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My Year of Being Courageous

Early in 2017 I was invited to pick a word or words that would inspire me for the coming year. It was not difficult to come up with my word: COURAGE Fear has accompanied me on my life’s road trip and often I let it drive. It whispered in my ear that I would drown…

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Leading from the Heart

I recently saw the film “Wonder Woman” and was completely transfixed. Diana Price (aka Wonder Woman) embodied many of the leadership traits that I aspire to – being brave, gentle, direct, truthful, and compassionate. She ran towards conflict (literally) and was tenacious in her convictions. She spoke out for those who did not have a voice and…

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Mindful Reflections of an Empty Nester

It’s been a long time since my two now college aged sons physically needed “their mommy” but the memory of the challenges of when they did is still fresh in my mind.  It’s kind of like that reoccurring dream where you miss your final exam.   I remember vividly the schedule juggling, the carpools, the leaving…

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