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“I am a feminist. I’ve been female for a long time now. I’d be stupid not to be on my own side.”  ~Maya Angelou After the presidential election, I, like many, struggled. There were tears, fearful thoughts, anger, and more. Two months later, I took a pro-active approach to inauguration day. Instead of sitting in […]

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As a mostly failing recovering Type-A personality, making long lists of resolutions at the start of a new year isn’t something I espouse to any longer. Recently finding a list I created many years ago was a reminder of how much progress I have made in getting past the torturous experience I once used to […]

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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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It’s Just Right

October 2, 2014

in Relationships

Sometimes people come into our lives who say they love us, and they genuinely mean it. And while we appreciate the sentiment, they love us in a way we don’t want to be loved or that doesn’t meet our needs. The realization–that we are loved in a way that isn’t really nourishing our soul–is sad. Both […]

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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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