Strong women

“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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Some people enter our lives at precisely the right moment to make a significant impact. Tracey Gaughran-Perez is one of those people for me; she has been an inspiration from the moment I discovered her blog, Sweetney. Tracey’s ability to serve as a muse of sorts didn’t just have to do with her incredible gift […]

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My guest today is Heidi Cave of Fancy Feet. She writes about her life today as well as a tragedy she experienced years ago. The car accident resulted in losing her best friend (a passenger) and both feet. Heidi was also badly burned in the accident. Her positive outlook and fierce determination to survive is remarkable. Heidi’s […]

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 Today is the big day. It’s the day I have been waiting patiently for since The Bloggess wrote on her blog she had a book deal. Today The Bloggess’ book is available for sale:  Let’s Pretend This Never Happened: (A Mostly True Memoir). But this day is even more exciting because I have an exclusive […]

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 Starting over. Learning something new. Choosing a different path to follow. These are all terrifying concepts. There is comfort in making excuses for being stuck in one place; less risk is involved.  It is much easier to remain mired in a variety of ways, whether emotionally, professionally, intellectually or physically. The first step is to […]

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A Recipe for Happiness

September 19, 2011

in Life Lessons

  My sister was recently looking through our late grandmother’s recipe box. In between the recipes for blueberry muffins and chocolate pound cake she came across a different type of recipe; my sister found a recipe for a happy life. Written in our grandmother’s handwriting, this is what my sister discovered: THE WAY TO HAPPINESS […]

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