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Attorney offers help for military and veterans

I'm sorry I've been absent for a little while as a result of my sabbatical, but this email and offer to help came in and I wanted to make sure I passed it along to my readers. Based on his qualifications, I feel he and his law firm would be a valuable asset to … [Read More...]

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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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TSA expedites screening for wounded warriors

Torrey’s Note:  This program has been in existence for quite some time and has been a lifesaver for us when we travel. However, the services have been expanded to assist in expediting the process. See info below on how to request TSA’s assistance while traveling by air.   TSA to Provide Additional Expedited Screening Benefits […]

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EDOE Rule #3: Stacking your habits so they stick

“Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into smaller jobs.” ~Henry Ford Before we can move on to the ‘what-the-hell-do-I-do-with-this-massive-to-do-list-that-makes-me-want-to-cry” portion of the Extreme Do-Over Experiment, I have to tell you that nothing I share from this point forward will work unless you learn (or re-learn) some basic rules. Let’s review the first two […]

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Wanting isn’t so bad, is it?

I struggle with wanting more when I have so much to be thankful for already. I crave more. I ache for things that may or may not ever come. I wish along the way. I want my husband to be whole again; mind, body, heart and soul. Isn’t it enough that he is still with […]

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The Tale of the Recipe Box

In 1999 I went on a pilgrimage to Dresden, Ohio to visit the Longaberger basket factory. I was thrilled when I walked away with a full recipe box set, complete with the basket, index cards, recipe cards and the ornamental “recipes” medallion affixed to the front of the setup. I felt grown up for a […]

{Update #1} “101 in 1001 Days Mission”

It’s time for my first update on the progress of my “101 in 1001 days” life list! If you aren’t familiar with what I am referring to, please see the original post here: 101 in 1001 days life list movement My updates are as follows: Everything I have started is italicized. Everything I’ve completed is […]

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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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Swift Kick in the Butt Series: Stop Being a Weenie and Get Into Reality!

For the courage impaired, this post is for you.  It’s time to grow a pair! Have you ever had this problem – you decide you’re going to do something already and you are all pumped up, you’re all guns a-blazin’, hellbent for glory, ready to tear it up and crank it out — and then […]

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I am hiding in my room in order to write this… (or, “the craving of quiet among all the chaos”)

Today… has… been…. (absent of all peace and quiet) it was ….one thing after another after another and then this happened and then that happened, which made something else fall apart …and then… and then…. I succumbed to the sense of overwhelm. It happens every day, to be honest, but today I had some ah-hah […]

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