Author Archives: Carolyn

A Fresh Start

Reading Time: 2 minutesOn Monday, October 30 I awoke to a new world. It was the first day of my new life. I was unemployed and single. Friday, the 27th was my final day working for my employer and I took my layoff … Continue reading

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Doing Right to Survive

Reading Time: 2 minutesA week ago, these words changed my life: I AM DONE! Standing in a room, all alone, without any effort on my part, without any forethought, the words came out of my mouth. They emerged with a force, a strength, … Continue reading

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Move Along

Reading Time: 3 minutesIf you are a regular, you may recall my post on exercise. I still get outside and trot around but everything else, like climbing stairs has fallen to the side. I just read Stop Running for Weight Loss over at … Continue reading

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Life in Pieces of the Kite Tale

Reading Time: 4 minutesI have been thinking about my life and when I do, I see a kite.  I describe a kite as a huge diamond with a wooden frame covered in cloth, and a long, thin string on the end with tiny, … Continue reading

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My Affection for Starbucks Baristas

Reading Time: 3 minutesSo, I am sitting here at the Starbucks with the almost 8-year-old. She is watching You Tube videos and I am reading magazines on my computer. I think back to the time when, none of this was possible. I have … Continue reading

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Life in Pieces of Then and Now

Reading Time: 3 minutesThirty years ago, I experienced what is considered “major depression”. I have never researched the definition but I imagine that the accompanying suicide attempt played some role in the description of  “major”. During that time, (12+ month span) my emotions … Continue reading

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You might not know…

Reading Time: 1 minuteThe Barkley Marathon Running Ultramarathons The Barkley Marathon is an ultramarathon trail race held in Frozen Head State Park near Wartburg, Tennessee. Runners may elect a “fun run” of 60 miles or the full course of 100 miles. (Wikipedia) What intrigues me … Continue reading

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Grinding the Bean

Reading Time: 4 minutesLet me start with this, cold brew coffee is not the same as iced coffee. I learned about cold brew coffee when Starbucks introduced their Nitro Brew. What did I learn? I learned that cold brew is not available in … Continue reading

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Today’s Short Lesson – Imposter Syndrome

Reading Time: 3 minutesI have just learned that my fear of “being found out” and letting the world know that my knowledge, skills, and abilities are not as good as others seem to believe has a name. Imposter Syndrome. I read that most … Continue reading

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Life in Pieces of a Clear Path

Reading Time: 4 minutes“He who goes questing for what he wants may discover, along the way, what he needs.” Many years ago, I was on vacation in Ecuador and had some time in the evenings to read. I had brought along “The Hour … Continue reading

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