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Dear Graduates, 8 Things to Remember About Life

As I sat through my daughter’s graduation ceremony last week, I wondered what I would say given the chance to speak to a room filled with graduates. I don’t wish to be 18 again.  I’ve earned my stripes.  I have no desire to relive those years, but I do wish someone would have sat down with me to… Continue reading Dear Graduates, 8 Things to Remember About Life

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Beyond the Body: The Real Wonder of Womanhood

Last week, Kim Kardashian made the news…again. I confess that I usually just ignore any and all news surrounding the Kardashian family. In fact, I had to Google their name to make sure I spelled it correctly.  Apparently, she and another woman (who I didn’t bother to Google) decided they would post pictures of themselves on… Continue reading Beyond the Body: The Real Wonder of Womanhood

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Secrets of Those Middle-Age Moments That No One is Telling You

“How old are you again, Mom? 44, 42, 46…?” She was always someone different, not the face I see daily in the mirror.  It feels very surreal to speak it, let alone put it in writing:  I am a middle-aged woman. I only answer so they stop before they insult me.  “I am almost 47.”… Continue reading Secrets of Those Middle-Age Moments That No One is Telling You

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Helping Our Kids (and Ourselves) Navigate the Green When Life Just Doesn’t Care

  The frustration was building on her face.   She would not look my way.  Perhaps it was to stay focused; most likely it was to keep from letting the tears escape. My heart hurt as I watched this girl of mine struggling to keep her composure.  Golf is a long game.  It is one thing to… Continue reading Helping Our Kids (and Ourselves) Navigate the Green When Life Just Doesn’t Care

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A Holy Confidence and The Cry for “Girl-Power”

 “I wish I could be a more self-confident! So many times I’ve whispered this prayer when I’ve had to do something new.  Your hands shake, mouth gets dry, stomach flutters, and those legs feel so unsteady…don’t you hate that feeling? God asks us to do crazy things that require us to step OUTSIDE of our… Continue reading A Holy Confidence and The Cry for “Girl-Power”