Girl Talk: Lusting after Money

Money is the root of all evil. I hear that all the time. I hear about greed with the seven deadly sins in 12 step groups. All the time, people say that money doesn’t matter in the end. “You can’t take it with you,” they chuckle. The power, the pull and the attraction of money […]

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Living: Be Adventurous

Life is short. Be present. Be adventurous. This is my own motto. I used to be pretty rigid about being safe. I had good reason to be. I suffered from anxiety. I still do. But, I’ve learned that one way to combat anxiety is to face my fears. It was getting too difficult to avoid […]

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Mourning the Loss of the Newspaper

This morning I read the Dallas Morning News at breakfast. I’m on the road traveling for business, and I have the luxury of someone else preparing my breakfast and coffee, so I have time to read the paper. I don’t subscribe to the newspaper anymore. Shhhhhhhh…..please don’t tell my Daddy. I’d be disowned. We are […]

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Writing on Walls in Dallas

I visited the City of Dallas homepage to find out about the city I’m visiting right now. Surely there is something interesting going on here that would be worth a blog. The first thing on their page is “5 Tips to Fight Mosquito Bites.” Being from Louisiana, I don’t really find that interesting. That’s all […]

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Midweek Inspiration: The Gift of Laughter

  The most wasted day is that in which we have not laughed.     –Chamfort I love to laugh. And, I have a really loud, contagious laugh. My bosses are always shushing me at work because I’m too loud. I can’t help it. I love to have fun, and I love to laugh. When my sister […]

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Experiencing the Spiritual: Male and Female

One of the most fabulous things about recovery from addiction for me is rediscovering women. I never had a lot of women friends, and recovery really made me depend on them. It is suggested that most of my support come from the same gender especially initially. There’s the obvious reason for that in that you […]

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Girl Talk: Candy Kisses

“Women look like giant pieces of candy walking around.” a guy friend of mine said. I laughed….because I always laugh at something out of the ordinary. He followed up with something about how most women might take offense at that. Well, he’s probably right, but I really think he has a point. What is candy […]

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Living: Running for Fun

  I am a runner, although I haven’t run since last weekend. But, last weekend I had a blast running. I’m not very competitive, but I have been known to work really hard to beat my time in half marathons. Runners call them PRs (Personal Records), and it’s fun when you break them. I ran […]

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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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