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Never Say Never

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Never Say Never . . . The Universe Hears You!! If I could be my own life coach, I would always point a finger at this face and say, “Never say never!!!!” I might also say, “Don’t be snarky or judgmental.” Why?? Because the universe pays attention to these moments and decides to perform an “I’ll show her moment.” Over and over again I have said never . . . and then over and over again what I never wanted to happen . . . did! The twist is that those never moments turn out to be quite beautiful! Very…

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“Let the Genie Out of the Bottle” – Idioms for Idiots

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“Let the Genie Out of the Bottle!” What the heck does that mean??!!! When does one use this phrase to make a real impact? Or a better question, do we even use it?? A few years ago, a dear colleague of mine would drop this bomb of an idiom when working with customers. Every time she did, I would sit there with a silent puzzled expression on my face trying to process how in the world that applies to what she just said. For instance: “We are going provide you with outstanding service and let the genie out of the…

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Food Porn – It’s A Real Thing

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“…Ode To Cheese, Beja and Feta, In all types of weather. Ode To Cheese, For those on a diet, or trying to get fatter. Ode To Cheese, with crackers and wine, with grapes can flatter. Ode To Cheese, when you’re sad and happy, Cheese just fits ….” Life Poem Cheese is my Food Porn . . . What’s yours? As I write this, I specifically recall a distant memory of sitting in my high school health class in 1984. I can still visualize the Ferris Bueller institutionalized classroom setting where I resided in the assigned birch colored all-in-one desk (in…

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“Frankly” Speaking…Serendipity Happens

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“Vital lives are about action. You can’t feel warmth unless you create it, can’t feel delight until you play, can’t know serendipity unless you risk.” ― Joan Erickson Serendipity, duplicity, God’s plan, magical, or the cosmos? Whatever it is, it is happening to me these past few weeks. Grab a cup of coffee and listen to this story . . . One of the top romantic movies is “Serendipity”. The chance encounter. The instant connection. The familiarity of a stranger. Yes, I love the thought of destiny bringing two souls together. It’s the same for most of us, I imagine.…

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Keeping A Distance

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What do you think?  Do long distance relationships work?  So many people . . . so many opinions!  As you are pondering this question, only evaluate long-distance dating…not marriage.  That is a completely different conversation and deserves much earned respect. Here’s my story:  For the past nine months, a wonderful friend and soul-mate of mine moved away.  Boohoo!  He really believes a long distance relationship can work, I do not!  Residing in two different states with thousands of miles between is like eating empty calories.  Good for the quick moment of conversation, video chatting, or texting.  But it really leaves…

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The Story of Captain Underpants

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Dating is NEVER easy. This song is sung as a loud consensus from my friends both young and old. It was not easy when I was 16, 20, and now 28 years later. Recently ‘Happily Divorced’, I decided to try my luck again and start fishing in the ‘There’s a lot of fish in the ocean scene’. It has been almost 30 years for me, and with modern technologies and communications, I embark somewhat optimistic. It began one lonely night when I nervously decided to create my first profile on a free dating site. Pictures speak volumes, so I posted both modest and conservative pics of myself…

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I’m Fine

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I’m fine…I say with a confident arching hand wave and higher than normal pitch in my voice.  How many times a day do I say this to those who I are written in my daily story.  Some may see me and think that this girl suppresses the true horror and pressures within.  The truth of the matter is that all is good, really good, when compared to so many people.  My sister put it in perspective for me during our epic backpack trip this past summer. Yes, my Super-Sister knows who she is and protects that truth every day.  Her…

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