Life Lessons on Loss: Part 3

“Grief is in two parts. The first is loss. The second is the remaking of life.”                         -Anne  Roiphe When the kids were little, we celebrated so many firsts. The first time they slept through the night, the first time they held their own […]

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Life Lessons on Loss: Part 2

There was vomit on the carpet…and my face was so very close to it. Something was wrong. Very wrong.  Get up.  It was all I could manage. Pushing myself up from the wet carpet and back to lean against the bed.  Jake is gone. He’s gone. Get up.  I know that Jason was in the […]

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Life Lessons on Loss – Part 1

Ruthless witnesses come forward; they question me on things I know nothing about. Psalm 35:11 As you may have noticed, I stopped writing for a while. Life has an incredible way of interrupting things. Our family is no stranger to hard things. We’ve learned with quite a bit of unsought experience that we can do […]

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3/52 – Something Someone Gave Me

By now, you’ve certainly figured out that I have a great love of photography. It’s a passion I got from my maternal grandfather, Leonard. A few years ago, I was blessed enough to sit by his bedside and hold his hand as he passed away. Just days before he had suffered a stroke and as […]

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2/52-My Favorite Physical Trait

I like my eyes.  It hasn’t always been that way but, then again, I haven’t always understood what they were really for: that part has definitely changed with time. I like their color. A little copper, a little hazel, a little brown. I like the way my husband comments on how much he loves them. […]

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1/52 Why Am I Doing This?

One of the challenging parts of being a leader of any kind is practicing what you preach. As a leader & mentor to women of all ages, shapes, types, and backgrounds I frequently encourage them to be brave and authentic and also to love themselves. What kind of leader would I be if I didn’t […]

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525,600 Minutes

I’m always a little fascinated this time of year with the process of reviewing what has been and what I’m dreaming will be.  We all do it, don’t we? Take stock, review the year, look back for some kind of validation or confirmation of all that we’ve accomplished. This same time, last year, I wrote […]

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