Happy New Year and Other Grand and Happy Events

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“You will be the main character of a grand event” ~ Chinese Fortune Happy New Year, Journeyer! The eve of this day is one of the most wildly celebrated events of the year; a mass celebration of hope and resolution and dreams of letting go of the past so that we can move forward in living our best personal, professional, …

Angels, Friends, and The Fool

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Happy Sunday (now Monday), Journeyer! It’s been an equally delightful and dreary week. The frigid temps forced me to break out my coat of all winter coats, a knee-length down parka, and my furry hat. You know it’s cold when I break out a hat. Brrrr… I especially miss sunshine this time of year… We arrived home one evening early …

Christmastime Magic

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  It’s my favorite time of year, Journeyers. And for the first time ever I got to spend a little bit of it in one of my most favorite places: New York City. I spent one glorious, snowy, and blustery Saturday with four fabulous women and one incredibly delightful fifth grader. There were so many magical moments that fed my …

I Could Use a Friend (or seven) Right About Now

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Journeyers, I need you right now. A couple of weeks ago, something inside of me broke. And instead of trying to fix it, I buried it. I went on weekend trips with Warren and pretended to myself and him and the world around us that we were happy. That I was happy holding his hand and standing by his side. …

Every Day a New Story Begins, Part II: Senseless and a Digging for the Light Excerpt

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“It’s senseless,” she said, before they parted ways. Two women were talking about the unexpected death of a mutual friend. She was sixty-three years old. A mother. Grandmother. Wife. Friend. Vibrant and working one day. Gone the next. Poof! A new story begins. One where the person’s stories will now be spun by those who love her. Those who are …

Taking Stock of Bullying, It’s Much More Than a Facebook Issue

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At the beginning of the school year, the students at our local high school spent a week of assemblies, presentations, and discussions, all on bullying. The hallways are plastered with pledge signs and anti-bullying campaign pieces. Earlier this year, my daughter was involved in a situation where classmates were talking poorly about her on Facebook because she had unfriended them. …