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Reflections

Mothers’ Day Movement Gratitude

The light from the sun is just beginning to remove the shadows of darkness. I can see the fence and trees through my back window and the birds are slowly waking up. Pepper, my cat, is nearby resting on the blanket on the ottoman. And I am in my favorite spot

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Bookshelf
Aging

Failing to plan, is planning to fail

As I sit here in my office, I glance at my bookcase and there are so many books that I have used in my coaching practice and in this stage of my life. Titles like: Transitions and Managing Transitions; Retirement by Design, The Joy of Retirement, Smart Women Don’t Retire –

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Apathy is the Enemy
Community

Apathy is the Enemy

Apathy – noun, lack of interest, enthusiasm or concern. Today I had the opportunity to help the League of Women Voters, register graduating seniors to vote. Kids from three area high schools were coming to one location to pick up their cap and gown for graduation. While they were waiting in

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Adventure
Adventure

Guest Blog – Three reasons to add ADVENTURE to your life

Heidi Siefkas shared so much with us on Hey, Boomer that I asked her to write a blog to give us more insight on the importance of adventure in our lives. Please continue to share your adventures with me, as you learn new things and gently push your comfort zones. ==========================================================================================

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Community

Ubuntu – I am because you are

I came across a post on Facebook a few days ago that told a story of an anthropologist who explained a game to the children of an African tribe.  He placed a basket of delicious fruit at the base of a tree and explained that the first child to reach the

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Community

Becoming Aware – Help Me, Help You

It is 7:30 in the morning. You are rushing to get the kids in the car, so you can get them to daycare, and you can get to work on time. Your three-year old still needs her shoes and jacket on. As you are trying to help her with her shoes,

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Reflections

Guest Blog- Independence Doesn’t Just Happen

My friend and co-host on The Caregivers Bakery, CJ Golden is my guest blogger this week. CJ has climbed the mountain to independence from rules, negativity and restraint more than once. I am sure you all have also. Let us know what your take-aways from the thoughts she shares with us

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Possibilities

The Power of “I Think I Can”

“The Little Engine That Could” was my son’s favorite book when he was little.  It is a story about a little engine who was carrying toys and treats to boys and girls on the other side of the mountain. And suddenly the engine broke down. It could not go any further. 

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Reflections

Take a Walk with Me

This is an excerpt from a meditation my father wrote maybe 40 years ago! He goes on to talk about laying down Anger and Guilt and Worries and Fears. It is a powerful guided meditation.   And as I was thinking about Angie Stegall’s talk about Forest Bathing, I realized my

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A Good Day

My final blog for 2020. The blogs I have been receiving in my inbox have all been looking back at the year that was. This

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