I have to laugh!

I know my story. I grew up in it. I lived it…am living it. From my side it all seems pretty ordinary. But occasionally, with a willing audience I will start to tell some of my stories. Admittedly, the process is facilitated by a few cocktails or a liberal amount of...

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Perfectionism and the Toilet Paper Roll

A friend and colleague who is also my amazing coach, Ann Evanston has a weekly inspiration call. Just 10 minutes on the phone every Monday morning. I never miss it. A couple of weeks ago she was talking about the perils of perfectionism. One of the examples she used...

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I hate to be seen learning!

Love of learning, it’s my number one strength. So if that’s the case how come I absolutely hate to be seen doing it? This came up during a training call with my business coach, the amazing Ann Evanston. The session was about getting visible and she was kicking our...

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What have you abandoned along the way?

On the way from childhood to now we’ve all abandoned things. Toys, boyfriends, jobs, clothes. We’ve given up on things we loved, thought we might love, or at least wanted a chance to see if we could love. We’ve also discarded things we tried and, at the time, didn’t...

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It’s wild and wonderful out there!

I have wild animals in my yard! My husband and I sit on the back patio, sip coffee and watch the wildlife as the morning begins. So far we’ve seen cotton-tail rabbits, quail, doves, starlings, hummingbirds and several other birds I have yet to identify. Today we...

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You Are Perfect As You Are – Yes, Really!

You are perfect as you are. Let me repeat that…YOU are PERFECT just as you are. I can hear you right now telling me I’m full of shit. “I’m not perfect…I’m fat, I’m scrawny, I’m out of shape, I’m sick, I’m old, I’m tired, my thighs rub together, my upper arms flap like...

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The Center Slice of the Tomato

My husband and a tomato taught me a very valuable lesson about living a bodacious life. I’m pretty sure that wasn’t what he meant to do but lessons show up in interesting disguises. We were working together in the kitchen, collaborating on a couple of sandwiches. As I...

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Just Say No!

Just Say No! If you’re reading this chances are good that you’re old enough to remember this campaign by First Lady Nancy Reagan.  It didn’t work out too well for Nancy or the war on drugs but that’s not going to stop me from stealing the motto. You can be pretty sure...

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