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Dare NOT to compare

Hey! Lady! You need to…LET GO!   I heard the warning, but it was too late. My body was already heading down the lane, bowling ball attached to my arm, and in the lead. I was in full on Superman mode. I know this, because when I looked over my shoulder, where the laughter was…

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Addicted to “Yes”

I wake up feeling behind and anxious before my feet even hit the ground. Pouring my first cup of coffee and posturing myself to write, I can’t seem to focus. why?   Later, I reach for another sip of coffee, but this time I notice the coaster. It’s a book!  And although I’ve been using…

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To The New Widow

My Dear Sweet Sister,   First of all, let me say how sorry I am that you have been inducted into The Club. A club you never asked to be a part of. A club filled with reluctant members. The widows club.   I’m writing to you today to give you something I wish I…

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Part Two: The Not So Sweet Truth About Sugar

Like fingernails dragging across the blackboard I literally cringe when I hear this conversation take place, and it’s usually while standing in a line at a potluck.   At least one woman in the group will inevitably say, (with donut in hand) “I don’t know what’s wrong with me I just can’t seem to keep…

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Part One: The Not So Sweet Truth About Sugar

The single woman. She is brave, she is courageous, she is wise, she is responsible for her own health choices. Her health is her independence.   One of my earliest memories I have as a child is laying under my bed with a pink plastic Easter pail filled with foil wrapped chocolate bunnies quietly poking…

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Pack Like a Pro

I HATE packing!!! It never fails, I swear! Something essential always gets left behind; hang up clothes, makeup, comfortable shoes, my camera, medication, etc…  Just last weekend I took a trip and forgot my toothbrush, and deodorant. Can I just say, bad packing can cut into your social life 😉.   I used to think…

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How to Set a 4th of July Table your Guests Won’t Want to Leave

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness…. And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge…

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5 Tips to Looking Fabulous in Photos

  We’ve all been there. You go to bed, wake up, check what’s been happening in social media land, while you were sleeping, and you see these words:   “106 people like a picture you were tagged in.”     Panic sets in because you know YOU didn’t post anything. I swear, it’s always the…

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Loneliness, Party Of One

Sparkling lights tucked inside champagne colored tulle draped symmetrically at the end of each pew. The bride and groom, natives of the small Kansas town, were hosting what was proving to be “The” social event of the season.   This day was monumental, to me, for two reasons. First, we were all there to celebrate…

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Part Two: What’s in Your Closet?

  Okay, I need to come clean. Last week, I wasn’t being completely honest (click here for Part One: What’s in Your Closet?). I showed you these “before” pictures of my disheveled closet.   But I actually have a double closet and obviously a LOT more stuff because this is what happened when I pulled…

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