Category Archives: personal growth

Litter Bug

I am very blessed to live in a nice middle class neighborhood with a great trail system, which I run twice a week.  I run past a small marsh, thick with cattails where the redwinged blackbirds like to perch.  The … Continue reading

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Off the Wagon

I am a sugar addict.  Much like an alcoholic can’t stop at one bottle of beer but will drink until he either finishes the entire six-pack (or passes out); I can’t stop at one cookie, but will eat until I … Continue reading

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Under the Influence

My wonderful daughter is having a rough summer. Nothing terrible, but while her friends are lolling at the pool, she’s staring at a computer, slogging away through “Math 3” again.  In Colorado, there’s a lengthy process that must be followed … Continue reading

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Lies I Tell My Dentist

It was my semi-annual cleaning.  As she left the room, the hygienist told the dentist that my gums weren’t bleeding as much as they did last time.  “That’s great,” he smiled.  “Flossing every day now?” Without missing a beat, I … Continue reading

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The Dining Room Table

I sold my dining room table last week.  I helped the young couple squeeze it through my front door and hoisted the lead-like behemoth into the back end of their Outback.  As they drove away, I saw the big empty … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas: Not Really

Christmas 2011 has the excitement of last night’s ginger ale still sitting in the lipstick stained glass on the counter. My children are teenagers, my parents are the only family I have in town and most of my closest friends … Continue reading

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Rolling with the Storm

I am an optimist.  I do not wallow in negative feelings.  When I am sad, I have a list of things I can do that will typically distract me.  When I am angry, I have tools that I have learned … Continue reading

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