Woman, for the sake of all that's good and pure in the world I'm telling you to STOP!

I know you. You're the first one to speak up when you hear another woman badmouthing herself. No friend of yours will talk trash about herself in front of you. You don't let your kids or their friends talk crap to each other in your house.…

All I really gotta do is live and die but I'm in hurry and don't know why

It's not my line; it's circa 1992 from Alabama's country hit "I'm in a hurry." I love it. It's one of those songs that whenever it comes on the radio, I stop what I'm doing and listen. It reminds me of Tonya. I was sitting on the…

Finish what you've started

It took me nearly four hours to walk my first half marathon.  Once I finished, I spent the rest of the day alternating between soaking in a hot bath and lying on the couch.  At the time, I was overweight, a closet smoker and thought that Fruity…

Say nothing

I’m on vacation with my family this week.  There are nine of us (we’ll almost, my sister and my niece arrive tonight). When I tell people that I vacation with my extended family I find their reactions interesting. I get responses like: “That’s…

Can you, like, stop saying the word like?

“I was trying to talk about my art project when the professor stopped me and said ‘Can you, like, stop saying the word like’”? Darcy told me her face got red, she wanted to find a place to cry, and it made talking about her project harder,…

If you want freedom

“If you want freedom, set clear boundaries.” I’m not making a political statement; I’m talking about you. Last week I spoke to a group of volunteer leaders for Sigma Sigma Sigma sorority, and a woman said her biggest take away…

PS-ing my way out of the box

I wrote my first PS in college.  My sister, Charlotte, and I lived together while we were going to Ball State University.  She’s four years older, smarter and more serious than I am. I wanted to be just like her. She helped me…
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Is it hard or does it require more care?

"White pants are hard..."  I got lipstick on my white pants the other day. The spot wasn't big, nothing too noticeable, I made a passing attempt to blot it out in the bathroom, which failed.  I commented to a colleague about how it was…
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When you're married to the CFO there's bound to be conflict; One simple step to resolve issues and get back to work

According to a study commissioned by CPP Inc., U.S. employees spend 2.1 hours per week involved in conflicts, which amounts to approximately $359 billion in paid hours or the equivalent of 385 million working days. I don't know about you,…