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March 14, 2018

It’s Our Time

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When I began D by denise (almost a year ago!), I did so with the notion that being a modern middle-aged professional woman went beyond the office, workspace, and home. It’s more than putting on a suit and heading into rush hour every day...

February 21, 2018

Impact Of Our Time, Talent, or Treasure

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Last year, I wrote about Our Sixth Sense. That, as a middle-aged woman, it’s a privilege to carve out capacity to give back: “Beyond the ability to help others and be inspired by outstanding individuals encountered through these journe...

October 25, 2017

Our Sixth Sense

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With the transition of life stages comes the luxury for some to re-purpose time that was once focused on raising children, attending school and sporting activities, being the car-pool taxi and assisting with science fair projects and hom...

Bad Ass - busy day
October 18, 2017

The New 4 Letter Word

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How many times a day do you hear the word busy, or maybe, say it yourself? It’s become a common 4 letter word that I must say (in my personal opinion) is so overused.  A few weeks ago, I was at my wits end one day when conversations I...

Celebration Bubbly
July 18, 2017

Why Don’t We Celebrate Enough?

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This past weekend at the lake, Michael and I, and a handful of our summer friends attended a”traditional hall” 25th wedding anniversary party. Besides an outstanding meal, the heartfelt speeches, and an amazing video capturing snippets o...

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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...