Karma – What Goes Around, Comes Around

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Karma. I learned about it a long time ago when I was in college from a co-worker who, when I told her I had been let go from my job after refusing my boss’s inappropriate sexual advances said of him, “what goes around, comes around.” I thought those words were the most brilliant thing I’d ever heard, and they have been my personal motto ever since. Back then I had just a vague … [Read more...]

We Remember the First, But Not the Last

We talk a lot about the firsts in our lives – first loves, first jobs, our babies first steps and first words. Firsts are noted and momentous – photos taken, dates recorded. Firsts are the exciting beginning of whatever comes next – the first day of school offers the possibility of so many good grades, new friends and new opportunities. The first date…well, that’s the ultimate … [Read more...]

How to turn fifty

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I have a secret to share. It will be my birthday in a few days (on January 26), and I will be fifty. That's not the secret though - I'm pretty sure my friends and family already know this, since I've been reminding them for months - or they've been reminding me. The secret is...it's not so bad. The way to turn fifty is to embrace it. Tell everyone you know and just … [Read more...]

The “B” Side of Life

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I recently went to my hair stylist, Gordon, as I have done every 5 weeks for 15 years. I wrote about Gordon previously after he was a survivor of the Salon Meritage massacre in October.  Gordon is an amazing person who has recently experienced far more tragedy in his life than he - or anyone - should have to endure. As we were talking about how he is getting through this … [Read more...]