What Two Girl Scouts Can Teach Us All

It happened at a grocery store on a Sunday evening. Hubbie and I were pooped from a day of errand-filled frenzy and this was our last stop on the journey. As we made our way down to the parking garage, loaded up with bags, there stood two adorable little Girl Scouts. Lily and Lisa. I don’t mind telling you that, as we made our way down the stairs and saw...
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Our Little Walk Through the Fear Pile

Stupid, freakin’ fear. I hate it. And, sad to say, I’m walking in a big, glumpy pile of it as I write this. Walk with me for a moment, won’t you? As we begin, let me first acknowledge how ironic this post feels already. I’ve written lots of blogs on how to tackle fear. Heck, I even dedicated a chapter of my last book to the sucker. Throughout it all I’ve ...
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This is a Test. Let’s Play.

Well, there’s been a momentous occasion in the life of Deirdre. Momentous, I say. I quit my gym. Those of you who know me will understand why this is such a big deal…that up to now my body-building hobby has actually been an enormous part of my life. Every single day of it. For years. But now I’ve decided to make the physical activity switch from this ind...
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When Stupid, Ugly Numbers Freak You Out

So I got my credit card statement yesterday. Immediately my heartbeat picked up speed. After all, my spending has been a bit…shall we say…active during my recent travels. And so I did what many of us would do. I shut my eyes and willed it to go away. Which, of course, didn’t work. It was easy to freak out. After all, I’d allowed myself to live in blissfu...
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Why We All Should Stop Freaking Out

I freaked out the other day. In fact, I freaked out a few times…all due to a chain of events within about two hours. If you know me, you know that my freak-outs can be a bit...dramatic. It went something like this: First, I answered one last email before leaving the office and made myself late for a meeting with a client Then, I made a pit-stop on the w...
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