Girl Talk: Leaving Your Lover

The Best Breakup Scene Ever…… My Facebook pals help me with my blog topics on occasion. Funny thing is, many of my Facebook friends I’ve never met in person, but we talk frequently on Facebook. I love that. I ran into one of them last night at Starbucks. “I know you,” I said. I had […]

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Another Voice: Taking the High Road

Sometimes I get sick of hearing my own “voice”,  so I’ve asked a few people to be guest bloggers. My sister-in-law and friend was the first to take the bait. I think it is fabulous. Enjoy! (And, by the way, if you want to be a guest blogger, ask me. I’d love to hear your […]

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Living: Getting Connected to Others Like Me

I went to a retreat a few years back for codependency, and they said that addiction is an intimacy disorder. I believe that. If I can’t get intimate with others, I can’t get intimate with God. And, I believe addiction is a spiritual problem. Our culture has an intimacy disorder. It is more acceptable to […]

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Looking for Dirt

While my coworkers are out looking for Happy Hours and great restaurants on the road, I am usually out looking for dirt. Every city in this country that I’ve visited has natural places tucked away in some corridor or park. Even Memphis has great trails within the city limits. So, when I go out of […]

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Mid-Week Inspiration: Easy Does It

I have a Type A personality. I used to think I had gotten over it. I would tell people that I used to be Type A until I started doing yoga. My friends would look at me like I was nuts. More than a few times, they have looked me in the face and said, […]

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When in Phoenix…..

The last time I was in Phoenix I got married. I won’t be doing that this time. I’m here for work. I’m training some managers from FedEx Services on Hiring and Selection. I’ve just started a tour of training dates on some material I wrote between April and June. It’s fun. I’m meeting a lot […]

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Girl Talk: Mirroring our Mothers

“Thanks, Momma”, I say as I’m looking a my leg and noticing the “age spots” I have coming up near my ankle. That’s my favorite line. As if all the things that happen to me as I get older are because it happened to Momma. I looked in the mirror one morning, and I saw […]

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Living: Finding my Music

This series is about finding those things that make you who are. It’s about making life better. What makes your heart sing? What touches your soul? I’ve discovered in midlife (I hate to say it, but I’m dangerously close to the senior citizen category. I don’t know how I’ll ever let those words cross my […]

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Baby, Tell Me Like It Is: Passive Aggressive Behavior

One of my favorite put downs ( to receive) is when someone passive aggressively tells me that the reason he/she never answers my text, calls, smoke signals or other forms of contact is “I’m not a slave to my technology.” Oh, and I am? I don’t have a life outside my technology. Really?? This is […]

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Mid-week Inspiration: Struggling with Food

I love it when I find out that some person that is “my hero” doesn’t do it perfectly either. I was reading my new issue of Runner’s World this morning, and the editor of the magazine – the magazine of all things running – confessed to a bunch of beginner mistakes that screwed up his […]

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