If Only I Was As Good As That Author

If Only I Was As Good As That Author

I rediscovered an author I really like the other day. I pulled out a book that had been sitting on my shelf for years, and decided to reread it. I was instantly drawn in, and amazed at some of the insights it offered. And, as can happen when I read something I admire,...

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Be Grateful…and…

Be Grateful…and…

Be grateful for your life. It is truly a blessing. Feel gratitude every day. Look for things to feel grateful about.  Most days, I am living in gratitude. And yes, there are days when I am not. And then there are those “I’m grateful but…” days. Here’s what I’ve...

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The Up-side of Aging

The Up-side of Aging

Last week I had the great good fortune to attend a screening of “The Whale”, staring Brendan Fraser. It’s a brilliantly acted film, and that in itself would have made it a worthwhile experience. But, to make it even better, Brendan was sitting 4 rows behind me to...

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A Natural Part of Aging

A Natural Part of Aging

I had a client this week thank me for my wise counsel and said “Your children and grandchildren are so lucky – they must love to hear your stories and wisdom.” I just smiled. And explained to her that sometimes things are a little different with family. Any teacher...

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Inconceivable

Inconceivable

One of my favorite movies is “The Princess Bride”. In case you are one of the rare people who have never seen it, it’s a fairy tale, of sorts, about a farm boy who loves a girl, becomes a pirate, and goes on quest through many lands to win her back, dying a little...

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Tripping Up

Tripping Up

I love seeing people trip and fall. OK, wait….I’m not delighting in someone’s misfortune. What always gets me is what was going on just BEFORE the fall. Let me explain with an example: The other day my sisters and I were out for a walk. We are walking and talking and...

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Off Kilter

Off Kilter

Two years ago, my dog, Ranger, came into my life. I was not prepared. I was only looking at dogs to appease those around me who really wanted one. I was just “fine” without a dog, after the loss of my beloved Lily, and was now use to a lifestyle that allowed me to...

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Where is Your Focus?

Where is Your Focus?

I just want to go back to a normal life. This is what I was thinking a week or so ago. Rewind. Go back before school shootings. Go back before COVID. Go back before the meanness and hatred and the divisiveness that is tearing our world apart. Back to when neighbors...

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It’s All Relative

It’s All Relative

My soon to be 93-year-old mother was telling me last week in our weekly chat that she had seen the interview with Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin, talking about Grace & Frankie. My mom and I had both done the Jane Fonda workout in the 80’s and both still have the...

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I Would Not Be Here Without Them

I Would Not Be Here Without Them

Back in the 80s and 90s, I worked in the male-dominated world of technology. Yes, there were a few women, but rarely in any significant role. Most of them, including myself, were secretaries or support staff. (Well, actually I started as a security guard, but that’s a...

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