figure out how to care and love ourselves? My answer this month comes in the form of letting go what doesn’t …

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Volume 2, Issue 1: Service

   Dirt Path Press Volume 2, Issue 1 Service Hello 2012! Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s family asks all of us to honor his work and his ultimate sacrifice by spending the national holiday in service. We cannot improve our own lives unless we also work to improve the lives of others; as far as Dirt Path Publishing is concerned, what better way to set the tone for a blessed 2012 than a commitment to serving others? Our intention to do just that begins with this year’s first issue of the Dirt Path Press, dedicated to the theme of service. New …

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Volume One, Issue 12 – New Beginnings

    Dirt Path Press New Beginnings Volume 1, Issue 12 Happy New Year! As the year comes to a close so does Volume 1 of the Dirt Path Press. We are ushering out the old as we set up a new system for delivering Volume 2 in 2012. As always, we welcome your constructive feedback about our changes.The theme of this month’s newsletter is “New Beginnings.” Why close the year with “new beginnings,” you ask? Because you can’t get where you need to be without knowing where you’re going, and what better time to figure that out than before …

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Volume 1, Issue 11 It’s Possible

  Dirt Path Press   Volume 1, Issue 11 November 2011                            It’s Possible  Greetings! November is here and with it comes issue eleven of the Dirt Path Press, an online newsletter written for anyone willing to tell the truth about life’s everyday challenges.   Perhaps it is because autumn is in full swing that I can’t help but think of life’s possibilities. Being a part of a school system since the age of three, for me the fall has remained more about new beginnings than any other time.  …

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Volume 1, Issue 10 The Call Of Kindness

  Dirt Path Press   Volume 1, Issue 10 October 2011                            The Call of Kindness  Greetings! October brings issue ten of the Dirt Path Press, an online newsletter written for anyone willing to tell the truth about life’s everyday challenges.   Our newsletter is two weeks late this month; I could make excuses, but they are no different from any one else’s and after I typed my apology, I decided to erase that too. Instead of heeding the call of unattainable perfection, I chose something different: kindness. There …

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Volume 1, Issue 9 Minding Our Own Business

  Dirt Path Press   Volume 1, Issue 9 September 2011                            Minding Our Own Business  Greetings! Welcome to the ninth issue of Dirt Path Press, an online newsletter written for anyone willing to tell the truth about life’s everyday challenges. In this month’s story, I make a confession: I’ve always got my nose in somebody else’s business. Why, you ask? Read on and find out what intention lurks behind the busy-bodies in your lives. This month’s OurStory reminds us that keeping tabs on each other may not …

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Volume 1, Issue 8 Back to School

  Dirt Path Press   Volume 1, Issue 8   August 2011      Back to School Greetings! Welcome to the eighth issue of Dirt Path Press, an online newsletter written for anyone looking for new and different ways to deal with life’s everyday challenges. As summer comes to an end, the new school year is just beginning. Perhaps wanting to be a teacher since I was in the second grade predisposes me to a love for this time of year, but something about new school supplies and a first day of school outfit makes feels like I have a new …

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Volume 1, Issue 7: Freedom

  Dirt Path Press   Volume 1, Issue 7   July 2011      Greetings! Welcome to the seventh issue of Dirt Path Press, an online newsletter written for anyone looking for new and different ways to deal with life’s everyday challenges. 234 years ago America was born and with it, the promise of freedom for all Americans. As the cornerstones of this great nation were placed this challenge was both new and exciting but, if we were honest, it was also a time tainted by hypocrisy. Women were not invited to participate in creating the government, nor were men of …

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Volume 1, Issue 6: Courage

Dirt Path Press     Volume 1, Issue 6        June 2011          published by Dirt Path Publishing        Greetings! Welcome to the sixth issue of Dirt Path Press, an online newsletter written for anyone looking for new and different ways to deal with life’s everyday challenges. Having courage, there’s a challenge. Deeper than bravery, more honorable than arrogance, driven by confidence, and fueled by faith, this thing we call courage is something that calls on us as if to ask, “You think so? Prove it.” And our reply either steps up to the plate …

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