The Joy of Remembering

Dec 13

My beautiful friend and soul sister, Karen Caterson, invited me to contribute something for her annual blog round robin, Support Stories – Strength from Within. The invitation arrived on November 8th ~ four days after the one year anniversary of my Mom’s death. A few days after enthusiastically agreeing to contribute something to Karen’s series, and...

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Summer Storms

Jul 18

Lately I’ve been paying more attention to patterns – in everyday routines; what I’m thinking, saying and doing; what I’m reading and writing; the clothes I’m wearing; and most especially in the world around me. At first I was resistant to them because they felt too confining, too predictable, too “normal”. But slowly, over...

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My Very First Guest Blog Post … {gulp}

Aug 31

When my friend Lisa Robbin Young asked me to be one of her guest bloggers in her 30-day “Be Your Own Guru” series, my first thought was “huh?! Me? A guru?” HA! After I stopped giggling a little bit, I realized that I did have something to share and a message that might be helpful to some folks. The title? “Get Out of Your Own Head and...

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They Make My World Go ‘Round

Feb 14

My 14-year-old is planning to publicly declare his love on the school bus today, sappy poem and all. He doesn’t care whether this girl likes him back or not, and for what may be the first time, he’s not concerned what other people say or do after said declaration. Watching him prepare for this event touched my heart and made me proud of his courage. It...

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Wide Awake with Billy Joel & Howard Stern

Nov 18

It’s 6:25 on Thursday morning and I’ve been awake for almost 24 hours. Sleep is a challenge for me when I have a lot on my mind – the endless list of things I have to do, the struggles my son is having in school, the pile of laundry and household clutter that’s talking to me, the website that still needs products added to the store, the...

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Four Legs, But She’s Still Family

Nov 02

Yesterday was tough. It was one year ago – November 1, 2009 – when we lost one of our lovable furry kids. Asti, a Chow/Great Pyrenees mix, was an amazing dog with quite a personality. She adored our son Taylor from the minute they met; she “tolerated” our other furry kid, Lucy, who at 1/4 her size playfully tormented her fluffy tail on a daily...

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I Am a Writer

Nov 02

Well, I’ve gone and done it…I’ve signed up for National Novel Writing Month! I’m still scratching my head wondering what the hell I was thinking, but here are some of my reasons for doing it this year: 1.  I’ve always wanted to write a novel. (Mind you, I’ve never written anything fiction – always business writing or...

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