My Rules of Thumb while Fighting Off a Cold/Flu

More and more friends and families are dropping like flies this cold season. How can you do your best at work, at home, care for spouse, for kids or for clients if you can’t take care of yourself first? We need energy, health and immune support. So I thought it might be a good idea […]

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My Top 5 books of 2017

I have run into a different kind of pattern in my reading this year. In that… I seem to be unable to finish a book. I get to the second half and I just start dragging the heck out of it. But oh well. Here’s to a 2018 new goal: READ MORE, WHINE LESS. These […]

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Happy birthday, ma!

Her: Do you want coffee? Me: Always. Her: of course. I️ don’t know why I even ask. Really, this is a great conversation starter, if you ask me. My mom is the best. I’m sure you haven’t heard that before. But let me tell you, she is. She’s a nurse and puts up with all […]

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Please live beyond your means!

The congregational prayer was over and she was in my arms whispering “mommy, she’s cwwying” My daughter saw a woman’s tears coming down as prayers were going up for comfort. This woman could NOT wait to be a grandmother. It happened just two weeks after the parents, with joyous anticipation, had a gender-revealing party. But […]

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Q is for “Quits” | of life, risks and leadership

I never really liked risk. Well, let me rephrase that. I romanticize risk and love the idea of it. I praise the people who are risk-takers and enjoy reading about people who stubbornly dare to do great things despite the odds. I am willing to take the risk…. up until it’s time to take it. […]

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Another April Birthday

I think that the older you get, the more you look at yourself and ask: WHAT IN THE WORLD ARE YOU DOING IN THE WORLD? It’s like puberty in your late twenties with only half the acne problems. And by “looking at yourself” I mean looking at everything you’re doing wrong and how So-and-So could […]

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Expect the Expected

FULL DISCLOSURE: I’m writing this after being away from my husband for over two weeks. And I’m still counting about five more days before I see him; I hope you’ll excuse any sappiness you might find laughable but…. My husband is one of those people who balances cuteness, humor and irritable spirit perfectly. I mean… […]

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GOD OF VENGEANCE: a look at Psalm 94

I confess… I read this psalm and all kinds of resentful thoughts flooded my heart. Why would this psalm be here?   A Look At Psalm 94 After deciding that most psalms are actually quite depressing, I also decided to just ignore this specific chapter altogether. Why is David calling upon God of vengeance to […]

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