Category Archives: Proactive

Time to Reflect

“Alone time is when I distance myself from the voices of the world so I can hear my own.” – Oprah Winfrey Recently I had sinusitis and bronchitis. Congestion, coughing, and difficulty breathing made me lethargic, and I laid around, … Continue reading

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Are you a Leader in Your Own Life?

“Leadership is a series of behaviors rather than a role for heroes.” – Margaret Wheatley Are you a leader? Google this question and you’ll find articles and quizzes to help you determine the answer. But even if you are not … Continue reading

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Friends of All Ages

“If we all understood we can learn from both older and younger people, then we’d have a better world.” – Adora Svitak When my friend Tina went through chemotherapy for breast cancer some years ago, her experience deepened the friendship … Continue reading

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Leading Our Lives

“Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” – Mary Oliver I was taken aback when a friend asked if I’m retired. I said, “I’m not doing anything for pay but I … Continue reading

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Assessing our Attitudes

“Individuals need to be willing to face truth about their attitudes, behaviors, even what we want out of life.”  – Joyce Meyer A friend of mine, Joann, has always had a positive attitude. She volunteered at a nonprofit organization where … Continue reading

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Do We Make the Most of Our Freedom?

“To enjoy freedom we have to control ourselves.” – Virginia Woolf I recently had the opportunity to travel to Spain and France for a vacation. In Normandy, France, we visited the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial. Thousands of our U.S. … Continue reading

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Choosing Our Role Models

“I think the best role models for women are people who are fruitfully and confidently themselves, who bring light into the world.” – Meryl Streep Our parents teach us how to live, and often we follow their example. In some … Continue reading

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Too Comfortable?

“Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is the time for home.” ― Edith Sitwell We all have our comforts – … Continue reading

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Using Our Talents

“As simple as it sounds, we all must try to be the best person we can: by making the best choices, by making the most of the talents we’ve been given.” – Mary Lou Retton I think of a talented … Continue reading

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Life is an Adventure: Ann

“Let go of your baggage so you can see how far you can fly.” – Ann Ann is one of my role models. She exercises, eats healthy food, takes steps to improve herself, and enjoys hiking in mountains. But she … Continue reading

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