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Let Us Make Our Future Now

“Let us make our future now and let us make our dreams tomorrow’s reality.”  – Malala Yousafzai Malala is an exceptional woman. She became a voice in Pakistan for women’s rights. Extremists attempted to kill her, shooting her in the head on a bus. She survived. Now she is a force for girls and women, advocating for …

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Betting on Happiness

“Why not take a chance and bet on happiness? —Jenny Han Why do I love this quote? Because I think that it challenges us to consider where we place our bets. For way too many women, they place their bets on the status quo. It’s everything they know and despite any negatives, betting on happiness …

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The Wait of a Lifetime

“Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.”Sharon Begley Such an exceptional statement. Ponder with me for a moment. Haven’t you had times when you knew that something about you – something perhaps great or exciting – was lying dormant and unrealized? And along with this, the thought that the life you’re living is something less than …

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Has Your Ship Sailed?

Unfortunately, I hear this so often. It’s like you get to a certain age – change hasn’t happened and you believe it never will. When you live as if ‘this is it,’ for most women, it’s like a death sentence of sorts. So many tell me that this isn’t how they thought their life would be …

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Am I really lost?

My husband, who I adore, gets lost easily. He’ll drive to a new location – say someone’s house, spend the evening, and have no idea how to get out of their neighborhood. He openly admits this. (He didn’t always 😉 ) Back in the day where you had to use maps, those befuddled him. Didn’t help …

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Are You Really To Blame?

Isn’t this true? We women love to serve, see others happy and we can give and give and give – until we combust. And then start to feel we’re not getting much back in return. We wonder why we’re exhausted, anxious, defeated, depressed, and feel unloved. But in this process, we so often turn on ourselves. …

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