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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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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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The Upside of Rejection

One of the things that I can honestly say that I still to this day have a hard time with is rejection. No, I’m not talking about not winning the lottery or pulling the loosing straw to win a pair of Jimmy Choos. I am…


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With Fear There’s Only 2 Choices: Run or Rise

There are days when I feel like I can’t cry anymore. There are also days when I feel like the load on my shoulders is just too heavy to bear. Then I remember that no one ever promised me a life with “no problems.” I’m…


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Release Your Inner Genius and Change Your Life – Forever

How can one release their inner genius? Yes, I am talking about Einstein genius. Ok…..It took me awhile to understand what that meant….but in order to release your inner genius you need to find your true self. You know…the real you buried underneath the piles…


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Fashion Night Out….Nope It’s Early Halloween

Well, I just completed the rounds of Fashion Nigh Out and let me tell you…I saw it all. Cross dressers, women wearing tutus, men wearing tutus…men wearing skirts (and they weren’t Scottish) and a very thin man in ripped jeans wearing a mask. Not sure…


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A Heat Wave, Family Reunion and the Fragile State of the Union

The heat wave that struck the DC area last weekend was the same weekend of my paternal family reunion. It was overwhelming meeting “family” that you’ve never met before in 40 years. But, it was also fun to look at pictures of my great grandparents…


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I Am Who I Am……Finally

What was Popeye’s mantra again, hmm, wait I have it…”I AM WHAT I AM!” Let me tell you, I never understood what that phrase meant, until I stopped trying to figure it out, and started believing in it’s meaning. At a certain point,  life becomes…


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