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Why Resistance to Change is Futile

Warning: in this post you will see a TON of cliches thrown around. It’s because I’m trying to make a point about facing life changes. The Borg in me knows “Resistance is Futile,” but still I resist. Change is inevitable. Change is constant. Words slung around with verve. How ironic. Change means “to make different …

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The fine art of double-standard

High expectations rule in my world. But do I have the right to hold others to the standard? Especially since I so often fall short? You know what I mean. We have ideals. Things are important to us – and other people should value them, too. Or should they? Rewind to my post about wedding …

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My house is full and my stress runneth over

In the past, I’ve blogged about the empty nest syndrome. Many of my readers commiserated with the heart-wrenching transition to this phase. What about the refilled nest syndrome? Yes, I just made that up. It could be the no more silence syndrome. Or the where did all my food go syndrome. Perhaps the overflowing laundry …

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When Chicks Fly from the Nest – Literally

Our world is shrinking. We’re part of a “global community.” But does that really mean we have to let our children fly thousands of miles away from us? Today, my youngest son boards a plane with two stops before arriving in the Middle East for a three-week educational tour. I’m excited for him – thrilled …

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