If you spend your whole life trying to impress others you lose the most important thing – yourself

There is always a point in your life where you get to decide whether you want to look good and put on a front for the world or be transparent and authentic. One of my mentors, Margaret Lynch, was such an inspiration to me by being willing to stand in front of her “tribe” and be transparent about her process: her strengths, her weaknesses, her trials, and her successes. In doing that, she inspired hope and growth in her students. Her brilliance is the reason I am taking this step to share my own process with you so that you …
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Celebrating Your Successes Is a Necessary Part of Life

Today is actually a day of celebration. Far too often, in the hectic pace of our daily life, we hardly ever sit down and celebrate the things we have accomplished in life. Those of you who live in this place of chronic stress and push yourselves constantly understand my old world. You keep going and going like the energizer bunny, getting things done and moving to the next. Well, guess what? You accomplished things. And sometimes you may have accomplished big things, and you never even let yourself stop long enough to enjoy it, let alone celebrate it.  Really, the …
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A Dental Wake-up Call

Would you keep a dead finger attached to you? "Of course not," I replied. "It would get infected, and I could get septic and die." "Then why would you keep a dead tooth in your mouth?" This is the conversation that happened as I sat in the dental chair this past week. My search to get my own health back has led me to the dental chair to remove my root canal that has been slowly poisoning my body. I knew I was toxic; I could not figure out the cause. It has been over 20 years since I removed …
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Look what we picked up at the SPCA?

Life is like picking up puppies at the SPCA…..you have no idea where the adventure will take you.  Cowboy and Buttercup ate holes in the kitchen floor linoleum, chewed holes through the drywall in the kitchen and ate chunks out of the siding on the house.  Those were interesting times but we hung in there and worked with the dogs.  In the end, I have a beautiful new tile floor and fresh paint in the kitchen.  We also have two dogs our boys love.

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