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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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Lean Into Those Last-Minute Life Changes

On those days when nothing goes as planned, you can be powerful...or you can puddle. How to power through it.

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Accidental Dehydration—It’s Far More Common Than You Think

A few nights ago, when I woke up at 3:30 in the morning for that usual middle-of-the-night trip to the…

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The Coffee Table That Traveled Through Time  

In 1985, I moved to Colorado Springs to join my then boyfriend now husband, Ron. We lived in the 700-square-foot…

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What I Would Do Over—If I Could

In spite of the many mistakes I have made throughout my life, I don’t live with regrets. Those mistakes—and the…

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How Do You Want to Be Remembered?

I just returned from my 40th college reunion where we all shared stories of the successes and challenges in our…

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Encouraging Words During Discouraging Times

Words of inspiration for these very challenging times from wise sages of the ages.

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Give Yourself a Big Hooray!

If you ask me, “What’s the best advice you have ever received in business?” I’d say that it’s tough to…

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Please Don’t Let the Music Die

Music soothes…music heals…music inspires…music is simply magical. And yet, based on several conversations I’ve had this week, I fear that…

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How to Lead in 6 Easy Steps

We are in a very sad state. It seems that each day brings another report about increased drug and alcohol…

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Grace and Humility Beat Bitterness Every Time

Mikaela Shiffrin, arguably the best female skier in competition today and likely to become the greatest female skier of all…

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The Price of Deliciousness

So sad…my guilty pleasure just became more guilt and less pleasure. Why is that? I looked at the ingredients list.…

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The Power of Apology

Why is it you rarely hear about the power of apology—the simple yet seemingly impossible act of saying “I’m sorry”?…

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Be Ready to Meet the Right People at the Right Time

“The right people enter my life at the right time.” That was the daily affirmation I received this morning from…

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The Clear Truth About Invisibility in Dear Evan Hansen

Have you seen Dear Evan Hansen? That’s kind of an ironic question since the award-winning show—and now movie—is about the…

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How to Awaken the Happiness Inside of You

Are you unhappy? You’re not alone. The pandemic has created an epidemic of stress, anxiety, depression and a whole bunch…

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Life Is Good at Camp Grandma

“I don’t want to leave my home.” “Only old people live there.” “If I move into one of those places,…

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What Will You Do Next?

“You can’t handle the truth.” I love that line. It’s from one of the all-time great courtroom scenes when Tom…

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Rediscover the Many Wonderful Moments of The Past Year

I just received the final photo proofs from my daughter’s September wedding. Perfect timing since it’s time for my trek…

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Happy Tales of Wonderful Service

There is so much frustration with poor service in every sector of the economy that I thought you’d like to…

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The Joyful Side of Cleaning Out Your Parents’ “Stuff”

I am so proud of my mother. She is 89 years old and has been living a very full life…