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The longest goodbye?

This week I am at a writer's workshop and had all intentions of going all gung-ho on writing my book, but something has me so unsettled that I had to break free from the formality of writing my manuscript in order to tell you about it. It's really weighing … [Read More...]

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Metamorphosis

Have you ever been on the precipice of something big in your life but you just couldn't put your finger on what it was? Like, you knew that your life was going to change (or needed to change) and that it was just beyond your reach and hiding behind a veil that … [Read More...]

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Blog Hop: State of the Union {volume 1}

Welcome to the first edition of the State of the Union series. The goal was to offer a glimpse into the details of my life and show a bigger picture overall....I wanted people to truly understand the complexities of our life and see what's milling around … [Read More...]

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Essential Oils for Cleaning and Aromatherapy: Ten best uses in your home

In the spirit of this month’s RD edition of “13 Things Your Housecleaner Won’t Tell You” I am sharing more secrets with my blog readers.  You won’t read these tips in Reader’s Digest! I rounded up some of the most popular scents in my essential oil stash, most noted for their aromatic and cleaning benefits, […]

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Torrey’s Top 10 Jedi Mind Tricks to Instantly Improve Your Day

Remember in the movie Star Wars when Obi-Wan Kenobi used a Jedi mind trick to convince Imperial Stormtroopers that “these are not the droids you’re looking for” in order to avoid being captured? Obi-Wan was somehow able to implant his own thoughts into his adversary’s to get him to take any action he desired. I’ve […]

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Oh what a difference a year {or two} makes!

Or: “Don’t give up. Just give yourself more time to get where you want to be.” Every year in February we participate in the Challenge Aspen program for a week of ski instruction for the family. As I was preparing for our trip this year, I had an epiphany I wanted to share. We moved […]

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Disabled veteran asks: “Should I be afraid to file for student loan disability discharge?”

I have written about the Department of Education’s Disability Discharge program in the past and have answered gobs of questions (in comments sections) on these previous posts: Original Post: Did you know? Disabled veterans may apply for student loan discharge and forgiveness. Application: CLICK HERE FOR THE APPLICATION in PDF format Complete and detailed information about […]

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From Piles to {Almost} Paperless: Next step – Rough sort your piles

About this series: I know a lot of my friends are struggling with this same issue of not being able to keep up with our paperwork and keeping it organized. Last year I had to get honest with myself and understand how I let things get so out of control. First, I had to take […]

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EDOE Rule #1: You have permission to give up

“Never, never, never give up.” ~Winston Churchill I call bullshit, Sir Churchill. Society has conditioned us to think we would be a failure if we gave up. Let’s look at what the dictionary tells us: Definitions and examples of “give up“ To surrender: The suspects gave themselves up. To devote (oneself) completely: gave herself up […]

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4 Things I Do When I Get Off Track Via The Internet

My curiosity should not be left alone in a room with the internet. Ah, yes! The internet… The most powerful time-suck ever invented. Most of my work is internet-based, so I’ve come to the conclusion that I need to be abundantly disciplined when it comes to managing my time online. Today I struggled a bit […]

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Writers aren’t always good bloggers and bloggers aren’t always good writers

Or, “Why I am Working Toward Brevity” One of the things I need to do as a blogger is work on my brevity. You know, saying something in the least amount of words possible. The writer in me tends to tell the story behind the story, and on a blog that doesn’t exactly work very […]

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