Sometimes You Have To Move On

I was having dinner with some friends a few months ago and I guess, without realizing it, I was singing a familiar tune.  It was a sad tune; one laced with anger, pain and loss. My friend called me on […]
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How To Set Yourself Free

One day, about 10 years ago, I miserably thought; “If I don’t do something about myself I’m going to be one of those mean old ladies who run out of their house screaming because some kid walked on her lawn.” […]
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Let Kids Be Kids

A few years ago we became members of a Country Club near our house. I resisted joining for the longest time because, quite frankly, I thought there would be a bunch of snobs there. I thought we would have to […]
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How to Prevent Teen Suicide

A young girl I know tried to commit suicide recently. Thankfully, she didn’t succeed, but it made me think about what makes a child want to commit suicide. Is it getting bullied? A bad grade? The loss of a friend? […]
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Broken Promises, Mended Promises

I remember being very young, maybe five or six, and not being able to sleep one night. I wasn’t stressed or anything, I was super excited. It was summer, and earlier that day my parents told my sisters and I […]
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When Your Baby Goes To College

When my daughter Sam went off to college for the first time I cried like a baby. I didn’t cry in front of Sam – which is good. But that was only because she was nervous/crabby when we were moving her into the […]
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Adults Throwing Temper Tantrums?

I can’t believe how often I see adults throwing temper tantrums. Something gets them upset and they huff and they puff and they blow their cool right out the window. They throw things, punch holes in the wall, slam doors, slam people, […]
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A Dark Hole, Some Creepy Crawlers and Me

On a beautiful, sunny morning one day last week, minutes after a calming, refreshing meditation, I hit rock bottom. I had been questioning things about myself recently: my writing, my motivations, myself as a friend, my authenticity… Triggered by nothing more […]
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It’s Okay To Be Happy…REALLY

Negativity is nothing more than a socially accepted form of mental illness. I know people who, when asked how their day was, have never said “I had a good day!” Instead, they say, “my day was okay,” no matter how […]
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There Is No Such Thing As “Almost”

I really enjoyed watching the summer Olympics this year, although the realization of how hard the participants worked to get there had me feeling a bit like a couch potato. At least I was inspired to get off my tush […]
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Mirror, Mirror

Mirror, mirror, on the wall…who’s the fairest of them all? Well, I am, of course! Just teasing! What I’m trying to say is that I have learned one of the greatest tricks in learning how to love yourself. It is […]
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The Brick

When my daughter asked me to chaperone the community service event she was organizing for school, I casually said, “Sure, no problem.” But secretly, my heart soared! It had been years since I was allowed to go on a field […]
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