"Words" is Tammy's authentically crafted blog, published weekly here and on her Facebook Page, Tammy Ann Winn.  May you be inspired!

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Aim for Love

Yesterday my daughter read to me a picture book titled, “Love Matters Most.”  As she started, I thought how that phrase — love matters most — about says it all.  What if, with every situation that challenges us in life…

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To Stay in Your Power 

Years ago I worked a job in which I had to report something that made my boss very angry.  Her interactions with me then became hostile and intimidating.  It was clear she was trying to run me out of the…

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On Course

This July marks 14 years since my mom transitioned to heaven. I recall a moment in her final days when she said from her deathbed, “We had some good times, didn’t we.” And there it was slamming into me, the…

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Independent 

Independent — a quality for which many strive. It is a treasure to be held in delicate balance with its cousin, interdependent.  Avoiding the extreme edges we can see the value of this pairing, of this healthy tension… 

To be…

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Breaking Free

Sometimes I feel like I’m living a lifelong riddle of how to coordinate my energy with what really matters. There are so many contradictions at work in society that it seems nearly impossible to live both simply and involved. The…

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Regeneration 

On a few medical websites I’ve been reading about the liver’s amazing capacity, more than any other organ, to regenerate.  The liver is able to replace damaged tissue even after up to 60% of its cells have been killed off…

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Your Relationship with You 

A couple of years into marriage, when the honeymoon phase segued into “ordinary time,” and from there some difficulties emerged, I became a student of intimate partnerships. It’s what I do whenever faced with a challenge; I read books, go…

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Honoring Grief

There are two hearty limbs on the tree of grief, in my experience — that of the actual dead and the that of the living dead.  Numerous smaller outgrowths branch off of each part, variations of “that which will never…

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With Whom Do You Stand 

On several walks home from school recently my nine-year-old has been telling me about a boy in her grade that is very competitive at recess time. The kids will be playing a game and it seems this child goes a…

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A Responsibility to Love

I’m not inclined to ask why does God allow suffering?  Instead, my questions are often along the lines of… 

Why did that person misuse their free will to hurt another?… or 

Why don’t we make better choices when the negative…

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