Remembering Frankie

My Uncle Who Never Knew a Stranger

Frankie, Frankie get in here…were the words that echoed down the hall every time I entered my great grandmother’s home. She was letting my uncle Frankie know he had visitors. Moments later he’d scamper down the hall and greet you as if he hadn’t seen you in years. A big smile on his face, arms […]

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Stumbling and Laughing Through Life

A couple of things to remember today

Step into my world for a moment. I know I appear to have it all put together, but most days I’m stumbling through life and laughing at myself. Most of my coaching clients are scattered throughout the country, but tonight I was excited to meet a client in person, someone local. I left early so […]

Kindness Matters

Out of the mouth of babes...

Standing in the audio book section of the library I overheard a child chatting with the librarian. He was telling her all about his baseball game. Based on her enthusiastic responses she was interested in what he had to say. Moments later her came in my section and with excitement exclaimed to his mom, “Mrs. […]

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Love, Don’t Judge

Focus on Similarities and Not Differences

No tv. I’ve been on a mini-vacation and the friend I stayed with had no tv. It was good, refreshing. I didn’t miss it, not for a second. Honestly I didn’t notice its absence because I was engaging in conversation, reading, relaxing and challenging myself in the beautiful outdoors of Utah. Over my vacation I […]

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Today is the Day You Go After What You Want

I’m having surgery tomorrow, it’s scary but I’m not in control. The scheduler calls to review the surgery time, procedure and goes through a series of questions based on information from a prior surgery. She says, “Do you have GERD?” I answer, “No.” She asks if I’m on any medication for GERD. I say, no. […]

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What’s Your Everest?

Chicago Marathon- Mile #18

Sitting on the edge of the tub wincing and talking to myself, turning around from shaving my husband says, “Pull it off quickly.” Yank! Ouch! Jetting up and hopping around I’d done it. I pulled off my toenail and now was in excruciating pain. Sitting back down, I said, “I’m feeling woozy. I may pass […]

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