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Life

Black Lives Matter

I don’t know what it’s like to be black in America. As a white woman, some may argue that has its own disadvantages, though I would tend to disagree. I am lucky to be able to say I’ve mostly avoided feeling “less than” because of my gender. Certainly never have I felt that way because […]

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Life

I Shall Not Want

In this time of upheaval and uncertainly, I am consciously and glaringly aware of my vulnerability. We are all in need. Emotionally, spiritually, mentally, financially; there is a hole to be filled. We don’t know what tomorrow holds – much less, next week, next month or next year. We begin to question everything we knew […]

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Life | Work

Work is Not All That Matters

Work is not all that matters. In fact, it’s near the end of a short list of what really does. We work to live but never should we live to work. I work because I enjoy it – the job itself, my clients, the challenge – but over the years, I have realized it is […]

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Life

Life or Something Like It

In some ways it feels like I lost the entire month of March. We all lost the month of March. Many have lost more than a month. At worst, their life, or the life of someone they know and love. Their job, their income, their stability, their hope. When I look to my optimistic side, […]

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Life

Patience in Waiting

It’s tough to wait. Whether you’re waiting for something good or bad, we’re in the habit of instant gratification. Tell me now. Give me now. Show me now. Patience is a virtue as the saying goes. I’ll admit, it’s one I often struggle to have. The unknown is scary and sometimes frustrating. When things are […]

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Life

Be Kind Always

First, watch this video titled Dear Mom by Ky Baldwin… I really debated if I would post anything, as I tend to be fairly private, typically avoiding being publicly vulnerable. When friends on Facebook shared this video though – I watched it for the first time and I felt important to share my part, in […]

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Life

Year End Reflections

As the year is coming to an end, I find myself in a period of reflection. Life has been quite the roller coaster adventure for many years now. Mostly wonderful, happy things, but of course some sad things as well. It certainly reminds me of what’s important. If you feel cheerful this year, remember there […]

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Life

Give Thanks

Yesterday Americans celebrated Thanksgiving – a day to give thanks. Just the mere fact of being an American gives us many reasons to be thankful. Every day I find more reasons to be grateful – for the big things and the small things. Gratitude re-frames your outlook on life…your perspective of what’s really important. I’m […]

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Life | Work

The Importance of Encouragement

One of the greatest and most unexpected joys of starting a consulting business are the words of encouragement – both given and received. I’ve had many friends, family members, former colleagues and acquaintances reach out to let me know they like what I’m going, or wishing me best of luck. I’ve had others contact me […]

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Life

Surprises of Life

Human nature is to worry about the future. To consider the future. To think about the possibilities. I often try to tell myself that you don’t know what’s ahead, but it’s easier said than done. Again I am reminded of the uncertainty of life, and how big and small things can change from day to […]

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