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Ready Or Not . . . Just GO!

One of my goals for 2014 is to write a book. In one year. Not like those crazy Nanowrimo overachievers, whose goal is to write a novel in one month. No, no, I’m giving my self a whole year. But we’re … Continue reading

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What’s Next? Moving Past Shame To Action

Radical change is like crack to me. I live for the adrenaline rush of a big, new thing. So when I sit down to make New Year’s resolutions, I’m like a sugar addict opening up a new bag of Oreos, … Continue reading

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To Those Who Are Waiting

You know that final scene in the movie Love Actually when everyone is greeting each other in the airport? I was THERE, in that very scene, on Wednesday night when my husband, daughter and I went to the Omaha airport … Continue reading

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Snot Rockets And Sailing Ships: Making Meaning Out Of The Mess

Snot Rockets My daughter Emily has never been much of a hiker. Bright and beautiful, and possessing a quick wit and an exceptionally kind heart, Emily has many talents and interests. Walking in the woods until you sweat is just … Continue reading

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“That’s Mine; You Have Yours.” – Why You Should Do You

Snowflakes are falling outside my window as I write this, big and little ones together, and I can’t take my eyes off of them. Most of the flakes are gliding on the wind at the same diagonal angle, like the … Continue reading

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8 Conversation Tips When It’s Your Turn To Speak

Most of us don’t have too much trouble speaking our mind in an argument (much easier than listening, yes?). But, if we’re honest, we have to admit that we could all use a little tune-up in the style department, some … Continue reading

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Cooking Without A Net – The Art Of Letting Go

The Recipe Says . . . I am a recipe follower. My husband, he’s more of a recipe avoider. And it drives me crazy in the kitchen. Witness this recent conversation in the middle of making Spaghetti Carbonara: Me: “Oh, … Continue reading

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5 Tips For When You’re Stuck

So. It’s February. How are those resolutions going? I know, right? It seemed so easy at first, so possible. You read a blog post about breaking bad habits, you identified your triggers and payoffs, you set your goals and set … Continue reading

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3 Steps To Breaking Bad (Habits)

Okay, all you New Year’s resolution people – this one’s for you. A habit in and of itself is not necessarily a bad thing. Our brain likes making habits, because habits allow the brain to function more efficiently. Take, for … Continue reading

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