Are You a Goal Setter?

Dec 31

Are You a Goal Setter?

I USED TO BE AWESOME AT SETTING AND REACHING GOALS. I got over a back injury, out of debt, through undergraduate and graduate school while raising my two sons. I started two new careers,  finished several books, and eight years ago, met the man that would become my husband. Whatever I set my laser focus on, I seemed to be able to achieve. But for some reason,...

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The Displaced

Nov 08

The Displaced

I NEVER CRY. Well, that’s not entirely true, but I am generally not sentimental, and I almost never cry over international tragedies over which I have zero control. But this morning, the New York Times gave me the dubious opportunity to open up my tear ducts. I get most of our news online, but on Sundays, I indulge in an old-school, paper newspaper. This...

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The Lunch Date

Nov 05

The Lunch Date

WATCH THIS 10-minute FILM at your next Saturday Salon instead of pulling a question from the hat. Then ask the simple question “What was this film about?”  You will be so surprised at the variety of answers you will get! Great way to learn something about yourself and others. Perception is everything! Things are not as obvious as we think they...

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Is it Too Late?

May 25

Is it Too Late?

Saturday Salon Question: What can be gained by talking deeply with people who hold views vastly different from your own? WE VISITED MY DAD THE OTHER DAY and I was surprised by how far right he’s become in his politics. Maybe he was always that way, but too polite to say. Being in your 80′s gives you a certain license to speak more freely. He asked me what...

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Digging Out of Debt

Apr 29

Digging Out of Debt

ARE YOU IN DEBT AND DON’T KNOW WHAT TO DO? If you’re feeling discouraged or overwhelmed, know the power is within you to change your circumstances.Anyone can do it.I’m all about visualizing and thinking positively, but sometimes, you also need to do the work. Some miracles don’t happen overnight, but we can make them happen. My life is living...

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Why are You Here?

Apr 05

Why are You Here?

WHY ARE YOU HERE? This girl looks like she knows exactly why she’s here, and is proud of it!  She would have no trouble, I’m sure, telling you and taking whatever punishment is  meted out by the principal or her parents for fighting. Most kids are not so honest with themselves. “Why are you here?” is a powerful question parents need to add...

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