The Boomerang Effect

A recent work trip found me networking with two women I hadn’t met before.  It didn’t take long before I noticed a pattern pop up. Let’s see if you catch it. Woman #1: Whew, it’s so great to be here because I thought I might not make it. My daughter just had her wisdom teeth out and it turns out they were all impacted… Woman #2: I know what you mean! My ...
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Digging Out of the Talking-Trap

I fell into a trap recently. A talking-trap. A guy-who-wouldn’t-stop-talking-to-me-no-matter-what-I-did trap. It happened while Hubbie and I were vacationing in a rented RV up in the wine country. It turns out the small-ish living space inside the RV had nothing on the teensy space outside of it. Case and point? Here’s a photo of our RV. Right next to ...
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The Truth About Your Stuck-ness

So…you may have missed it, but we recently passed through another holiday. Groundhog Day. It’s a funny little holiday with a funny little tradition, involving - some might say - a funny little animal. While most of us don't get too caught up in Groundhog Day, many of us do remember the famous Groundhog Day movie, where Bill Murray plays a guy wh...
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Your Critical Choice for the New Year

Well, the days leading into this fine new year had a bit of an unexpected flavor. I present to you two different scenarios, and invite you to figure out which one is true. Scenario #1 Just as we were getting down to the holiday, I pushed my body to the point where I caught a nasty head cold. It began right after Christmas and slowly eased into my c...
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When Frustration Hits…Ask Yourself This

Recently I found myself engaging in an annoying pattern of behavior. In just the past two weeks there have been several instances when I’ve tried to open a package of some kind. Once it was a hotel bar of soap. Once it was a packet of Vitamin C. Once it was a bag of airplane peanuts. All three times I’ve attacked the package. I’ve tried to pull it apar...
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How to Lighten Your REAL Load

Today finds me writing my blog not from my home state of California…but from my original home state of New York. How do I know I’m in the Empire State? The stores are filled with this… ...and the guys wear hats like this (and smile like this)… The thing that brought me to the east coast this time? A visit with family and friends. Trips ba...
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