Tag: Raleigh

Little girls, daddies,and flowers!

Today, I overheard a little girl, 8-10ish, say, “Thank you, Daddy.” I looked over to see her holding a beautiful bouquet of purple flowers that went very well with her purple dress. Then she went on to say where she would put them in the house, etc. I couldn’t help it – I looked at…
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Stereotyping

Today, I am thankful for slow lines at Walmart. Did I just say that? Yes. Why? Shortly after having sent a friend a text message about the check out system at my local Walmart, I had a very cool conversation with quite an interesting young man. I happened to walk by this young man with…
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Kids and Step-kids

Have you ever had writer’s block, and told people you have it? The ideas just come flying in! Grin. I think I’ll take one of those ideas and run with it. It was suggested I write about kids/step-kids, the same or different. Ok, I’ll bite. I was previously married, before my current husband of 26…
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What is the point?

I always have the hubby proofread my blogs. Sometimes he says, “It’s fine, but I don’t see the point.” Hmmm. The point of any good blog, at least from a life coach perspective (in my opinion) is to leave people thinking. Not wondering, “What the heck was that all about?”, but thinking – “What did…
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Quiet the noise!

Have you ever wished you were in a cartoon, and when all the noise got to be too much you could scream “QUIET!” and silence would prevail? Jim & I were reading in bed on a recent cool summer night, with the windows open. He must have thought I was nuts when I turned and…
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How comfortable are you with public speaking?

I’ve heard it said that most people would rather face death than speak in front of a group. I wouldn’t necessarily go that far, but… public speaking is not my favorite thing. Many years ago, I was in a teen pageant. I made it to the finals because of my speech. I had given the…
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Compromise is important in any relationship

Have you ever been at opposite ends of an issue with someone? Whether it’s in a work relationship, family, or friends – most of us have found ourselves miles apart on how something should be done. How did you resolve that issue? There a few different ways to get things done. • You can take…
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NC Womens Veterans Summit 2014

Yesterday, I was at the North Carolina Women Veterans Summit in Raleigh, as a volunteer with the USO-NC/RDU. It was amazing to see the large number of women, from all eras, in attendance. I know we have women in today’s military, but there were many from the Vietnam War and prior years. Good for them.…
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Ask not for whom the bell tolls…

It tolls for thee. ~John Donne~ Recently, I have had some conversations with people about untimely death and many of them have expressed a great fear of it. I do understand the topic of death is a touchy subject, but as David Heckel once said, “Talking about sex doesn’t make you pregnant, and talking about…
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Getting into a routine

I need my routine! How many of you get out of sync when your routine is interrupted? The snow storm this week has allowed me to completely lose track of what day it is! My husband has been home from work a lot this week, which is highly unusual – due to hazardous road conditions.…
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