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Tools for women as we use the shit from our past and the dreams for our future to become the best damn version of ourselves today.

Tell Your Story Aug 10, 2021

I took a big step last week.

One that I didn't see coming.

One that I hadn't planned or prepared for.

You might have seen my social media post on August 5th.

In that post, I revealed a shadow that I had been hiding behind - my childhood trauma and the subsequent dysfunctional adulting that...

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It's a Grey Nickerbean! Aug 03, 2021

Yesterday, on our daily walk in sunny south Florida, we decided to take the street route, instead of the beach route for a change of scenery.

I'm glad we did because it really was an adventure in native plants. What you may not know about me is that I have a special place in my heart for...

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3 Things I Wish I Knew About Letting Go Jul 27, 2021

One of the outcomes of getting my sh*t together, has been the return of a good night sleep!  Not too long ago, I slept horribly. I didn't go to bed until 11 or 12:00 at night, slept for a couple of hours, would wake up restless and unable to return to sleep for a couple of hours and then...

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Chasing Candyland Jul 20, 2021

When I was in my thirties, I could check off many of the boxes that most people would consider necessary for a happy and successful life. Like so many other women, I spent most of my energy creating a loving family and establishing what I planned to be a long, lucrative career.

The childhood...

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Are You Suffering from Spray and Pray? Jul 06, 2021

As a coach for teachers and administrators, one of the practices we worked to minimize, or better yet eliminate, was the "spray and pray" method of teaching.

It looks like this:

During a math lesson, the teacher introduces a new concept to the whole class and literally unloads information on the...

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Facing Uncertainty Jun 30, 2021

This photograph of a sunset on Owasco Lake was taken exactly two years ago.

I was at a crossroads, and I knew it.

I was separated from my husband of 32 years, my relationships with most members of my family were in disarray and I was having near panic attacks each day around money because I had...

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Mind-blowing Truths About Your Past best damn version of yourself gifts from the past letting go of the past mind blowing truths Jun 22, 2021

Not that long ago, I was a high school principal in a small rural community in northern New York. It was an interesting place where my students struggled with blending the traditions of the past with their emerging excitement about the power, freedom and accessibility technology offered them.

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