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About blessedbebeth.com

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker focussed on aging well and promoting positive end of life experience.

Sparkle Ears

Yesterday, after making a Sunday’s worth of sandwiches, I excitedly drove to Nordstrom’s Rack to buy $9.97 worth of sparkle for my ears. I was happy. Truly happy. First, it was a spectacularly sunny day, work was over for the … Continue reading

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Thread of Life

From one end to the other, a single continuous strand. Deliciously delicate. Colorful and bright. Our job is to see it through without breaking it. At times, a breeze to follow, the pattern recognizable and clear. At others, an indecipherable tangle, … Continue reading

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One Meter, Stitch, Sandwich, Word, Compassion … at a Time

Like many people, I have spent a good deal of life setting goals. Some  have been easily achieved and others, despite high expectations have fallen by the wayside. Perfectionist all or nothing thinking, has often led to my biggest setbacks … Continue reading

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Erging My Way Back to Life

It is clearly January, and as many of you know that means the Concept2 January World Virtual Rowing Challenge is underway. This is my fourth year erging for Ariel Toy, under the watchful eye of our Team Captain Bob Reichart. … Continue reading

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Best Supporting Actress in a Dramatic Mini Series

And the Award goes to …. Freeba, the Bear. The crowd erupts with cheering until an expectant hush falls, as the winner, dressed in Marcia Bear Born, makes her way regally to the microphone. “There are so many humans who … Continue reading

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Behold – the Miracle of a Christmas

I sit in my knitting spot, the comfy chair that used to be my mom’s. Snow flakes fall softly, the wind chime sounds delicately clear, and the wood stove punctuates this story with crackles and pops. The curious assortment of … Continue reading

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Knitting for Sandwiches

The week began with a trickle of vitality.  It created the sensation that begins to approximate coming closer to myself. I took this as a good sign and pushed ahead to complete two luxurious scarves that were mailed off to … Continue reading

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