Life | Work

Should I Stay or Should I Go?

As the song by The Clash goes, “Should I stay, or should I go now? If I go, there will be trouble. And if I stay, it will be double. So come on and let me know.” We all face that period in life where we need to decide: should I stay or should I […]

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Hard Work vs Choices vs Luck

I’ve found that life is never made up of just one thing. To be successful, it requires working hard and making good choices and also a bit of luck. We all have seen stories of someone who worked hard and luck wasn’t on their side. Or someone who’s made some bad choices along the way […]

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Silver Linings

I believe in silver linings. That sliver or shimmer of hope in a bad situation. While I don’t believe all things always are (or aren’t) meant to be, I do think there’s some small bit of good often to be found if you look hard enough. Sometimes it’s obvious. A big positive change after something […]

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Life

It’s Not a Mask

Almost 5 years ago, I wrote a post titled “Masking Rather Than Fixing” and it’s been coming to mind recently. At the time I had written, “…in some cases, our only option is a mask. Some issues cannot be fixed no matter how hard we try.” I then followed with all of the things that […]

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My Life Goal
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My Life Goal

Ever since I can remember, my dream has been to visit all 7 continents. My life goal even. Considering that dream long predates first traveling outside of the U.S. when I was 21, I’m really not sure where it came from. 2 weeks ago on December 14, my big sister’s 40th birthday, we left for […]

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Heart of Life

Today as we’re finishing the 2nd to last month of the year, I’m thinking how quickly how time goes and how uncertain it all is. Life is messy and unpredictable. Complicated and hard. But there is beauty in the chaos and we must search for balance in it all. As Thanksgiving has passed, we should […]

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The Power of Prayer

Do you believe in prayer? Do you believe in a higher power? Sometimes life is out of control. Sometimes there is so much happening and so little you can do about it. Whether in your personal life or in the world around you, the phrase “let go and let God” rings true. I used to […]

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Judge Not

“Judge not so that ye may not be judged.” I grew up with my dad quoting this Bible verse from Matthew 7 since I was a little girl. But, we all know it’s easier said than done. You see someone’s choices or circumstances and you wonder how they got there. You do more than wonder, […]

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2 Years

2 years without you and I still miss you just the same. They say time heals all wounds. That may be true but the scar remains. You can look at the scar and remember exactly how you felt when it happened. You can run your finger over it with awe, thinking of how bad it was […]

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Life | Work

Mentors and Mines

I think back to my corporate career…working for someone else. There were many things I could have (and probably should have) done differently. Once, I was brought onboard by a mentor of mine. What turned into a good experience became challenging with a poor manager – uninvolved most of the time, and involved in a […]

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