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Gratitude Blitz: Definitely Try This at Home

Gratitude Blitz: Definitely Try This at Home We have discovered a new thank you, it is something you might like, and it is safe to try at home.  And, I can be pretty clear about it.  Which, in these odd times is a bonus, because none of us know what we are doing or what is safe or real.    Besides never knowing what day or time it is since the Covid-19 quarantine began, the other thing I am uncertain of …

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The United Crazed Voices of Quarantine

The United Crazed Voices of Quarantine I haven’t said much about anything, let alone written a word during the current nationwide quarantine.  Sure, I have some letters behind my name and I am a “professional” encourager. But honestly, I haven’t known what to say or why I would say it.   And frankly, it has all been said.  There are the deep thinkers and spiritual wizards and they are giving everyone permission to feel the feels, get mad at God, and …

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Pee First: A Bladder Story

Pee First: A Bladder Story I full-blown peed my pants this week.  I wasn’t laughing. And, I didn’t sneeze.  No, I just should have taken my own advice.  Pee first.   It really isn’t fair.  I am basically a fit woman.  Granted, I have given birth 4 times, to HUGE headed babies. Then I adopted two more babies.  This didn’t directly affect my bladder… I don’t think. However, after my hysterectomy in 2002, I thought things would normalize for me.  I …

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If Moms Ruled the World: Mom Law

If Moms Ruled the World: Mom Law If moms ruled the world, Mom Law would make life run much smoother.  Maybe not every day, especially not Mondays, but for just a moment, let’s look at how different things might be.  I got a text from my oldest daughter this week, it was a news article accompanied by a vomiting emoji. The minute I saw it, I pictured myself retching too.   The article was about comedian John Crist, an internet viral …

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You Probably Need Counseling…

“I probably need counseling,” and my daughter and I said, “Yes, you do,” too quickly and simultaneously.  Which was awkward. And then my mom said, “Nah. It’s way too late for that.” No, really, it’s not.  And this isn’t a jab at my mom.  She knows she needs counseling. I think we all do.  Wait, I think we all need counseling, not we all think my mom does.  Even though, she really does.   Sure, I have a degree in counseling, …

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Facebook: Ten Years Ago Today

Leave it to Facebook to remind me what I looked like or where I was, last year, and the years before. This week I will be 48.  And, having arrived at 48, it doesn’t seem very old. However, I remember thinking that it was. As much as it irks me some days, Facebook birthdays are reason enough to stay online.   The well-wishers come in droves.  My second cousin’s third wife’s step kids will even send over a “Happy Birthday Cousin!”  …