Woman to Woman

Pause and Connect

In early November I got a message on my phone from my mom’s bridge partner at Atlantic Shores. Dorie called to say she was so thrilled to see the article in our November issue about P.E.O. “I’m a member,” she said and went on to tell a little more about…
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A Mind of Its Own

Being mindful is a challenge for me. My mind has a mind of its own, I guess you could say, and when I try to be present in the moment, thoughts bounce around my brain like ping-pong balls. Sometimes it feels like there’s a Rube Goldberg machine in my head—with…
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Gold & Silver

Remember the Girl Scout song we sang when we were young? “Make new friends, but keep the old. One is silver and the other’s gold.” When was the last time you made a new friend? I know, it’s easy to hang with the pals you’ve known forever. They understand you,…
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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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