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Take Chances

About 13 years I was at a crossroad. Loose a job that I absolutely categorically hated (but was really good at) or start working for myself. I’ve read somewhere that true entrepreneurs are born when they are at the crossroad of fear and survival. An…


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Perfectly Imperfect

The challenge with coming from a difficult childhood specifically having emotionally devoid parents is the “all good or all bad” viewpoint.  There is literally no gray. Nope. It is or it isn’t; that’s it. However, that type of viewpoint is not part of the prescription…


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The Definition of Beauty

A few weeks ago I awoke feeling really good. As I throw the covers off me I spring out of bed saying aloud “it’s a GREAT DAY.” Chance looked at me with one eyebrow raised and let out a “huff” as he shifted on his…


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An Open Letter to My Mother

As many of you know I have not had the best relationship (I’m being kind) with my Mother. I tried, tried, tried, tried, tried, tried and tried again and then reached the point where I said “ENOUGH I’m done!”  Mother’s Day is a hard holiday,…


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All Diamonds Need To Withstand the PRESSURE

Life is far from perfect. By nature, life in all its forms is not perfect. Something is always going to happen that we didn’t expect nor like. Case in point. The last several months have been my own personal monster ball. Everything ranging from health…


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In Dog We Trust

UPDATE: Well, me and the hot coffee guy are still going strong. We’ve been together for a little over a year now and I couldn’t be any happier. It’s funny …when you’ve moved on and are in a happy place how the past tries to come…


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If You’re Already On the Floor…It Can’t Get Any Worse so GET UP!

Hard to hear when you are on the floor in the fetal position right? You don’t have to tell me because I’ve been there – SEVERAL TIMES. And the person telling me to get back up was my Dad. In between my ugly snot filled…


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It’s Not Giving Up When You Choose To Let Go of DRAMA

One of the things that took me a long, VERY long time to learn is the difference between giving up and letting go. It’s a BIG, really big difference. Being the type A personality that I am; loosing or the appearance of loosing is something…


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Would You Rather Carry 100 Pennies or 4 Quarters? Same Goes For Friends…

Let me just say that all relationships take work. Friends, family and romantic ones. We can’t choose the family we are born into but we sure can choose the people we befriend and are romantically involved with. From a personal perspective I’ve found that people…


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Thanksgiving…The Day After

It’s one of the most coveted shopping days of the year…which I avoid at all costs because (1) I am too full to fight and (2) I really don’t have the urge to stand on line shoulder to shoulder for something that I could get…


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