Category Archives: Inspiration

Look Up Day Abroad

This Look Up Day, I celebrate abroad with new friends in New Zealand, you (virtually), and of course my clan wherever they may be: Midwest, Florida, Spain, New England, Arizona, Cuba, Hawaii, or New York. Every 27th of the month, I share Look Up Day with you to remind you to: 1) Be aware of…
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Non-traditional Therapists

Although I used both traditional and non-traditional therapists in my life-changing recovery spanning trauma, divorce, and loss of job. I found out that much therapy can be done outside of a counselor's office. I bet you didn't know that you don't always have to lie on someone else's couch. There are non-traditional methods that worked for me.…
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Dose of Friendship

Although much of my physical and emotional recovery from my accident in 2009, I had to do myself, I quickly learned that you need a clan or a pack of people that support you. No single person can be there for you all the time, nor can they know the perfect thing to say or…
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Recreating My Cheese

In 2009, I had my cheese knocked out of me, not just moved. I suffered a traumatic accident that not only put my health on hold but also my career. After recovering nearly nine months later, my job no longer existed. The company decided to cut the fat and live off of residual income, no…
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Look Up Day and Pictures

Celebrated every 27th of the month, I created Look Up Day in 2010 to remind us all of a powerful lesson I learned from a life-changing accident nearly five years ago. In order to honor this heightened perspective and knowledge, I share Look Up Day with you. It is a day to be aware of…
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I’m allergic to

One of the most common questions I get at the doctor's office or local pharmacy is, "Are you allergic to anything?" My typical answer is, "No, I'm not allergic to anything." Having spent most of 2009 and 2010 in and out of ICU, hospitals, and doctor offices because of an accident and a lengthy recovery,…
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You Only Live Once – Carpe Diem

Are you getting your YOLO dose of dessert first, nightcaps, sunshine, bubble baths, adrenaline, and bacon? If you haven’t heard the original quote from Mark Twain, let me repeat. “Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things that you DIDN’T than the ones you did.” What are you waiting for? Although…
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A Text for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is a mixed bag. It all depends on which side of the fence you are on: with a Valentine or without. Don’t get me wrong I love a good spoiling on Valentine’s Day. I’ve been showered with multiple bouquets of roses, taken out to dinner, whisked away for getaways, and who knows this…
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Inspired to Walkabout

Don’t be fooled by the title, I’m not an aborigine. However, just like those Down Under, my walkabout was a rite of passage. In my early-thirties, I suffered a near death accident, had a painful divorce, and lost my job. I found myself at a life-change, needing to clear my head and a change of…
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Taking the Road Less Traveled

Although I have been known to color between the lines and jump through various hoops to graduate from UW-Madison and also UM-Boston, I’ve found my biggest successes have come from creating an alternate path. I was reminded of this as I recently accomplished another feat, turning in my manuscript to my editor just this past…
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