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Forget What Mama Taught You

Recently something happened that has made me think of the words that I hold inside; the things that I think but don’t say.  It was an act of courage by another woman- a woman I didn’t know.  She shouted out and saved me from danger. And, since it happened, I’ve...

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Form Your Posse at Work and In Life

Do you have a posse? You know, friends that you hang with -- I certainly do. They're faithful friends that share your life and all that you love. Well, the best thing I did at work was to realize that I could benefit from forming a posse at work too. The Urban...

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Going Back to School isn’t for Sissies

My mother had only an 8th grade education; my father didn’t graduate high school.  Education wasn’t a priority as we were growing up. Instead, my mother made sure her five daughters could catch a man. Pretty telling, isn’t it? Well, as adults we figured out how...

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Returning To School
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6 Steps To Employment And Happiness

OK, there's no guarantee of happiness in life. But, I've found it's hard to be happy if you're unemployed and worried. It can take a while, and there are days when you can feel like you'll never find anything. Often, that worry can paralyze you and you don't know...

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Biker Babe for the Weekend

As my friends know I am a corporate drone- not very sexy, but it pays the bills. And though I appreciate my job, I actually show up for the paycheck.  It supports my other loves- leather and loud pipes. Yes, on the weekends- I turn into a biker-babe.  I haven’t...

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Riding by Alice's Restaurant
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Surprise! A Job Search Can Help Self-Esteem

I know people typically think that engaging in a job search can beat you up and be tough on the ego. But I'm here to say not so! For those in professionally unhealthy situations, it can be an uplifting exercise that helps immensely. Years ago, I accepted a position...

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How Men Learn From the Good and the Bad

I wouldn’t say my husband had a very happy childhood. Yes, he had all the trappings of a good life- nice home, good school; but he never felt accepted or loved.  His parents placed a high value on intellect, and wanted their children to be successful in business. ...

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What I Share With Berry, DeJesus And Knight

"How could this have been their first chance to escape in 10 years?" I've heard people ask when discussing the three women held in the Cleveland nightmare. But, I know the answer. Years ago, I escaped from 18 years of an abusive situation -- and I know that it...

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Four Things I’ve Learned From My Favorite Couples

A large gang of closest friends and family met in Vegas for our 20th anniversary celebration.  A weekend staying in a big hotel, lying by the pool, enjoying the nightlife seemed like the perfect way to celebrate.  And somewhere amongst the scanty bathing suits and...

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