ilouhette of a woman in cross-legged meditation seat with quote from the Buddha, “What you think, you become. What you feel, you attract. What you imagine, you create.”

You’ve screwed it up already

Day 4/150 Dailies Well, I wrote my “Morning Mindset” journal entries today at 5:00 P.M.. The journal is part of a 150-day experiment in which the ONLY requirement is that I consistently answer a series of pre-determined journal prompts…
What are you wishing for?
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All I want for Christmas is...surgery

This year for Christmas, I hope for a new and improved right wrist. The fall that broke my wrist in 2016 left me with daily pain and difficulty with the wrist attached to my dominant right hand. At least I've had a good excuse for my lousy…
street size intersection of stress and relax
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How has your year been?

Holy Smokies 2019 is Almost Over! In 2014, during my seven weeks in the Surgical Intensive Care Unit, pain was pretty much a constant, but in times of extra special pain, my go-to expletive was, "Holy Smokies!" Said with an extra-long ō. Now…
chess board with crowned queen in the middle
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Making money does not equal winning.

Making money does not equal winning. It took nearly losing everything for me to learn that. Before the accident, I loved tracking revenue (less so the expenses, but that’s another story). Watching the red line jumping up on the spreadsheet…
book cover for Letters to my Daughter

'Letters to My Daughter' is available on Amazon!

Letters to My Daughter: A collection of mentoring topics, tidbits, and tips for women of all ages  is NOW ON AMAZON!
jeans with flowers, wrench, and the words "happy Labor Day"
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4 Life Lessons from May Day

On May 1, while many herald the arrival of Spring by dancing around Maypoles or delivering flowers in homemade May baskets to neighbors,  workers around the globe celebrate International Workers Day, also called Labour Day. Although in the…
Shelves stacked with boxes
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3 Steps to Opening Boxes and Wholeheartedly Embracing the Contents

We define people by boxes. Our house is a box; car is a box; job title is a box; salary is a box; skin color is a box; gender is a box; and on and on and on.... The obvious answer then is: Think Outside the Box. Except that’s unoriginal...and…
1 Corinthians 13:4-5
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Why self-love matters in the end...and how to strengthen it

There was a time when I lingered between life and death. Fully aware of both sides. Fully aware of my in-betweenness. One side holds all the complex and painful emotions of humanity. On the other exists only love, pure and simple. It’s virtually…
mannequin legs hanging from a beam
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You don’t mind that we’ve relocated your legs, do you?

I'm on a Southwest Airlines flight that has just landed in Sacramento, arriving ten minutes late from Denver. I have a two-and-a-half-hour layover before my last leg home to Seattle. In usual fashion, I'm the last person departing the aircraft…
soldier playing with working dog
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Courage Training 101

I’m listening to the audio version of Brené Brown’s book, Dare to Lead. At one minute and fifty-three seconds into the book I hear this.... “I looked at these brave soldiers and said, ‘Vulnerability is the emotion that we experience…