School Shootings – What Can We Do?

School Shootings – What Can We Do?

Despite the walkouts and protests and demonstrations and promises,  school shootings continue. Today’s was painfully close to home. As I write this post, we know that ten lives have been lost. Ten families have been changed irreparably. Why is this happening and how do we stop it? I won’t pretend I have the answer, but …

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Do More of What Makes You HAPPY

Do More of What Makes You HAPPY

Life is busy. Schoolwork, homework, work work. Cooking, cleaning, carpooling, eat, sleep, repeat. Sometimes I feel like a hamster chained to a wheel that never stops spinning. Of course, if I were, I’d far exceed my daily goal of 10,000 steps. Sadly, that doesn’t happen very often. Wait, does that mean I’m a sloth chained …

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Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! My wish for you is a happy holiday season spent with loved ones, filled with laughter, blessed with peace. Thank you to all eight of my post subscribers 🙂 I’m grateful for your friendship and your support–each one of you holds a special place in …

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A Letter to Teenagers

A Letter to Teenagers

My dear teenager, I remember the teenage years. Some of the details are fuzzy, but the emotions are still very clear. You are at an amazing point in your life. Amazing, but at the same time, uncertain and stressful and scary. You’re not quite grown up yet, but you’re facing adult situations—career decisions, relationships, peer …

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A Thankful Heart

A Thankful Heart

Why is it so much easier to file a complaint than to give a compliment? I’m asking honestly, because I’ve been guilty of this enough times to make me feel, well, guilty.  If someone wrongs us—we (usually) let them know, right? Or if we don’t tell them, we tell their manager. (Or, if you’re a …

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YOU matter … be kind to yourself

YOU matter … be kind to yourself

I have a dear friend who is truly WONDERFUL. I don’t know anyone who doesn’t love this amazing woman … except for, perhaps, herself. And that KILLS me. She loves her husband and her children—their pain is her pain. Their joy is hers, too. She volunteers at school, even though she has a thousand other things …

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