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Yearly Archives: 2013

Who’s Holding You Up?

What is it about ‘independence’ that so many strive for, that is so revered?  What is it about doing something alone, without help, that is so celebrated and what does it say about us…that we are all we need, we can stand on our own two feet, we can do it without assistance, that we […]

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What Do You Do… For A Life?

I have never fully understood why we ask people what they do for a living. Why are we so interested in how people make their money? It’s as though knowing that, somehow tells us more; about who they really are how they live, what they stand for. Does it inform us as to whether or […]

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Can’t decide? …. You just did

Often people will ask us, how we were able to come to a decision, how we came to a place to a move forward on that decision, how we found the courage and the strength to make it and then stick to it, and how in the end, we decided on that way and not […]

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Older and Wiser

Being older doesn’t automatically make you wiser, or smarter, or give you more credibility.   Being bigger, a grown up, doesn’t make you right.  Just take a look at some of the people in charge, and then take a look at some of the people who put them in charge.  Kids didn’t do that. “Because I […]

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Sharing our HOMES and our HEARTS

As published in Senior Living Magazine, February 2013 When I first told others we were all moving in together, the most common refrain was “It might work for you, but there is no way I could live with my mom.” And while I understood others’ reluctance, it was a dream to raise our three small […]

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Making Every Marble COUNT~ Finding Gratitude in Grief

As published in Island Gals Magazine, 2013 A glance into the corner of my living room reveals marbles, about 1480 marbles to be exact.  They fill almost half of a tall glass cylinder and are meant to represent approximately how many weeks I may have left, if I live to 81 years old, the average age […]

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