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The Dump and Staying in my Hula-Hoop

We pulled up to the local dump. The line was long on this gorgeous sunny Sunday.  The BIG truck was almost more than I could handle.  As the driver, I was afraid I wouldn’t maneuver properly and possibly dump the load or hit the tight wall. I was worried I might be putting my daughter […]

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The Best Nest

In a span of four weeks I am moving both of my parents (79 and 82) into their respective downsizing living situations.  They are divorced and live very differently.  They live in different states, literally and figuratively.  My father loves simplicity and cleanliness.  My mother loves her stuff and is comforted by the nest she […]

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Who is in YOUR fan club?

Who is your number one fan?  Who do you go to when you want to make a major change in your life?  We all need someone in our corner. This fan might be a coach, confidant, friend, mentor…the list can go on and on. Here’s the thing…if you research all of the most successful people […]

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The pleasure of doughnuts…

Her gnarled fingers held the fork. I recognized those hands. They smoked cigarettes in front of me for years. They also held doughnuts with me every week. And, most importantly they drove a lime green Porsche, which was coveted by my 10-year old self. Those were the hands of my beloved childhood therapist, Dr. Dixie […]

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Birthing a business – myHeartykid is born

  Birthing a Business – myHeartykid is born…   I am always inspired to work on myself and grow, so I joined an incredible mastermind group with Susan Mayginnes called the Yoga of Leadership.  Her incredible group can be found here: While in this group I felt encouraged to do something big and bold. […]

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The gift of boredom

When kids say “I’m bored,” that just means they feel disconnected with themselves. How can we help a child feel more connected? Encourage them to do something for someone else. Feed a cat, water an herb garden, clean up the neighbor’s yard, do art, read a book or simply do some writing. Have a list […]

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A lofty goal!

I set a lofty goal for myself. I decided to run a half marathon the first weekend of my 50th year.  I jumped right in and started running – regularly and far (6 miles) for a non-runner.  Then the pain in my toe started.  I stopped running.  And I had to grow compassion for myself […]

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Compare & Despair

Do you like gravel rubbing against your tushy, then COMPARE yourself to your neighbor?  I share with clients that comparing yourself to your neighbor is like getting dropped off the teeter-totter when you were a kid. I get a good chuckle and instantly people understand that in comparing yourself there is a winner and a […]

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