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Always Three Seasons Ahead!

I get it. I understand that retailers need to promote holidays months ahead of time to try to make their nut during the season. But I feel as if putting out Christmas decorations before the end of September is a little extreme. Life moves fast enough without us wishing it away by trying to move …

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I Love School Supplies!

I admit it. I love school supplies and since the beginning of August I have walked through stores and fondled notebooks and pens, folders and crayons. I need a support group! But September and the back-to-school season has always been my favorite time of year. A time to dive deep and start something new, a …

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If your plate is full…

Four years ago, I talked about how full my plate already was and why I just keep adding to it. Well here I am – another year and more stuff on the plate. In addition to the day job and trying to squeeze in some time and energy for writing, I have been working on …

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YES is a Gift!

I think I have known for many years that saying yes to myself is important. Growing up we hear “no” so much that we learn to say it to our hearts. Too often, when we are adults, in the midst of our adult responsibilities, we say it to ourselves more than anyone around us. Yes …

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A Little Reminder For Myself and Others Like Me

Last year, I stretched my comfort zone a bit. I taught a workshop for certified medical coders. Yes, I got up in front of a room full of strangers and spoke and put myself out there. I was terrified and exhilarated at the same time. I didn’t think I could do it, but was so …

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Hey, You Never Know!

A few years ago, I posted about winning the lottery, or not winning. I still haven’t won. I can’t seem to even win another lotto ticket! Maybe it’s because I don’t play consistently, or maybe it’s because the universe knows I am okay without it. 😊 Still, I wish the universe didn’t have so much …

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For the Recovering Perfectionist in All of Us

Still working on this daily… Little Miss Perfect CHERYL FASSETT ♦ SEPTEMBER 15, 2016 ♦ Hello, my name is Cheryl, and I am a perfectionist. We need to start an intervention group for perfectionism. Maybe they exist already. [Note to self: Google this because you need help.] I am one of those folks who let …

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Brick by Brick

So this was happening next door to my office building the last few weeks… The old hotel-turned-nursing-home next door has stood empty for years. It is finally being taken down to make room for a luxury apartment building. Not being well-versed in construction and de-construction, I assumed that this would happen in one fell swoop …

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