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What on earth is my purpose

What On Earth Is My Purpose?

Ever wondered that? Women especially tend to ponder the question (or as my friends say about me, obsess!). Men, not so much. Men are after all simpler beings. Don’t throw tomatoes at me for that sentiment! That’s from pretty much all therapists’ theories about the differences in makeup between men and women. But as women […]

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Sometimes I want to Lock the Gate and Turn off the Phone

Sometimes I want to Lock the Gate and Turn off the Phone You know how that is?  We think that means running madly from reality.  And in essence, it is.  But the reasons for doing so are sometimes different from what conventional wisdom might say. Often when I’m feeling that way it’s because I’m neck […]

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13 MOOD BOOSTERS FOR A HAPPY MOOD

Not happy?  Life got ya down?  Too many troubles and not enough dancing?  Horrors!  Let’s fix it. We all have ways to lighten our mental loads, our own mood boosters and ways to be happy that work for us.  Or maybe in combination. So let’s play.      Literally. Play. A game of cards.  Farmville.  […]

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5 Books that you should read right now

Don’t’cha just love when someone tells you to do something?  My first reaction is always to go the other way! But I’m writing this for a reason.  LOL. I have people ask me, literally every day, for something good to read.  Every single day.  Because they can’t find anything worth reading. And I know why.  […]

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YOU CAN FIND HAPPINESS WITHIN

Because that’s where it lives, no?  We all know that it isn’t what happens to you that matters, but how you react to it.  We know that, right?  At least in our heads . . . It’s getting to where we live that’s the tough part.  I can know something, believe it, ascribe to it […]

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THE WORLD NEEDS WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS

We live in a precarious world.  Often, in our country of freedom and plenty, we forget that.  Especially we can forget what the rest of the world is like for women. It took a long, arduous fight by women activists in this country to attain basic rights, such as the ability to vote and own […]

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HOW TO STAY HEALTHY AND HAPPY THIS HOLIDAY 3 Failsafe Ways for Singles

Boy, is it just me or does it seem like we’re just barraged with one holiday after another?  Wasn’t it just Christmas?  New Year’s?  With all those resolutions? Then comes the Super Bowl and even folks who hate football will party hearty and all those resolutions fly smooth out the window. Right on its heels […]

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YOU CAN LEARN TO BECOME AN OPTIMIST

We’re always wanting to break habits.  Unless they’re good habits!  Foster those! But most bad habits involve thinking.  All that negative self-talk leads us to do things we don’t really want to do.  I always love the definition of addiction that says, “Not being able to get enough of what you never wanted in the […]

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YOU HAVE SOMETHING TRULY IMPORTANT TO GIVE

We know that, right?  And usually when we’re talking about giving, the focus is on charity donations of some kind, whether that be monetary, time, etc. But there’s a deeper essence to giving.  The very best thing you can ever give is of yourself. I’m not talking about the time-and-money category.  You were put here […]

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DEAR READER, I BELIEVE IN YOU

Life is filled with unexpected twists and turns.  Happens to us all.  Whether facing an old foe or a new one, we sometimes stand startled at what lies ahead. When forced into a change—be it job related, a personal transition, a realization that your way of being isn’t working anymore—so often we feel as if […]

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