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Dainty Dog Delicacies - Supporting our veterans, first responders and their hero pups.
No relationship would be complicated if we did this.
September 12,2001: Do you remember that day?
Soul-stirring music and the pain of a slow suicide. Remembering Karen Carpenter.
Honoring Artisans, Craftsmen and Factory Workers this Labor Day.
15 Telltale Signs That You’re Reeling in the Years.
When you miss the one you love - even though it’s over.
Talking about the hard stuff: Why we need to stop avoiding the inevitable.
Be brave, Be bold, Be fearless - Let your spirit soar.
Who are you to judge?
The magic of spontaneity.
Successfully single - or not. The choice is yours.
The gift of being alone.
Why the Phrase “That’s Above my Pay Grade” Irritates me on So Many Levels.
Know when to say when: How to manage your grief and start living again.
Why we do the things we do.
Pets are family, too.
40 days. 40 nights.
Where true love begins.
Russia-Ukraine Crisis: May this wake us up.
How to know it’s time to end your relationship.
Who asked you to be the social media police?
Who’s to judge? Outdated societal ideas that need to be damned.
The Art of Leisure: 3 Tips to Incorporate Intentional Escapes into Every Day.
The Best Advice I have ever Received that I Apply to Every Area of my Life.
How to Find Gratitude in our Hardest Moments—Every Day.
Questioning your Drinking Habits? 6 Things to think about before you take that Next Sip.
3 tips to being genuinely you.
Some days are purely magical - & why we need to savor them.
We don’t hate each other. We hate politics.
We can’t buy zen, no matter how much we spend.
What deflates my holiday spirit. Bah humbug.
Just because it’s funny doesn’t mean it’s right.
6 things to contemplate as we end November and wrap up this year.
Why we need to acknowledge the past - not erase it.
Thanksgiving memories: there’s a part of my family in everything I do.
Chronic illness. I hate you.
Redefining boundaries in relationships: 4 reasonable expectations we should have.
This is what life is about.
What we can learn from the seasons - and how we can use them to transform.
A letter to the other woman: He’s not going to leave her for you.
In Search of Fulfillment: Knowing when to Seek Understanding & when to Let Go.
Life can be simple.
A feeling of nostalgia in these crazy modern times.
The difference between self-growth and selfishness.
4 ways to jumpstart adding some spice to your life.
Don’t call me. I’ll call you. 3 tips to set digital boundaries.
Why we need to open our hearts & connect with people
How to know if someone is right for you: five points to ponder
Dining with Demons: the Inner Battle of an Eating Disorder.
Forever a part of me.
It’s time to dive into the things that light a fire in your soul.
It’s not all about you.
When you fall in love with the natural sounds of life
How to heal from heartache
A question to ask ourselves when we feel sad
How I found peace and meaning after heartbreak
Is the need to control negatively impacting your life? 3 tips to help you let go.
Don’t settle for a relationship that’s just good enough
I Found a Place where Minds Explore, Hearts Heal & Souls Unite.
To the sons and daughters of complicated fathers
How to create the world we want to live in
6 Ways to Rethink Happiness & Apply to your Daily Life
Summer may not be so bad after all
To the woman who is afraid to fly
If you have something good to say - say it
Six reasons why I’ll continue to call my dog a fur baby
The art of dining
Home is where the heart is
What it means to be loving
Men are not from Mars. Women are not from Venus.
4 Reminders to Reconnect to your Body when you’re Feeling Tired & Out of Shape
What it means to be a woman
Pandemic Relief for those of us Feeling Bloated, Chubby & Tiredm
10 fun facts about the Irish in America
The problem with having a “winning attitude”
Vulnerability is not Weakness
Ignorant or stupid - who is to say?
The Liberation of Routine: 4 Ways to Help us Navigate our “New Normal”
3 Ways to handle the dark side of our emotions
To the Children I Never Had: Here are the Lessons I would Share with You
An Ode to the Simple Exchange of Pleasantries
Pandemic relief for those who let themselves go
The Root of our Learned Shame
The Only Happy Ending to Toxic Love
How to Love the Broken
Love Doesn’t Cower: Unrequited Love & 3 Salves for your Broken Heart
The true American superpowers
There is no Getting Over Someone
When your Heart is Shattered Beyond Repair
The Disturbing Truth about Social Media & Suicide
How to Celebrate Being a Woman & Love all of Ourselves (Flaws & All)
When it’s Time to Let Go of a Friendship
How to Build & Nurture a Relationship that Stands the Test of Time
How to Know if we’re in the Right Relationship
The Ugly Side of Humor in Relationships
If we Don’t Pursue our Passion, we Die a Little Each Day
Why we Need to just Say what we Mean
How to Repair a Broken Spirit
I Miss the Person I Thought you Were—the Love I Thought we Had
It's not my way or the highway
Don't Fall Apart if they Leave (True Love Always Finds a Way)
Beyond Insecurity: The Road to Self-Love & Trust
How to use Self-Destructive Behavior as your Check Engine Light
Why Living in the Moment is more than just a Cute Quote
How to Deal with Ignorant People
Unconditional Love does not mean Losing yourself & Ignoring Toxic Behavior