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Push through life’s storm even when it blinds you Bookmark and Share

My life right now is blurry—not unlike today’s blizzard-like conditions. Sometimes, though, you have to push through the storm even when the snow is blinding.

Two nights ago I had dinner with a dear friend who reminded me of a drive we took through the mountains two Januarys ago. We were headed for a girlfriends’ weekend during which 10 of us would celebrate a friend’s 40th birthday. She was the first to head into this unchartered territory.

As my friend and I headed through a giant “bowl” in the mountains, we suddenly found ourselves in a swirling ...

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Skeletor is no match for our inner warriors Bookmark and Share

I was carded last night at dinner, not by a 22-year-old dude but by a 38-year-old female. Normally, a compliment like that would have me flying high for a week. But this morning Skeletor appeared in the mirror again.

Yes, fellow children of the 80s, I do mean He-Man’s nemesis: sunken in cheeks, dark circles under the eyes, pale as a corpse. (Flashback for all you fans right here)

When I’m well-rested, well-hydrated and I have new highlights, sometimes I still see my mid-to-late 20s face staring back at me in the mirror. Skeletor reminds me that I ...

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Grab the brush and get painting Bookmark and Share

I'm not a huge Oprah fan, but her blog post on the HuffPost today, which talks about what she wished her 21-year-old self had known, was definitely a "dancing queen" kind of post. If you missed it, definitely check it out: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/oprah-winfrey/oprah-s-advice-_b_2405135.html?ncid=edlinkusaolp00000009.

My favorite line: "When you come to know this, you realize that even though the canvas of your life is painted with daily experiences, behaviors, reactions, and emotions, you're the one controlling the brush."

Grab the brush, fellow dancing queens (Oprah says so surely we must!).

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Reflections on a year of clarity Bookmark and Share

Reflections on a year of clarity

For many of us New Year's Eve provides that time of year for looking back on the past year before looking forward to the next. For me, the last year has been all about seeing things more clearly. Learning to move in life’s sweet spot, which is what this blog is all about, has required lots of moments of clarity. 

And those moments have felt a bit like walking outside on a sunny day when it’s just snowed. The world is bright and glittery and so very beautiful, but the longer you stare at it, the more ...

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Not silly Bookmark and Share

I am not a silly person. Sometimes I can be funny—of the sarcastic variety. Once in a while I can be a bit goofy—after a couple of glasses of wine. In college I had an 18-month period of time in which I was REALLY fun—and really drunk. But silly? Never.

Silliness requires the ability to stop worrying about what others think and to just enjoy the hilarity of the moment. That’s why children are so good at it. Adults, at least this one, not so much.

In fact, I usually feel disdain for silly adults (and ...

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