Woman to Woman

Around the Bend

There’s a rumbling from the printer as it whirs and vibrates and spits out another page of this October issue for me to proof. Proofing is actually my favorite part of birthing each issue. Not that I don’t know what’s on the pages. In fact, I probably read each article…
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Living in Harmony

This has been the most distracting deadline ever. Two nights ago my son and his girlfriend went to the hospital, and yesterday my first grandchild was born!! I wanted to drop everything, go to the hospital, and see Lincoln up close. But the folks who print Tidewater Women would not…
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Daydream Believer

When was the last time you daydreamed? Just stared out the window at nothing and let your mind roam? It’s one of my favorite things to do. Often after a really busy day, I go sit on our veranda and watch the dragonflies and birds flit around our backyard. I…
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See You at the Beach!

Been to the beach yet? I’m embarrassed to say that so far this summer I haven’t put my barefoot in the sand once. The closest I came was a bike ride on the boardwalk—and then I got a flat tire, and we ended up walking back to Peter’s truck and…
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Take Time to Smell the Garlic

Dear Readers, Are you a pill popper? No, I don’t mean prescription pills. I’m talking about vitamins and supplements. I admit I take a few. I consider them to be inexpensive health insurance—extra doses of vitamins and nutrients for those days when I don’t eat balanced meals. Then there are…
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Keeping It Real

Whatever did we fill our time with before Facebook? In recent years, keeping track of people on our newsfeeds has become an obsession for many of us—and an incredible time sucker. What is the deal? First of all, there’s never an end to the things we can discover on Facebook—and…
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Unfinished Circles

Once many years ago a stranger told me the key to good mental health is not to have a lot of unfinished tasks staring you in the face every day. This person described them as unfinished circles. Anytime you finish a task, he told me, you are closing a circle.…
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