Category Archives: Self Improvement

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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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 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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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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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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Life in Pieces of Storytelling

Reading Time: 3 minutes“If others tell us something we make assumptions, and if they don’t tell us something we make assumptions to fulfill our need to know and to replace the need to communicate. Even if we hear something and we don’t understand … Continue reading

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If the House Smells like a Dog, Wash the Dog and Other Things I Sometimes Forget.

Reading Time: 4 minutesWash the Dog The other day, the grands and I walked in the house and I asked, “What the heck is that smell?” I began checking the kitchen sink, garbage cans, and other places that might have some leftover tidbit … Continue reading

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The Test Results are Back and We Need to See You…

Reading Time: 5 minutesAs everyone knows, once a female becomes a woman, it is time to begin the embarrassing, annual visit to the gynecologist and I am no different. I make the appointment and dread the visit. This appointment is rarely one that … Continue reading

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