Category Archives: Personal Development

Child of the Heart

November is National Adoption Month.  It seems as if this would be a logical time to tell our story, and yet I am always a little hesitant to do so.  There are multiple reasons for this, but the biggest is, … Continue reading

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It’s My Party and I’ll Sigh If I Want To

My dear sweet husband is throwing me a birthday party this weekend. I could pretend that I didn’t want him to, or that I am embarrassed by the attention – but frankly, I am looking forward to it. Birthdays have … Continue reading

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Finding Gratitude

The time is near – in less than one month, I celebrate a milestone. I have been preparing for this all year. You can read about my 30s bucket list here. A wise mentor once told me that when she … Continue reading

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After Ecstasy Comes the Laundry…

I am suffering from a serious case of vacation hangover.  No, it is not from Norwegian beer, or the shots of Sweet & Hot – or is it Hot & Sweet?  (I never did figure out the name of licorice … Continue reading

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A Different Kind of 9/11 Remembrance

Where were you when you heard the news of the Twin Towers attack? Most will be able to describe the exact moment that their daily activities stopped, their eyes glued to the television. The horror of what was thought to … Continue reading

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Walking the Tightrope

I am officially looking for a part-time job. It has been almost a year since I made the decision to leave my old employer, and 8 months since I actually stopped working full time. As with all things, it seems … Continue reading

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Reflections from the Half-Way Point

Several months ago, I made a “bucket list” for my thirties. In defense of those already 40 and over, it is not that I liken turning 40 to death – or even that I mind my own aging. Based on … Continue reading

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