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When Mother’s Day is Hard, There is Hope

“Mother is a verb. It’s something you do. Not just who you are.” ~ Cheryl Lacey Donovan The other day, I got an email from a major corporation saying that Mother’s Day is upon us and they recognize it may be triggering for some so they included an option to mute their content until the […]

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Jokes Aside: The Power of Laughter

“Laughter heals all wounds, and that’s one thing that everybody shares. No matter what you’re going through, it makes you forget about your problems. I think the world should keep laughing.” – Kevin Hart Do you know how powerful smiling and laughing is?  While it takes 47 muscles to frown, it only takes 13 to […]

Perfectly Imperfect: Overcoming Perfectionism One Day at a Time

“Perfectionism is not a quest for the best. It is a pursuit of the worst in ourselves, the part that tells us that nothing we do will ever be good enough.” — Julia Cameron Several years ago, my friend made a quilt for her brother for Christmas. Because she is a novice sewer, she shared […]

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Hobbies Add to Our Happiness

“Doing what you love is the cornerstone of having abundance in your life.” ~ Wayne Dyer Recently, I went to the funeral of my friend’s father. I have–fortunately or unfortunately–been to my fair share of funerals in my short life. They can be uplifting and inspiring, as they celebrate the whole life of the honored […]

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The Year of MORE

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” ~Aristotle Welcome to 2023! I am sure many of you have been excitedly working on your goals and resolutions for the New Year. It is a very exciting time!  My hope for you this year is to make it a special […]