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My Christmas Wish

December 1, 2014

in Life Lessons

Visiting the blog of one of my favorite writers this morning, I struggled to comment on her post. I could close the tab and exit without leaving a trace of my visit, but I wanted to share with the rest of the readers. And yet I was stumped. The big, challenging question I struggled to respond to was […]

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We often hear of people hitting 50 and having a midlife crisis. The reality regarding midlife is that we likely hit that point in our 40’s based upon life expectancy. While that may seem depressing, it’s more a reminder for me to live my life fully. Since turning 40, I don’t believe I have experienced the cliche midlife […]

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On Being a Grown-Up

September 29, 2014

in Life Lessons

I always get the thoughtful–sometimes challenging–questions from my kids while driving. Typically it’s when we have a long drive or a lot of traffic, which means I can’t escape the ones I am not quite prepared to answer. Asking me how babies come out of a mommy’s body while driving on the highway many years ago […]

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“Instead of complaining that the rose bush is full of thorns, be happy the thorn bush has roses.” ~Proverb On the last two miles of my typical run course, I often see an older woman out for a walk. I don’t know her name, but I have a brief exchange with her each time I […]

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A New Chapter in Life

February 27, 2013

in Mixed Bag

There are many benefits to writing on a blog. One is the opportunity to clearly see the past as it was in the moment–not a revisionist’s version of it. I am able to look back to read what I was doing, how I was feeling, remember my greatest fears and biggest frustrations. Last night was one […]

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Sometimes life sucks. There’s no more eloquent way to put it. Life experiences can be frustrating, heartbreaking, painful, depressing, and more. Regardless the extent of the challenge, age and experience lead to understanding these two truths: Whatever the difficulty, it will eventually pass. Make the best of every situation. Even the most unbearable situation will […]

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