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A little spot on the internet where I share My thoughts on life, family, personal health and relationships.

Job Promotions, Childhood Messages and Brown Bears (Oh My!)

Last week I took my oldest daughter, Hannah, out to dinner to celebrate her big promotion. It was only three months ago that Hannah started her first job right out of college. She liked it, but didn’t love it. The truth was, she didn’t feel challenged, and certainly wasn’t used to sitting at a desk...

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Summer: Having Your Cake and Eating it Too — Even When the Kids Come Back Home

It’s almost that time of year. Summer. Visions of s’mores, fireflies, and pajama parties dance through my head as I recall, with great fondness, a time when my kids were younger and our lives were filled with order and routine (for the most part). Breakfast. Play. Lunch. Play. Dinner. Play. Bath. Bed. Lights out by...

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5 Ways to Get Your Groove Back (and Find Inner Peace)

Hustling is a common activity for women, especially those of us attempting to make ourselves more positive and whole in the long run. We work hard, face numerous challenges, and take on other people’s problems (we’re fixers, aren’t we?). When life gets complicated and confusing, implementing the following daily practices can help you get back...

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Creating The Perfect Holiday Season

“I need to make the holidays perfect for my family.” This was my belief for many, many years. Every gift. Every meal. Every decoration. Every interaction. Everything had to be perfect. After all, that was my job, wasn’t it? To ensure an extraordinary holiday season for everyone else.

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Stop Fondling Your Story and Start Writing Your Happy Ending

Did someone hurt you? Have your dreams been crushed? Were you on the track to the perfect fairy tale life until your world fell apart?   Don’t let this “plot twist” become your new life story.

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