Woman to Woman

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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Reach New Heights

There are times when I see myself behaving a certain way—childish, bossy, entitled—and I don’t like what I see. Or I hear my tone—in an email, or making a remark to my husband—and I don’t like what I hear. A little voice pipes up inside my head, saying, “This isn’t…
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Stepping Stones

Sometimes things happen in life that make you feel like you’ve been knocked over the head by a two-by-four. First, there are the Big Things, like losing a job or losing someone dear to you. Then there are the times when your life is moving merrily along, and all of…
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A Little Boost

Dear Readers, I got my 15 minutes of fame last month when I was chosen by Inside Business to receive the Women in Business Achievement Award. It’s all thanks to my friend, Marcy Germanotta of the Girl Scout Council of Colonial Coast, who nominated me. If it weren’t for people…
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Do Good, Be Good

Recently someone reminded me of the starfish story. Here’s one version:  A young man is walking along the ocean and sees a beach on which thousands and thousands of starfish have washed ashore. Further along he sees an old man, walking slowly and stooping often, picking up one starfish after…
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