Recognizing Privilege In A World Of #FirstWorldProblems

Humans Of New York

Warning:  This is going to be a really random post by me… I’ve had to prune it twice as I went on a serious venting about how annoyed I already am with election season and the “us vs. them” rhetoric that keeps everyone divided and nobody moving forward…that rant will be saved for another day.  For now,

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When You Just Need A Giant Reset Button…Searching For Home & Starting Over.

Charleston North Carolina Mansion- My future home

The famous fountain in Charleston, SC.  The pineapple is a symbol for hospitality, what I have been searching for on a 2.5 week trip…friendly, hospitable and warm. I have been on the road most of June and July.  After a difficult season last fall & starting over on my own in early winter, plus a

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The Alchemy Of Gratitude: Turning Opposition Into Opportunity

Your attitude is magical. Gratitude is powerful.  Alchemy, magic- is real.  Use your mind to transform your life

The last few months have been challenging as most people have noted- in the fall, I called off my engagement.  In the spring, I dealt with the devastating impact pancreatic cancer took upon a dear friend and mentor, and had to say my goodbyes- dealing with grief in an entirely new way.  Just two weeks

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If You’re Going Through Hell, Keep Going. Advice For Anyone Going Through Tight Times

Struggling financially?  It's okay- you're not alone.  A bit of advice and encouragement if you're pinching pennies and struggling from someone who has been there

One of the emails I get most often from readers who read this blog is A.) How to know if you’re doing the right thing in life (when paying down debt, going back to school, saving up for a wedding because B.) It’s been a long hard road, and even though you may be doing

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I Just Got LAID (Off)….and it feels so good!

I got laid off and started my own blog and business

My new office… the kitchen table.  Which also doubles as a meeting center and impromptu photo studio.   Okay- so maybe it doesn’t in fact, feel so good….I would take a real lay, or a Hawaiian lei, or even a layover any day over a lay (off).  Blessings come in all shapes and sizes.  When

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