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Caveat Emptor

I’m writing this blog to share what I’ve learned (so far) in life with others.  It is NOT an instruction manual for your life.    

While I’ve had a few experiences which may be useful in your own search for answers, what worked for me may NOT work for you.

Life is not intended to be a game of “monkey see, monkey do.”

You need to evaluate my observations using the overlay of your own life experiences.

Do NOT ”follow my lead” without doing ALL the necessary research first.

I am NOT an expert on your life.  That’s your job.

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When I say “leap and the net appears” ~ I am speaking figuratively. 


I mean it . . .

If you go rock climbing, do NOT jump off the edge of a cliff without a safety net and expect me to come pick up the pieces or pay for your hospital bills.

And, by all means, look before you leap.

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The author of Spirit Lights The Way is not a doctor or medical professional.  Information provided  on this site should not be used during any medical emergency or for the diagnosis or treatment of any medical condition.  

A licensed physician should be consulted for diagnosis and treatment of any and all medical issues, or concerns.

Call 911 for all medical emergencies.

The author makes no representations or warranties regarding the accuracy, reliability, completeness, correctness, or timeliness of the content, text or graphics. Links to other sites are provided for information only ~ they do not constitute endorsements of those other sites or any person, product, or service they may recommend.

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1. miriamaziz - August 22, 2010

I stumbled across this Blog. And what a wonderful surprise. Thank-you. best wishes, Miriam

nrhatch - August 22, 2010


Glad you found something that resonated with you. : )

2. Earthianne - October 24, 2010

Hello, I noticed you from a comment you made at souldipper’s blog and decided to take a peek here. I just naturally gravitate towards people with sense of humor.

I’m the same, part of my reasons for blogging is to share what I’ve learned so far, but mindful of the fact that what works for one won’t work for everyone. I’m aware that I still have a lot to learn. There’s so much we don’t know about how our universe works.

I’ll be back to read and learn some more.

nrhatch - October 24, 2010

My sense of humor has saved me from drowning on many occasions.


3. creatingreciprocity - December 9, 2011

Hi Nancy – I have been offered the Liebster Award to pass on and I would happily pass it on to you but as I am sure you exceed the number of followers in the rules I have invented a sub-category especially for you! It’s called The Liebster Above and Beyond the Call of Duty Award – I offer you this award in recognition of your wonderful blog but also as a token of appreciation for all your help, engagement and support.

Thank you very much for everything. If the intention of the Liebster Award is to encourage beginning bloggers, you have been, for me, a one woman Liebster Award! I’ll lodge the karmic cheque in the karmic bank!

nrhatch - December 9, 2011

Wow! Thanks so much, Patricia! You have a very thought provoking blog, as eclectic and delicious as a box of assorted chocolate. I never know just what I’m going to bite into when I swing by. 😀

On with the dance!

4. Three Well Beings - March 8, 2012

I told you I was going through your tabs and blogroll…I really enjoy it. This section made me laugh out loud. Yes, I can tell you are an attorney. So is my son…I know the language. LOL! You are a lot of fun! Debra

nrhatch - March 8, 2012

Thanks, Debra! The recovering attorney in me had lots of FUN drafting up these DISCLAIMERS. 😀

5. Genie - May 21, 2012

I have nominated you for the One Lovely Blog Award. It’s okay if you choose not to accept the nomination, just know that I think your blog is inspiring. If you choose to accept the award, here are the guidelines: Thank the person who nominated you and link back to them in your post ; Share 7 things about yourself ; Nominate 15 or so bloggers you admire ; Contact your chosen bloggers to let them know. Blessings, Genie (http://geniespeaks.wordpress.com/2012/05/22/one-lovely-blog-award)

nrhatch - May 21, 2012

Thanks, Genie! I’m glad that you’re enjoying SLTW. 😀

6. yazrooney - August 1, 2012

Well said. I like your blog site. You have something to say and I want to hear it. Lots of love.

nrhatch - October 29, 2012

Thanks, Yaz. You are always so positive! 😀

7. scottmac56 - October 29, 2012

Excellent, timely, and compassionate. Thank you!

nrhatch - October 29, 2012

Thanks, Scott. Welcome aboard.

8. seeker57 - November 29, 2012

I guess this is the E.&E.O. I think we should have a quid pro quo section. Too funny for a caveat. *=)

nrhatch - November 29, 2012

I would hate to feel responsible for someone taking anything I say too literally. 😀

9. paulscribbles - April 7, 2013

Damn…too late…I never saw this bit before…I jumped!! Can I sue ? 🙂

nrhatch - April 7, 2013

Bombs Away!!! 😀

paulscribbles - April 7, 2013

Only kidding of course 😉 I find it incredible you have to even make such a post.

nrhatch - April 7, 2013

Here’s hoping that it is an entirely superfluous page. :mrgreen:

10. Emily Gooch - April 23, 2013

So glad I found your blog even if I wasn’t looking. Though from experience, I know it was not an accident I came upon your blog. 🙂

nrhatch - April 24, 2013

Welcome to SLTW. Yup. Sometimes a coincidence is synchronicity in action. Putting us where we need to be when we need to be there. Enjoy looking around.

11. Barbara - July 11, 2013

How come I appear in your ‘worth a fly by’ column, what is the column made of, and thank you 🙂

nrhatch - July 11, 2013

That’s the widget for “posts I like” and I renamed it. You’re there because I liked your post. Glad that Grannymar reblogged it for us.

Barbara - July 12, 2013

Thank you 🙂 I got lots & lots of visits yesterday as a result of her reblog

nrhatch - July 12, 2013

Your aunt has cyber clout! 😉

12. geanieroake - October 29, 2013

Just nominated you for a Sunshine Award. I hope you like! http://geanieroake.wordpress.com/2013/10/30/sunshine-award-3/

nrhatch - October 29, 2013

Thanks, Geanie!

13. bluebee - July 4, 2014

Hi Nancy,

I need to check your surname before publishing my poetry book, but can’t find an email link for you. Can you let me know at kblupri5@gmail.com.


nrhatch - July 5, 2014


14. Mel Morfitt - October 7, 2015

Thank-you SO much for putting some of my new blog posts on your flyby. 💖

nrhatch - October 7, 2015

I’m enjoying your posts, Mel. Write on!

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