Month: March 2015


The Need For Certainty

What is it that stops us from taking those steps toward the life we say we want?  What form of resistance is it?  Fear of failure, rejection, the unknown?  Are we always playing it safe? We all have basic needs that we want to be certain about, like food, clothing and shelter but for some, certainty […]

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Be Grateful For Your Sweet Mess

Next time, on a Wednesday night, when your husband is rockin’ his black socks and ratty flannels on your couch playing Trivia Crack, and the house is full of kids and disturbing sounds that make your eye twitch and you suddenly feel the urge to lob the seasoned ground turkey “on special” into your neighbor’s […]

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Is This Really Working For You, Corporate America?

In the last week, I’ve had the pleasure of enjoying coffees, lunches and dinners with old friends and coworkers who I don’t get to see too often.  The conversations were filled with inside jokes, animated stories and updates about our lives that contradict our Facebook feeds.  One common denominator in every get-together, though, was the corporate […]

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Birthday Poems

Yesterday this world lost another good one.  Mark Bowerman was many things to many people but most of all, he was a sweet and wonderful soul.  For over two decades, we wrote silly poems to each other on our birthdays and left them with bows on office desks or front porches. Some were sweet and some […]

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Losing My People

Tuesday, March 3rd, marked twelve years since my mother passed away.  Time flies. The death of my mother was much bigger than just one loss; it also felt like the death of my childhood.  I mourned for her and the motherless child I had just become.  I remember feeling small and withered, like I needed […]

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