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The Power of a Card

  • August 20, 2019

  In today’s world, of short snippets, auto reply comments and just send an email or text, it is easy to lose the power of REAL connection.  We can go thru the motions to send a nice note, check it…

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Life, Love and Staying Together

  • July 16, 2019

It seems that lately, I have been asked or in conversation about relationships.  Specifically, about romantic relationships and how you know whether they will last. It’s an age-old topic. Relationships are complicated and as the world spins faster, it can…

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Thanks for your patience

  • July 12, 2019

It’s been awhile since my last blog post. Thank you for your patience. It feels good to be back writing especially from the shores of Leech Lake in Minnesota. The “time out” from my blog afforded me the opportunity to…

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The Difference Makers

  • February 8, 2019

A few years ago, I took time to reflect on my journey and identify the difference makers in my life.  As I made my list, I noticed a pattern in why they were the difference makers. Today, I want to…

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REAL LIFE connections matter most

  • February 4, 2019

We are more connected than any other time in human history, and yet the most isolated.  The promise of technology has delivered an amazing ability to efficiently get connected.  But it lacks the ability to do what really matters to…

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Set GIFT goals, not SHOULD goals.

  • January 8, 2019

Have you set your goals for 2019 yet?  This process of declaring what we will stop, start and continue doing is fraught with both joy and dread.  The joy of starting something new or saying “so long” to a tough…

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YOU are the Present

  • December 11, 2018

You are the Present        It was early, the sun hadn’t come up yet and the smell of my coffee filled the air.  I loved this time of day and the gift of quiet time. Each new day…

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Just one day

  • October 30, 2018

It was the end of summer, the crackle of a bonfire, the sounds of loons in the distance and the full moon glistening on the water surrounded us.  It was the first night I had worn jeans in months and…

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Choose to Decide

  • October 30, 2018

The average adult makes 35,000 decisions everyday compared to 3000 for young children.  Although some of us may want to debate the number, I think we would all agree there are lots of decisions we make and their effect on…

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In plain sight

  • October 16, 2018

It was the fall season, my favorite time of year.  The football games, the color of the leaves, the crisp fall air, unpacking my favorite sweater and the long walks in the field with my family and four legged friends…

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