Dragonflies

There is a story about a woman grieving the death of her daughter, or maybe it’s the other way around. Anyway, the one asks for a sign that the other…

Coaching explained

For many people, the concept of “coaching” is one where someone comes up with a plan, teaches a group how to implement it, and sends you out to win the…

The Break-in

I was headed out to have lunch with a friend, my arms holding a purse, a bag of her things I was returning to her, and some library books that needed…

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A Will-Do List

Do you struggle with getting or keeping a grip on your To Do list? I used to think that my appointments, tasks, and projects all needed to be noted on my…

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Pieces of the Grieving Process

Yesterday morning I made myself some pancakes for breakfast. As I got out the plate from the cupboard, I was suddenly struck by the blah-ness of that plate.  I have…

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This version of me

There are 11 things on my To-Do list for today. Most of them were there yesterday, too, and some of them were also on the list Tuesday and Monday.  I…

Is Bigger Better?

Last week I saw a billboard along an interstate that proclaimed: “Bigger isn’t better. Better is better.”  I wish I recalled the product or service it was promoting, but I…

I got a tat!

I got my first (and last and only) tattoo about 10 days ago.  Yes, it hurt!! It wasn’t some random act of rebellion; it was a sign of solidarity with my sisters…

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Confidence in Public Speaking

One of my favorite quotes is from that wonderful oracle, Anonymous.  This was shared at a Toastmasters meeting I attended more than 25 years ago, and it had such an…

On the road again

It is high school graduation time, so I’m heading to Minnesota to celebrate with a goddaughter and a godson.  I stopped to see Kevin’s mom on the way and had…