Category: My thoughts

Trying to Keep Perspective When Times are Tough

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I told my sister I was thinking of not doing a Christmas card this year. We were supposed to have family pictures done and now that we’re up against a time crunch, I’m not exactly feeling full of cheer and cheesy poses. I don’t want to worry over matching outfits, the perfect lighting, etc. I’m …

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Honest Confessions from Inside the Dressing Room

I went shopping for a dress tonight to wear to my (20 year, yikes) class reunion. As I wandered through Macy’s some nice big cozy sweatshirts caught my eye. Perfect fall attire. But no, I was on a mission. I resisted the urge to look and went to the formal dress section. In the juniors …

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Eliminating the Negative: An Exercise in Being Grateful

Grateful

I’m so tired of worry and frustration. Worry about finances, health, my children, the future. The frustration with work, not enough time in the day, not getting enough exercise. Sometimes these pity parties snowball into a bank of negativity. And I’m so over it. To remedy this,  I wrote down what I am grateful for. I …

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Stupid Pink Ribbons

stupid pink ribbons, get regular exams

Pink ribbons are everywhere! Grocery products donating proceeds to breast cancer research, pink ribbon socks, tees, earrings, etc., sports teams wearing pink ribbon patches; it’s clear that our society wants to save the boobies! But did you know that most other types of cancer have a color to represent support for it too? When was the last …

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What if You Only Had Six Months to Live?

Close your eyes, or turn away from the screen, and ponder that question for just 30 seconds or so. What would you do? When I first heard this question asked of me yesterday as an exercise at a meeting, I felt really uncomfortable. I worry enough as it is, I really didn’t want to seriously …

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