Category Archives: Self Improvement

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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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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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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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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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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