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Getting Your Own Life While Loving the People In It

I see you…

the overwhelmed daughter, wife, mother, and grandmother who longs to have your turn at life, unearth and live your purpose, and feel alive and in love instead of just busy.

And I write for you.

I share stories about getting your own life while loving the people in it, which means we

  • Live our lives by finding our purpose and finding time to nurture it.
  • Honor our emotions by getting in touch with how we feel, dealing with difficult emotions, and delighting in pleasant ones.
  • Show up for relationships by caring about our people without trying to control them.

I’m inspired by the words of 20th century thought leader Howard Thurman,

“Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”

I hope you’ll hang around, sign up for my blog posts and newsletter, and share your thoughts so we’ll learn from each other.

In This Together,

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Happy Birthday, Mom. It’s okay to cry.

“Jesus wept.” John 11:35 If Mom were still around, she would have turned 91 today. This is my first time sending her birthday wishes since she died in 2013; my first blog post dedicated to her. Today also marks the first time I’ve cried about her death. A couple of days after Mom died, a friend canceled flowers she intended to have delivered...

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Happy Birthday, Mom. It’s okay to cry.

Are You So Nice that You’re Unkind?

“In the world where you can be anything, be kind.” Unknown My husband John and I came into our marriage with very different ways to solve a problem, and we both thought our way was the kind one. I’m honest. I say whatever comes to mind that I think might help him understand why I’m upset. I figured he wanted to hear what I had to say because I...

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Are You So Nice that You’re Unkind?

Freedom to Feel Freely

“…you live with two calendars. One that keeps track of time, while the other stores emotional experiences.” Deborah Serani Today marks the 8thanniversary of my blog. I posted my first post, a funny story about the common sense of getting exercise titled “The Sense of Walking,” on July 4, 2010. My friend celebrates the anniversary of her birth...

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Freedom to Feel Freely

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