​Are You Surviving Or Thriving?

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Are you surviving or thriving? Once we become an “adult” it’s far too easy to get stuck in the mundane routines of life. You may wonder if you are just surviving,  or are you thriving.   Whether good or bad, the humdrum of waking up, going to work, running errands, making meals, and Netflix before…

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I Shall Be Called Grammy

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Over the last couple years my life has changed drastically. My daughter, who I call “The Child,” left the nest. I got married. I became an aunt—twice. I had a major unplanned surgery which was hard emotionally and physically. Bought a house. Sold a house. Changed jobs. Had other health issues. Started a business. And most…

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No Joy? Feel, Deal and Heal

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Upon first glance this photo made me laugh in hysterics. I mean, all parents probably feel the frustration of trying to get active kids to pose for the yearly family photo without the necessary cooperation needed to look like the perfect happy unit. As my laughter subsided, I looked at this photo a little closer and…

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When My Daughter Becomes A Mother

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Dear Child, 21 years ago today my life was forever changed when I became a mother of a baby daughter. As a child myself, I had no idea the depths of the commitment I was making to raise a daughter by myself. Nor did I know it was possible to love someone so deeply. Over…

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