Happier Holidays – Part 4 (12/2/22)

We're almost there! Here are my last few ideas to help you create stress-free holidays. Gift 8: Think carefully before you get “carried away” with holiday enthusiasm. Many years ago a dear friend invited me to a “cookie exchange.” In theory...

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Happier Holidays – Part 3 (11/18/22)

Gift 5: Spending time with people you love is a wonderful gift, and special holidays can be lonely without them. If you’re spending the holidays away from home and family this year, you don’t have to do it alone....

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Happier Holidays – Part 2

If you enjoyed “Happier Holidays, Part 1” have you thought of any other gifts you can give yourself as the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays approach?  Customs and traditions can be amazing Gifts in the life of any family. Little...

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Happier Holidays – Part 1 (10/21/22)

At a recent luncheon with several of my blog readers, the talk turned to the upcoming holidays. They laughed when I shared the title of a recent magazine article I’d read: How to Survive Thanksgiving and Christmas. Survive?? Really??...

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Ziplining through Change (9/30/22)

A friend just sent me a photo from our ziplining trip in Alaska a few years ago. Dealing with change can be like ziplining if you’ve had days that leave you thinking, “This is not what I signed up...

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What’s the Name of Your Storm? (9/2/22)

Even though I lead women’s retreats all over the US, I live in Louisiana. Like so many of you in our area, every year I prepare, plan, worry (and pray) to be spared from those destructive storms we call...

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How Big is your “Classroom”? (8-19-22)

“Back to school” happenings this week remind me of an important yearly ritual when our three kids were in school. Two weeks before classes began, we would drive to school and read the homeroom class lists taped to the...

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Re-Writing Your Life Script (7/22/22)

We recently had the thrill of attending Hamilton at the Saenger Theater in New Orleans. Since this wasn’t a typical play I prepared by reading all the lyrics, along with an article titled “Hamilton for dummies.” Very helpful!...

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Friends Are the Family We Choose (7-8-22)

Taking Care of YOU means making good choices in every area of your life. And that includes surrounding yourself with positive people who support and encourage you, tell you the truth (even when you might not want to hear...

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Making Your List… and Checking it Twice

As of June 1, we in the South are asking: “How can it be Hurricane Season already?” Of course hurricanes are now traveling to states they’ve never been before. Depending on where you live, you may worry about tornadoes,...

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