Category Archives: Reinventing yourself

Autism is a 6 letter word

April is National Autism Awareness Month, so we thought we’d show this post one more time. Sometimes blog ideas come to me in the strangest ways. The other day an idea came in the middle of a complete belly laugh… Continue reading

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When to look fear in the face

Humans have an innate ability to focus on some things and ignore others for survival. This ability to compartmentalize can be both very healthy and not so healthy. In situations that strike fear in your soul, it can be healthy … Continue reading

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Empty nest = what to do with all our free time

In previous posts, I’ve mentioned that my husband and I have more free time now that our kids are out of the house and we have an empty nest. We still have two in college so we need to be … Continue reading

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How to deal financially when life is changing all around you

When you go through a major life change – a divorce or separation, the death of a spouse, a major move – it can feel like your finances are in a free fall. But often, getting your money in order, … Continue reading

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The gratitude search and rescue mission

As the holidays approach it’s hard not to be bombarded with overly jolly messages of giving thanks. And trust me I’ve always been an advocate for finding gratitude in every situation life hands you, but I’m willing to admit that … Continue reading

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How to plan to stay in your house as you age

Where do you want to age? To spend your quote-unquote golden years. If you’re like the vast majority of people (and my mother…and Carolyn…and me) home would be your preference, rather than a nursing home or an assisted living facility. … Continue reading

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Birds of a beautiful feather

Do you like to bake? There’s a blog for that. Want to improve your marriage? There’s a blog for that. Gone are the days where a blog is just an open journal representing the voice of one lone writer. Nowadays … Continue reading

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Networking to get your new business off the ground

When it comes to networking, women do it differently. It’s not all golf courses and steak dinners. Step one – as Carolyn noted – is being willing to sit down and talk with just about anyone who will listen. Step … Continue reading

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The gamble for freedom

I recently decided to take a career leap of faith in myself. In one month I will be forgoing my consistent monthly income, an amount of money I know how to stretch to cover both my expenses and the pleasures … Continue reading

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Living so that a layoff doesn’t mean panic

There’s nothing fun about a layoff, particularly these days when the amount of time it takes to find the next job is still way above historical averages. But if it has to happen, you’re best off if – like Carolyn … Continue reading

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