Something Happened In New Zealand

I lived just a few miles from Columbine when it happened. I was shell-shocked. Heartbroken. Sick with worry for all those that lived through it. It left me wondering why - and more importantly, what we were going to do about it. The answer soon became apparent. On it...

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How To Have A Dream in a Very Busy Life

  I used to think moms with young children had to be superheroes in order to get everything done. So I defined what I considered a superhero to be, and tried my darnedest to keep up with everything I’d put on the list. I tried to be one of them, doing whatever I...

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Better the Balance, Better the World

STRIKE THE #BalanceforBetter POSE It's #InternationalWomensDay I have a fabulous group of women friends I spend several mornings of the week with. I meet them out on my daily river walk; whoever is on the trail joins in with our little tribe. We’re all women in our...

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Write Your Way To A Better Life

I was pissed. Furious. So I did what I always do. I wrote. Have you seen this quote? Don’t annoy a writer. She’ll put you in her book and kill you. Yep. Uh huh. Nothing is as therapeutic as writing a story and making your frustrations go away. Because in storyland,...

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8 Hacks To Keep Your Relationship Alive!

What does it take to keep love alive? Well, I guess I’m somewhat of an expert. I’ve been married for almost 32 years. I dated my husband for 4 years before we married. I knew him in high school, 2 years before we started dating. Yep, I’ve known him most of my life....

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How To Hygge Your Midlife Reinvention

I’m an organizer, a neat-freak. Everything in my home has its place. Order is my middle name. For me, the concept of simplification makes perfect sense. Less stuff means a more organized home. And I’m all over that concept. Marie Kondo? Yep, I love her. I’ve read her...

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7 Travel Hacks I Use Every Time I Travel

I remember the first time I went to Europe. I scoured every travel site I could find. I was a big fan of Rick Steves (still am). If you’re nervous about heading out to places unknown, you have to watch his series and peruse every book you can find about where you’re...

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