Changing My Vocation

In 2002, I realized I was miserable in my job. I was a Project Manager for Whirlpool Corporation working on Innovation Projects. The projects themselves were fun and creative, and I met some really interesting people and did some interesting work. But, I felt really unfulfilled, and I hated going to work. I tried several […]

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Mid-Week Inspiration: An Addiction to a Possibility

What is codependency? A lot of people ask me that. That’s because it’s really hard to define. The best definition I ever heard of codependency was this: Codependency is an addiction to a possibility.  The first time I heard this description, I could tell it hit home with people because everyone in the room went […]

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Spotting Emotional Unavailability

A friend of mine texted me yesterday…”New blog topic: how to identify when someone is emotionally unavailable.” How the hell would I know? That’s the type I fall in love with over and over again. I texted back, “Haha…I would have to figure it out before I wrote it. Well, maybe I see if they […]

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Girl Talk: The Lyrics of Female Love

Women talk. We talk a lot. Sometimes when I’m around a lot of women, even I get overwhelmed from all the talking. I remember when I went to Hawaii for a week with 17 women, I got so sick of all the talk one night I went to bed early. I just had to have […]

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Living: Sticking it to Me

I’ve shared that I struggled with depression for many years. My depression has actually turned out to be one of my most blessed gifts. I know that may sound weird, but it has forced me to take care of myself, and the fear of it coming back keeps me motivated to continue living a healthy life. […]

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The City of Bridges: Pittsburgh

I lived in Pittsburgh from August 1984 – June 1985. I moved there because my first husband had the Steelers beat for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. It was the first time I had ever lived in a big city. I loved it! I’m doing some training in Pittsburgh this week, so I thought I might share some of […]

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Inspiration: Acceptance is the Answer

It never ceases to amaze me how I need to hear something, and somebody else will say it. I decided today to write a blog about a topic that someone else recommends. Initially, I had decided to write on acceptance because I’ve had a few things happen in the last day or two that are […]

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Counting to Three…My Siblings

There are four of us. I have three siblings. I am the oldest. I have a sister, Susan, who is 14 months younger than me and two brothers, Sammy and Terry, three years and five years younger than me, respectively. I saw my brothers this weekend on the occasion of the death of one of Momma’s […]

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Girl Talk: Ahhhhh…Those Boys

Man Warning: the intended audience for this post is heterosexual women. You are treading on holy ground if you choose to read this! 😉 So, let’s talk about boys…men…guys…hotties…eye candy…whatever you want to call them. Men—they are that undeniably frustrating, hard to understand, totally irresistible opposite sex. After both of my divorces I went through […]

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Living: Homemade Chai Tea

I am a coffee drinker, pure and simple. I like it as black and bold as it can get with lots of half and half. No sugar, please, I’m sweet enough. 😉 My email address for many years was “coffeefreak@hotmail.com.” I worked at Starbucks in Indiana. I love the stuff; always have. So, when my […]

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