Bookends

Allison Nazarian Inspiration, Life Lessons, Real Life, The Life of Allison

My son, my first child, was born at the end of 1997. Four months later, nearly to the day, my mom died. That same son, now 18, graduated from high school last Saturday. Two days later, my dad died. Bookends: “occur or be positioned at the end or on either side of something” On that Saturday of graduation, I called …

Someday

Allison Nazarian Bittersweet, Healing, Inspiration, Life Lessons

As the saying goes, “There are seven days of the week but Someday isn’t one of them.” What are you someday-ing in your life? We will definitely travel there someday. I will forgive her someday. You have to tell me that story someday! I’ll make up with him someday. I will write about that someday. Let’s get together someday soon. …

Your Miracle

Allison Nazarian Inspiration, Life Lessons, Real Life

Your miracle. It’s coming. Even when you don’t see it or a hint of its light. It’s on its way. And there isn’t much you have to do to make sure it finds its way to you. That’s part of the miracle, like it knows. It’s hard to remember, when things seem shitty or off-course or very un-miracle-like. And maybe …

One Little Thing

Allison Nazarian Healing, Health, Inspiration

You cannot do everything today.  Period. You cannot finish it all. You cannot be everything to everyone. And despite what you expect from yourself, you cannot go at a super-human pace without taking a breath. Not today, and probably not tomorrow, either. But you can do one thing today. And then one thing after that, and again after that. One …

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Allison Nazarian Inspiration, Living Life, There, I Said It

Just do it. There comes a time in every stage of each of our journeys at which there is nothing left to do but act. You’re read about it. You’ve written about it. You’ve told all your Facebook friends and your twitter followers and your mailing list people and your real friends and your significant others and whomever else, including …