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A Change Would Do You Good

It’s been an interesting start to 2023 with layoffs happening left and right, even at mega companies letting go of thousands of employees at once. Layoffs often happen in the blink of an eye without any time to plan, and that’s proved true for those who lost access to everything in an instant.  But alas, […]

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It’s Been a Year

Hard to believe that 2022 is coming to an end. There were bright moments, and there were sad ones – as is true for anyone, I imagine. It wasn’t as good as I would have hoped for, but it’s certainly better than it could have been. December has been trending up and I’m looking forward […]

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Giving Up Doesn’t Mean Staying Down

Anyone who knows me, knows I don’t give up easily on things I care about. I am tenacious, sometimes to a fault. And usually I will say it’s one of the traits I’m most proud of and it has served me well. But, I’m beginning to learn that maybe sometimes it’s ok to give up. […]

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Is There Such a Thing as an Easy Life?

Of course the answer is “no”. That doesn’t keep us from wishing and aspiring for it. If it were as easy as pushing a button, wouldn’t we all do that? But truth be told, an easy life would also be a boring life. The joy and pain of life are the ebbs and flows. The […]

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The Passage of Time

It’s an interesting thing, the passage of time.  “Grief never ends… but it changes. It’s a passage, not a place to stay. Grief is not a sign of weakness, nor a lack of faith… It is the price of love.” I posted this online a year ago.  And just like that, you think you’ve gotten […]

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My Best Friend.

Bella, my sweetest girl. 1 week from today, it will have been 1 year since you left this world. It feels like both yesterday and a lifetime ago, though I miss you today just as much as ever. You were and will always be my best friend. It still doesn’t feel real and certainly not […]

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Satisfy Everyone or No One

My fatal flaw. The need to satisfy everyone, or feeling that I’ve satisfied no one at all. Now everyone knows that it’s impossible to make everyone happy. And in fact, you could argue that it’s not our job to make anyone happy anyways. Often I think so much about what someone else may want that […]

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Uncertainty

The last day of the month, and 6 months of the year has passed. Every day brings new surprises and challenges. New questions and choices. We await the unexpected, certain that news could change everything. We make mistakes and ask forgiveness, even of ourselves and our maker. We look back and we look ahead. I’m […]

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Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow

It’s an interesting thing, time. Looking ahead, looking back, trying to be focused on the present. We move forward and then get pulled back. Like waves in the ocean. We think of all that can be, that will be, that should be. Then we think of all that was. How difficult it is just to […]

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Time vs Money

I’ve been thinking about the balance of time versus money. I started consulting to create flexibility in my life, but I’ve also been grateful to do well financially also. That being said, I’ve given up even more lucrative opportunities for that flexibility. To me, and for me, it was worth it. I was talking with […]

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