Whatever Will Be, Will Be

Approximately three years ago, my Ben and I moved into our dream house. Working with awesome builders who became very good friends, every tiny piece of the home was designed to our wants and needs. We went with the modern farmhouse design. Gray floors, white shiplap. Black leathered countertops on one side and gray/white marbled…

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You Are Not Your Body

I was trying to clean out my inbox a bit and came across an email I wrote in 2008 that I thought many of you might relate to. Back then I was seeing a renowned rheumatologist who was trying to teach me a better way to deal with my pain. One of the things I…

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A Thanksgiving Gift for You!

Hello all, Many years ago I was blessed enough to have the opportunity to go live in China and work in an orphanage with children who changed my life. One of those children inspired a short novella, called The Bridge, because he was abandoned at a historical bridge in town. Little Fei Fei is blind,…

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Spreading Kindness Without Big Commitments

Spreading Kindness Without Big Commitments When I lived in China, I felt like I was doing big things to make the world a better place. Sure, not as big as some but with every surgery we were able to fund, every child switched over as adoptable, and each item we offered to make their lives…

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Happy New Year!

  The Bratt Pack and I wish you a very happy new year! We have some great things to look forward to in 2022, including a wedding, then a visit from my youngest daughter who lives in Maui. Who would’ve ever thought that when she went there four years ago for a job, that she’d…

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Lets Keep the Love of Reading Alive!

I was born a storyteller. I wrote my first memoir when I was 11 and had witnessed my best friend struck and killed by a car. I couldn’t ‘talk’ out what had happened to me and my teacher knew that. She asked me to write it out. I did. I also buried myself in books,…

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What’s the Point of it All?

Do you feel like you live life with a purpose? In my opinion, the unhappiest people I know are the ones who haven’t found their purpose. They live life as though it’s drudgery and get through each day, go to bed, then wake up and do it again. Some of them do it with a…

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Remember the Days?

I saw this meme come across my social network feed and it instantly brought me back to the days I lived in a tiny village called Pleasanton in Nebraska somewhere in the early 80’s. I was a child, somewhere around 9-10 or so years old, and part of a family that lived in many towns,…

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Our Life is a Collection of Essays, don’t you think?

A Surreal Moment in China Life is made of moments strung together, a collection of essays that create the novel of our lives. ~Kay Bratt I sat on the scarred, wooden floor with one child cradled in my lap, one on his belly in front of me, and two more directly in front of me…

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