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No Regrets

No Regrets

This week would have been my 15 year anniversary. This week, my Ex re-marries. To say that there are a lot of mixed emotions would be an understatement. My head houses so many memories, linked with feelings, that I can revisit in an instant. They make me smile, laugh out loud, wistful, and sad. This…

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Monkey See, Monkey Do

Monkey See, Monkey Do

“Lectures often confuse our kids, but the example we set is crystal clear.” – Zig Ziglar, Raising Positive Kids in a Negative World   I had a little (pleasant) reminder that little eyes are always watching whether I am aware of it or not. As a parent, I don’t usually know what settles into those little…

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Molting Season

Molting Season

Friday morning, I woke up, looked in the mirror and felt as if I was molting. Recuperating from an allergic reaction last week in which my face swelled and I had hives even on my eyelids, I had begun to shed the old skin. I felt like a reptile. This got me thinking…Ironically, I began…

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When “Yes” girl said “No”

For years, I was that girl: the one who always said yes. It was easier. Stress came when I tried to say no. A looming tidal wave of negative energy would build up from the other person if there was even a hint of a “no”. It was intimidating so I always backed off, retreated,…

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Do you know who you are?

Do you know who you are?

I know who I am – Do You? Looking back over the past year, many adjective were used to describe me. They describe two very different people. My question to you is this: when you assign adjectives to a person, is that from personal experience? What are the intentions behind the words: to lift up…

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