Author Archives: Carolyn

Me On Pause (Not for the faint of heart. You have been warned.)

Reading Time: 3 minutesMy current state seems to be “me on pause”, Actually, the truth of the matter is that the arrival of menopause has done more than cause me to pause, it has knocked me flat on my ass! One day, I … Continue reading

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A New Journey

Reading Time: 2 minutesIn March, I turned 49 and to my surprise, it was the worst birthday that I have ever experienced. Turning 49, not only made me focus on my professional future but also on my life in general. In addition, I … Continue reading

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My Happiness Project

Reading Time: 3 minutesIn January, I read the book, The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin. I should say, I read more than 50% of the book because each chapter address a project for that month. Projects include kids, family, marriage, etc. so some of … Continue reading

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Embracing Each Day

Reading Time: 2 minutesWhen I wake up each morning, I wake up happy. Within moments of being awake, I always think of something that makes me happy, no matter how small. I have done this for so long that it happens without me … Continue reading

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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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