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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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Monday Morning Pick-Me-Up

Let’s face it. Monday’s are rough. The end of the freedom that came with the weekend, the start of a long week, the return to work. To help ease you into your week, I wanted to share a little something that made me smile.

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The Life Uncommon

I have had a song stuck in my head recently. It’s strange, because I haven’t actually heard the song in a long time, but it is stuck nonetheless. Jewel sings “Life Uncommon,” and as we celebrate Independence Day here in the U.S. and I contemplate blog topics in the same vein, the chorus is ringing …

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Celebrating Independence

I watched my nephew graduate from high school last week and I cheered for all 189 students in his class as they celebrated this milestone in their lives. It reminded me of a post that I had written about becoming independent as we grow older and what independence has meant to me throughout my life. I …

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The Fool at Peace

Some would say that I am too trusting. I tend to give people and situations the benefit of the doubt. I like to believe that there is good in everyone and that people don’t have ulterior motives. I am sure I have been taken advantage of because of this. But I do truly believe that …

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With Age Comes Wisdom

I had a birthday last week. Yep, I turned 49. I always find people’s reactions to birthdays curious. My favorite reaction is when they argue with me, insisting that I can’t possibly be as old as I am. I take those as compliments, assuming it is because I don’t look that old as opposed to …

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When the Muse Speaks

Life can come at us at warp speed sometimes. I just had six non-work days in a row and had planned a lovely stay-cation with lots of books, wine and naps. I needed it. Since early last fall, every day off from my day job found me in some sort of class, tending to a …

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