An Unconventional Life

Before and After -- And You Know... The Middle 1
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Before and After — And You Know… The Middle

Remember the movie Pretty Woman? You know, the one from about 30 years ago (gulp, yes, it was that long ago) where Julia Robert’s character is rescued and transformed from being a paid escort to being a valued and treasured…

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Self-Care Means “Don’t Compare”

Theodore Roosevelt said: “Comparison is the thief of joy.” And boy-howdy is it! Honestly, I don’t know if it’s perimenopause or turning 51 this Thursday (November 14th) or what, but there’s a WHOLE LOT of comparing going on in my…

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Self-Care: What it REALLY Is 3
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Self-Care: What it REALLY Is

My theme at our Italian Retreat 2 weeks ago was “Self-Care”. When you get inspired to create something, you get called to live it in your own life. Alignment.Integrity.Trust.Leadership.Service. If you want to have any or all of those elements…

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Lessons from an Emergency Landing

https://youtu.be/ggol_NuhSqE The video version of this story What’s been tapping on you…On your shoulderYour soulYour mind… About your health Your homeOr your habits?That thing that you keep waiting for more timeOr less holidays to finally take the plungeTo actually take…

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I would have loved to have you in my life

I would have loved to have you in my life But you didn’t love me for who I was So I was sad and thought there was something to fix in me I sought acceptance and approval from other peopleIn…

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5 Parenting Wins: An Honest Conversation 'Part I' 6
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5 Parenting Wins: An Honest Conversation ‘Part I’

There’s enough guilt, shame, worry, comparison, and regret that naturally comes as the side dishes to raising kids so, It’s nice to hear when you do things ‘right’ as a parent. Today’s blog is based on a question I asked…

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Food, Adventure, and Being a Ninja

“Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.” The White Queen, Alice Through the Looking Glass, by Lewis Carroll Hey friends!You know what I’m doing this week… Thinking of you. Thinking of what might be inspiring…

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It’s All a Blessing

  Ciao Friends! I’m in Ravello to celebrate my 50th on November 14th and I can’t begin to tell you the magic that is unfolding. I will tell the fuller story when I return. In the meantime, here is something…

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The Power of the Spoon

  Growing up Italian, there is this special relationship we have with the wooden spoon. It’s a staple in the kitchen for many reasons: You can use it to brown the meat for the gravy (yes, that’s what we call…

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A Song for You in the Middle of the Pain

    I was texting with a friend of mine who was feeling a deep ache. A few months ago, her son was going through a lot and had a trigger of depression and anxiety from some old bullying in…

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