Life Transitions

Posts in the ‘Life Transitions’ category

Flowers For More Than a Day

Valentine’s Day arrives in a few days. That means countless flowers will be delivered to offices and homes on Friday. I spent many years as a single dreading every ding of the office door as fragrant deliveries arrived. Flowers, candy, balloons, stuffed animals galore. All. Day. Long. If you are not looking forward to Friday, […]

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Finding the Wonderful This Time of Year

Expectation and anticipation build when the month of December returns each year. We begin to plan activities and events that celebrate life and bring people together. Promise and hope shimmer all around. It is truly the most wonderful time of the year. Or not. For too many, the past year has introduced confusion and heartache. This […]

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Campaigning for Thankfulness

Campaigns When you read the word campaign, what is your first internal response? For many, it brings a sense of negativity, triggering frustration and stress. Wonderful campaigns do exist…ALS ice bucket challenge…breast cancer awareness…pledge drives for worthy causes. Campaigns to raise funds for schools, churches, and community organizations. All of these can be worth our […]

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Asking Key Questions

Have you ever sought something and missed seeing it right in front of you? Have you laughed at yourself after digging through a purse only to find the sunglasses you seek resting quietly on top of your head? Or found yourself looking for the very telephone you were holding? (I’ve done that too – while telling […]

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Prepping for Life Storms

Storms in life are inevitable and yet somehow I (maybe you too?) am usually surprised when they appear. Out of nowhere. The other day I stood outside and felt the wind pick up. As I looked overhead and saw the dark mass swooping in, I quickly captured the raindrops falling alongside the brilliant sun. The storm […]

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Mother’s Day Transformation

Mother’s Day sets apart a special time to appreciate and honor our moms. Advertisements remind us to call, write, send a card, or get on an airplane to act on our love for Mother’s Day. What can we do when the thought of Mother’s Day makes our hearts twist and our stomachs lurch? Detours Many […]

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Weed Removal

In the joy of seeing new blossoms and green grass after a long winter, I made an unpleasant discovery—weeds threaten much of the emerging beauty. These enemies rob tiny plants of much-needed nutrition and cramp their growing space. Unwelcome varieties of grassy weeds intertwine with established root systems and threaten the grass seeking freedom from […]

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3 Ways to Bloom on Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day can be one of the loneliest days of the year. Many people dread it due to their current single status: still waiting to meet their mate, widowed, or divorced. The numerous workplace floral deliveries on February 14th. The office door and its echoing ding engages momentary excitement that maybe this time the flowers […]

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