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First finish in 9 years and 9 weeks

Good news! I love having good news to share!! After all, who doesn’t love some good news? As I mentioned a few blogs ago, I joined a writing program called First Book Finish with writing coach Rhonda Douglas.  Rhonda had us map out our plan for the 12 week program, which I did. My goal

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Food, money and forgiveness

It’s the first day of 2022 as I write this, and I’ve lit a candle my dear friend Ara gave me a few years ago. I needed a reminder of my connection to others and to myself as I tackle a challenge.  Thankfully I don’t technically have an eating disorder. Considering that I have the

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Holiday angst is here again

The holiday season has arrived once again. This is not an easy time of year for many of us, me included. I wrote about ambiguous loss and family estrangement a few years ago, and most of what I wrote in that post in 2018 is still true.  I don’t see or talk to anyone in

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Winter Soups

I love winter because it’s soup season! You might be laughing, but heck, I prefer home cooked, healthy meals and I like to keep it simple. After all, I’m not in a relationship, I don’t have children and we are still in a pandemic.  Thus, I do most of my cooking on the weekends for

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First Book Finish – finally

Have you ever had a goal that you just couldn’t quite accomplish? As I’ve mentioned in other posts, I have a tendency to be a very goal oriented person and accomplishing the action steps to reach my goals is something I am generally good at doing.  That said, there is one major goal that I

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