Author: Karen Justice

The Vision of Janus

The Vision of Janus

The Roman god, Ianus or Janus, was the god of doorways, gates, and thresholds. By extension, he was seen as the god of beginnings, endings, and transitions. Is it any wonder the Romans named the first month of the year in his honor? Janus is depicted with two faces,...

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Memories and Moments

Memories and Moments

When we pull things out of storage to decorate for the holidays, they generate memories. Some of those memories initiate smiles as we think about the how, when and where behind the item. Some put a tear in the corner of our eye for the same reasons. Changes made....

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Gratitude and Expectations

Gratitude and Expectations

The year-end holidays are filled with expectations. Hallmark movies, syrupy greetings, images of happy families and beautiful decorations fill us with goals for the “perfect” holiday. It’s their business. Even before social media, the visual and mental portrayals of...

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We Create Our Own Joy

We Create Our Own Joy

On Being Joyful As children, we had no self-restrictions to joy. We built sandcastles or tall wooden block buildings and knock them down with laughter. We would sing as we skipped down the street. We saw nothing wrong with doing silly things like tossing leaves in the...

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We’ve Got Your Back

We’ve Got Your Back

Whether you’re sending kids back to school, returning to school yourself or just transitioning to more focus on work, in September we all seem to get back to something. With decades of returning to school in our youth, our brains are conditioned to transition when...

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