Thanks for the Angst

It’s easy to be thankful for the mashed potatoes and gravy of our lives. You know, those rich, scrumptious moments when everything is going well. But what about when it isn’t? What about those angst-filled, up-all-night-times that make us question what it’s all about? If you’re like me, you’ve ...

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From Muck To Magic

Have you ever been so stuck in the muck that it felt like you’d never get out? Well, that was me one very dark night last September. I’ll never forget my husband Will and I just sitting in our backyard, staring up at the full moon. It seemed to stare back, asking “How could you?” That ...

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Dragonfly Freedom

How I Broke Out of Prison

Even though I’ve grown up in a free country, I’ve spent most of my life behind bars imprisoned by a cruel and tyrannical dictator: My Mind. Since childhood, the Voice In My Head has belittled, brainwashed, taunted and tricked me into believing I was “too” this and “not enough” that. It has ...

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My Mother, the Dragonfly

When hundreds of red dragonflies literally flew into my life, I realized they had a story to tell. Little did I know, my very own 81-year old mother would be part of that story. But first things first. Did you know that dragonflies spend much of their lives (up to four years) crawling around ...

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This is Bigger Than Botox

Trust me, I‘m not about to judge how anyone faces the ch-ch-ch-challenges of aging. Having just celebrated another birthday, it’s definitely a topic that’s on my mind. And on my forehead. And under my eyes. And all over my neck. As far as Botox goes, I’ve personally never been a fan of ...

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Getting Unstuck From The Muck

When you see a dragonfly soaring in all her iridescent splendor, it’s hard to believe that such an elegant creature spent much of her life crawling around the bottom of a pond. But it’s true. Dragonflies spend as much as four years in their larvae-like, creepy-crawly “nymph” phase. And it ...

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The Year of the Dragonfly

According to the Chinese, 2013 is The Year of The Snake. But my dragonfly friends have a different point of view. Yes, I said dragonfly friends. I know it sounds strange, but over the last couple of years, I’ve gotten to know quite a few of them. It all started one day, when swarms of red ...

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The Gift of Presence

I used to hustle and bustle to find just the perfect this or that for everyone on my list. But after taking an inventory of my favorite gifts through the years, I’ve realized the things I treasured most weren’t things. They were moments. Like the moments I spent as a little girl with my ...

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