Monthly Archives: January 2017

Life in Pieces of Spending Habits

Reading Time: 3 minutesFor years, I have read about the importance of tracking spending and as a result, I have attempted many times to create a budget. The budget never lasted long because it always showed that, well, I did not have enough … Continue reading

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Life in Pieces of Revisiting Plagiarism

Reading Time: 6 minutesMonica Crowley backs out of Donald Trump’s administration after plagiarism accusations. To be fair, I heard of Monica Crowley for the first time a few weeks ago and I truly have no opinion about her. She is simply the current … Continue reading

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And, now, for the weirdest medical diagnosis ever.

Reading Time: 1 minuteIn September 2016, I was diagnosed with achalasia—a condition I had never heard of.  Only one person out of between 100,000 and 200,000 people has achalasia.  With a US population of about 325,000,… Source: And, now, for the weirdest medical … Continue reading

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Life in Pieces of Finding the Good

Reading Time: 2 minutesI have been working to teach a 9 year old to “find the good” in situations instead of letting negative outcomes shut her down. I have informed her that my initial reaction to certain situations is to shutdown and let … Continue reading

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4 Word Resolution

Reading Time: 1 minuteOn Twitter, people submitted their four word new year’s resolutions. https://mobile.twitter.com/hashtag/My4WordNewYearsResolution?src=hash I am not one to make resolutions. I just live my life to my best each day and I am always looking for ways to improve. Sometimes, I find ways … Continue reading

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That Thing Called LOVE

Reading Time: 1 minuteFantasies and Realities of Love Fantasy:  If I say “I love you” it means we are together forever. Reality: If I say “I love you”, I always will but we may part ways in the future. Fantasy: I will never … Continue reading

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Life in Pieces of Where Do You Get Your Water?

Reading Time: 3 minutesCheryl Strayed posed the question, “Where did you get your water?” This made me think, for all the struggles that I have encountered, where did I find my strength to move forward and become the person that I am today? … Continue reading

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The Fork in the Road

Reading Time: 2 minutesA few weeks ago, I had a conversation with a friend about retirement. During the conversation, it was clear that the person had an idea of what they wanted for retirement but as concrete as it should have sounded, to … Continue reading

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