Gratitude for Every Mood Guest Post

Gratitude for Every Mood: A Guest Post

When fellow blogger Sue at Sizzling Towards Sixty approached me to write a guest post for November with the theme of “gratitude” I initially had no idea what I could write. Recent months have proven that I have much for which to be grateful. With every challenge, there is opportunity and a reason to be …

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How I Dealt with SAD: Seasonal Affective Disorder

Ten Ways I Beat the Winter Blues

If you reside on planet Earth, you are aware of the storms and wild weather that have affected the U.S. and beyond. California has made the news, not for its famous 5-year drought, but for the record rain and mountain snowfall the entire state has experienced all winter. The rain and foul weather is a …

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How is Your Blog Traffic Doing? Tips for Taking a Break

For many, August means summer vacations, travel, visiting friends and family, more leisure time, etc! Perhaps you have already started to see a small dip in your blog traffic as your readers take their holidays and vacations. And you may not be blogging as much either. You know what? It’s OK. If you are taking a …

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Weekend Coffee Share: The Phoenix Shall Fly

“There is freedom waiting for you, On the breezes of the sky, And you ask, 'What if I fall?’ Oh, but my darling, what if you fly?”  --Erin Hanson If you are like me, you may have spent part of your weekend at a graduation ceremony. If we were having coffee I would have handed …

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“…The Leader Adjusts the Sails”

A year ago, while I was still working, our Operations Manager e-mailed our department's daily "Operations Minute." (I think that's what it was called--funny how I can't remember exactly...). Anyway, she would include a quote and write an encouraging note about it. They were really good and were probably a lot of work (I had …

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Baja Deep Ocean

No Thanks, You’re Too Deep!

As much as I love the outdoors and all things water sports, there is a place I won't go. I refuse to go below 20 feet under the ocean. Below that depth might as well be the abyss! If you have followed my blog, you know that I post about my love affair with water, …

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Sunday Afternoon Bike Ride Reveals…?

A warm, Sunday afternoon in January just screamed for a bicycle ride. My poor bike has been patiently waiting for me to take it out since November. I figured I'd ride 20-30 minutes, nothing too strenuous, as I am almost done with this two-week long head-cold. So I pumped up the back tire, attached my phone …

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Gym Fitness

Four New Years’ Resolutions to Forget

Being on the planet as long as I have, I see too often how New Year’s resolutions are made to be broken. Raise your hand if you have resolved to change something in the new year and have already broken it…c’mon raise your hand higher. I know mine is raised! We make New Year’s resolutions …

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Masks Off: The Mother I Could Have Been

We’re less than a week away from Halloween! If you had to design a costume that channeled your true, innermost self, what would that costume look like? Would you dare to wear it? A while back I wrote a post titled Dream Reader: Perspective On Being A Disappointed Daughter. I still struggle with modern day expectations of …

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