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Jewelry Like Talismans

I don’t have tattoos, but I wear jewelry like talismans. Reminders that I can be strong, connected, and grounded. Sometimes, often, I need those reminders. Some of my jewelry changes. Some of it stays the same. A ring on my right hand reminds me to “be here now.” A ring on my left hand reminds …

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Face your Fears! (a.k.a. I Met Dichen Lachman!)

Confession time: beneath my outgoing, friendly, confident exterior lurks a socially awkward, painfully shy inner child. Sometimes she’s at ease, well hidden beneath years of playing it cool (well, maybe not “cool” but passably affable). Often she wakes up just below the surface, blanking my mind and butterflying my stomach, but still letting me get …

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Stop Waiting for Invitations

I was raised to believe that it’s wrong to “invite yourself” to do something with others. As a rule, it’s rude to be an imposition or intrude on others. Often that’s true… but, as with any rule, there are exceptions.  Sometimes it’s okay to ask if you can join in. If friends are talking about …

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The Goldilocks of Oatmeal

While I had high hopes for 2018, the year hasn’t gotten off to the greatest start. It’s almost the end of March, yet I’ve hardly posted here at all. I’m behind schedule on my next book and struggling to keep up with things like exercise, bookkeeping, and laundry. (How is there always so much f#$%ing laundry?!?) …

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