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Common Threads

Through my years of working to help people realize the power that they have over their lives, I am repeatedly surprised and saddened to see their frustration at being “victimized” by the world around them. But magic and lessons happen every day. I see the magic in all of our everyday lives and share the lessons. I hope you enjoy my tales and share them.

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Getting a Handle on Anxiety

Does fearful chatter run through your head and hold you back from achieving your dreams…or enjoying life? Conquer this “monkey mind.”

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The Infinite Circle of Opinions

A friend’s recent social media post gives me hope for bringing this polarized country together. In it she discussed Jodi…

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Don’t Be Fooled By The Word “Free”

Free healthcare. Free rent.  College loan forgiveness. Free college.  Guaranteed income.  Extended unemployment benefits.   Newsflash:  As hard as you&hell...

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Re-discovering The Lost Art of Conversation

I don’t blame COVID. And I don’t blame a generation of communication driven by texting and social media.  But somewhere…

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What are you going to do about it?

A lot of people across the globe and on both sides of the aisle are very upset about America’s poorly…

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How to Keep A Loved One Safe When They’re in the Hospital

Here we go again… the phone rings, and an elderly relative has fallen and is being taken by ambulance to…

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The Inspiring Story of My Friend Melissa

I’d like to introduce you to my friend, “Melissa,” (yes, I have changed names here) one of the most powerful,…

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Have We Forgotten How to Laugh?

“Laughter is the best medicine.”  Do you know who said it? Me neither. There have been so many who have…

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Celebrate You

Tomorrow is my daughter’s birthday and it’s the first time in several years that we won’t be able to celebrate…

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Don’t Be Afraid of COVID-19 Variants—Just Follow the Fundamentals of Health

We have been taken on a very real and serious roller-coaster ride of health both physically and emotionally for the…

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Don’t Be Afraid to Give Honest Feedback

We have become so afraid of hurting someone’s feelings, that we have lost the ability to provide honest feedback.  Sadly…

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Make New Friends But Keep the Old

I made a new friend this week. Well kinda.  While out walking Meeker, our dog, I met a couple walking…

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Lessons From the Road

A little planning and a little spontaneity can bring even more joy to your road trip adventures. Lessons from our recent adventure.

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Hostile Work Environments

The world is reopening. It’s up to you to embrace and enjoy it, or risk perpetuating the fear, paranoia and misery of the past year. I choose enjoy!

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Live and Let Live

In the name of tolerance and inclusion we have become a society of division and intolerance. We should all simply be people. Fascinating, unique, complicated, incredible people.

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Please Don’t Pass The Baby

Holding and cooing at a baby is a two way communication… while you may think the infant is adorable they may feel differently. Give them their space.

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The Infectious Nature of Joy

On any day, in any situation we can choose to focus on the challenges of life, or the joy. With the choice of joy, we can heal the world.

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The Key To Doing The Things You Want To Do

I’m too busy…too tired…it’s too hard. Do these sound familiar? What are you missing out on by letting hidden excuses control your life?

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LOOK YOUNG WITHOUT PLASTIC SURGERY OR DRESSING LIKE A TEEN

8 Steps to looking and feeling younger. It starts on the inside and ends on the outside.

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Your Fear May Be Making You Sick

Beware of the Nocebo effect in which negative thoughts create illness vs. placebo that create positive outcomes. You’re in charge of your perceptions.