I had big plans for today. Ok, maybe not big, as in flying-to-Hawaii big or meeting-Bill-Murray big (Bill Murray is the shit!) but bigger than sitting-home-watching-my-deck-turn-from-brown-to-white big. You see, here in Charleston (South Carolina), the mere mention of snow, ice, freezing rain, wintery mix, or any synonym thereof, results in a complete shutdown of the tri-county area, where flip-flops…

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Attention is valuable commodity. If you had any doubt, you need only watch your children fight for it.  The reason attention is so valuable is that it shines a spotlight on the things we hold dear. In other words, in spite of what we SAY is important to us, the objects of our attention reveal our true priorities. The…

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  For this special blog post, special because it falls on Christmas Eve, I thought I’d take a trip down memory lane. I’ve scoured my journals to bring you some of the most memorable highlights of Christmas’s past. Christmas 1998: Evan was 6 months old, and I was already 3 months pregnant with Natalie (yes, I know how babies…

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  Have you noticed that things happen in threes? Well, the other day I saw three articles – one in the news, one on Facebook, and another on Twitter – all talking about the same thing! Naturally, I took that as a sign….there’s a there there. What’s more, I need to write about it. Pop Quiz! What skill set…

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On the subject of aging, which of these two quotes would you be most likely to utter? “Take all those candles out of the cake and nobody gets hurt!” “Just ’cause there’s snow on the roof doesn’t mean there’s not a fire inside!” If you tend to approach aging with a sense of dread, you’re not alone. According to…

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We’ve all heard of the midlife crisis, right? Some of us are hit hard, as in the “get-a-divorce-and-buy-a-sports-car” kind of crisis. Others can get away with just a nose ring or tattoo, or maybe even a boob job. The thing is, the root of the crisis is the same – as we age, we start to ponder the BIG…

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Last week, I ran into an educator-friend at the grocery store: “Did you see that news article last night?” she asked. “Now, they’re bashing teachers for taking too many days off!” This teacher, by the way, is not a complainer. She is respected by her peers, contributes to the positive climate of her school, and is adored by her…

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Today, in honor of the Thanksgiving holiday, I’m going to take a few minutes to wallow in pure, unadulterated appreciation. Today’s blog is my version of Oprah’s gratitude journal. If you follow Abraham-Hicks, you know that being in a state of gratitude is one of the quickest ways to get into the Vortex (aligning yourself with Source energy –…

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As you know, my blog (and my life’s purpose) is about operating from a place of Love rather than Fear. I try not to get caught up in the downward spiral of current events unless I can offer an educated opinion without succumbing to fear-based rhetoric. That being said, I feel compelled to write about the latest shooting that…

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“A shoe factory sends two marketing scouts to a region of Africa to study the prospects for expanding business. One sends back a telegram saying: ‘SITUATION HOPELESS STOP NO ONE WEARS SHOES.’ The other writes back triumphantly, ‘GLORIOUS BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY STOP THEY HAVE NO SHOES’” (excerpted from The Art of Possibility by Zander & Zander). The Zanders go so…

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