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No, What YOU Need to Do Is…

If there ever was a sentence starter that causes me to twinge, roll my eyes on the inside, and tune out all at once, it’s, “What you need to do is…”  Who do people think they are, telling me what I need to do?  How is it they feel the need to offer their solution… Continue reading No, What YOU Need to Do Is…

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Time to Quit Your Daydream

I know, I know.  The popular saying is “Don’t quit your daydream,” and here I am saying the opposite: quit your daydream.  No, I am not saying to give up on your hopes for your life.  No, there is nothing wrong with wanting more and wanting to add more to the lives of others.  I… Continue reading Time to Quit Your Daydream

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U.P.C.L.O.S.E. – 7 Rules of Engagement

In many ways, social media has provided us with ways to connect to those across the world.  Yet, many struggle to relate in healthy ways to those who are “up close.”  Rather than feel connected, they report feeling more alone and isolated.  How can this be? Have we lost the ability to engage one-on-one?  Are… Continue reading U.P.C.L.O.S.E. – 7 Rules of Engagement

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How to Have a Healthy Relationship

Relationships!  They can be tricky. There is the business of maintaining a sense of self and sharing space and time with another.  It doesn't matter if the relationship is with a friend, co-worker, or intimate partner; making sure things stay healthy takes work.  Below are seven tips on how to have healthy connections with friends and… Continue reading How to Have a Healthy Relationship

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I Am Her

I am her I am her I am her I am the middle-aged woman who knows a thing or two, but is still a student; learning and growing I am at an age where self-definition means: being willing to redefine myself over, and over, again I’m repurposing purpose, and reshaping my shape; while figuring out… Continue reading I Am Her

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Did Social Networking Ruin Our Relationships?

Close to 30 years ago my African American History professor (whose name escapes me) predicted the detriment the Walkman™ would have on relationships. He wondered why people found it necessary to plug their ears when in public.  He questioned if people did this to avoid talking and used the Walkman™ as an excuse to disconnect… Continue reading Did Social Networking Ruin Our Relationships?

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Why We Blame the Victim

While watching an episode of Criminal Minds, I found myself yelling at the woman on the screen.  I heard myself say things like, “Oh my gosh, you’re so stupid!  Really, you thought that was a good idea?” The worse yet, “Well, you asked for what’s coming next.” Earlier that day, I read similar comments regarding a report of… Continue reading Why We Blame the Victim