Saturday Sips: You are a storyteller!

You are a storyteller. Yes, you are. Let’s get that right out there, and no sassing back. We all have stories to share about our lives. As someone once said, “Our most treasured family heirlooms are our sweet family memories.”   When my niece Amanda was little, she would ask for family stories. She adored […]

The gift that fits for Father’s Day

Father’s Day is right around the corner, so show you care: buy, buy, buy! The bigger and more expensive the gift, the better you look. Oops, I mean the more appreciative the recipient will be. I don’t know about you, but I grow so weary of the messages about spending a lot and buying big […]

You are a Writer

  “Kim, could I see you before you go, please?” my teacher requested, as I was packing up my books along with the rest of the class.   We were just a few weeks into Critical Thinking, a required inaugural course. I was dipping my toes back into the beloved waters of learning, beginning college a […]

Got 5 minutes? It’s the absolute best Christmas gift idea ever

  I’m going to let you in on a secret from the photography business: If you can get the clients to cry, they’ll buy. I apologize if that sounds crass, but the philosophy behind it is actually pretty sound. If we see an image of ourselves, our children, our spouse or our family which captures […]

Starting conversations with your kids-Pillow Journals

How do your conversations go with your school age kids? Let me take a stab at what might pass for a run-of-the-mill give and take between the two of you: How was your day? Ok. What did you do? Nothing. How’s that new class going? <Crickets chirping> Child has exited the building. *Sigh* So how […]

7 Day Stamina Challenge: Baring your soul on Day 6

Here we go again, on the roller coaster of growth and change: This isn’t bad. Ok, it’s a little disconcerting. Oh. My. Gosh. I’M GOING TO DIE!!! Whew! Guess not. Let’s do it again! Chug, chug, chug…Where are we? Oh, yes, Day 6: Go public – Tell at least two people about your big, hairy, […]

Doing different, Stamina Challenge Day 4, and time to tell my story

I must admit to being completely stumped when I read today’s challenge: Break your routine – Drive a new way to work. Stop at a different place for coffee. Lock your cell phone in your trunk as you drive. Listen to a different station the whole way in; don’t change the channel during a commercial […]

Excavating a really BIG idea Day, Stamina Challenge Day 2

Welcome to the second installment of the 7 Day Stamina Challenge. I arose a half hour earlier than my regular time, at 4:00am, just like yesterday. I can hear some of you now (I know who you are!): “Are you kidding me? What is the point? 4? People actually get up at 4? It’s dark […]

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