Red wine with friends
June 7, 2017

I’d Love To Have Wine With…

Live, Relationships

We all need inspiration. It’s the motivator we need on the tough days, the energy we need when we’re exhausted and feel like we have nothing more to give, and sometimes – it’s the push we didn’t quite want in the times we (eventually lea...

Mother and daughter visit over tea
May 10, 2017

Becoming a Mom: A Privilege

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I was twenty-four and Michael and I had been married two years. Thoughts of having a child began to fill some of our evening discussions. Was it the right time, how long would it take, could we financially afford to start a family and mo...

botox or not and being a middle aged woman
April 26, 2017

Botox or Not?

Live, Wellness

Yes I have tried it – more than once. In my mid forties, I became aware of the lines between my eyebrows (the “11s”). I didn’t like them – they made me look angry and as much as I consciously tried to relax my face I quickly c...

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April 17, 2017

My “Why”

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In high school, two of my elective courses were accounting and commercial art. Yes – two very opposite spectrums. My teenage girlfriends would quickly tell you we would spend hours looking through fashion magazines. I had the dream of be...

Turning 50
April 15, 2017

Celebrating 50

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On the morning of my 49th birthday (over a mimosa!), my dear friend Kristi asked “so what are we going to plan for your 50th?” Oh my gosh – fifty – that was suppose to be my mom’s age, not mine! But in reality, it was only a ye...

April 15, 2017

Starting off My Work Week

Career, Live

I love having an office in my home, especially Monday mornings. It’s my office time – no sharing, no one around other than an occasional visit or bark from my furry adopted girl, Chloe. I block the first half of the morning to enjoy a ...