What If You Have All The Tools You Need To Get Through Tough Times?

That was the easiest birthday gift ever. For the woman who has, Well, a lot. And, And, at the same time, Not the life she planned. She planned on spending the rest of her life with her college sweetheart. The one she’d been married to for 30 years. She planned on setting off on a new adventure with him. Empty nest style, as their youngest headed off to college. He planned on getting to know the company secretary. “Finding himself”

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Best Friends From Compton Make Good On Pact To Succeed

Compton is perhaps not the first place a reporter would think to do a story on six academic superstars. That would be a mistake. A mistake to underestimate the power of girlfriends. Six girls who made a pact in middle school. CBS News reports that if one was going to succeed, they were all going to succeed. In the spirit of, “You, Go, Girlfriend!” check out what these girls have accomplished. Dedicated to each of my girlfriends who has pushed

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Three Women Prevent Stranger’s Attempted Date Rape

So much for minding your own business–three Los Angeles women were having none of that as they witnessed what appeared to be the set up for the date rape of a woman they didn’t know. Sonia Ulrich, Marla Saltzer and Monica Kenyon tell KABC were at the Fig Restaurant at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel in Santa Monica Friday night when they say they saw a man open a vial and pour it into his date’s drink when she wasn’t looking.

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The Unvarnished Truth About How Many Friends I Have

Friends. I’m studying the new math. Friends Addition. As in, how many friends do you have? There’s that ever-present number you see on Facebook. How many friends to you have there? As if, the majority of those contacts are real friends. And now, I’ve come across this study. It has me thinking friends and numbers. Adding them up. Scientists in Britain are looking at the age you have the most friends. When you are, according to the Aalto and Oxford

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Got The Best Gift; Why I Need To Give It Back

This is a “Thank You” note to my friend, Clare. Clare, who has delivered the best gift this holiday season. A gift for me. A gift for you. Clare, which rhymes with “Share.” Clare who’s life has changed forever. That’s what she’s sharing. And boy, has she shared. Shared with her friends and Facebook community the hugest shock of her life. That routine mammogram, the one she got just because she should, it showed a lump. A lump she hadn’t

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So That’s Where You Find The Most Beautiful Women’s Bodies…

It’s taken more than 30 years. And now, I know I’ve found it. The secret to achieving a beautiful woman’s body. More than 30 years. Isn’t 15 about the time we start looking around? Measuring. Comparing. Wondering why mine isn’t as great as hers. Watching magazines, TV, and now online for that perfection of beauty. “Ease up, Sweet Girl,” I would tell that driven, imperfect, insecure girl. “I found the secret.” More like stumbled upon it. Because, to be honest,

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A Broken Heart: I Need To Find An App For That

I’m wishing for a magic potion. Something. Anything. To heal my friend’s heart. My friend who has been by my side, it feels like forever. My friend, who’s husband has left. The only man she has ever loved. He’s decided he needs to go find something, someone better out there. Yeah, one of those stories. He’s taken off for what he thinks is greener pastures. Good luck to him. There’s no one better than my friend. What to do for

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Mystery Text Creates Social Dilemma; What To Do When You Should Know Someone’s Name?

This week’s “Oh, No You Didn’t” Moment started with a single text message that popped up on my phone last Saturday. “Hey, DK, thanks for the email,” it read. “How about breakfast or coffee tomorrow?” “How lovely to get that invitation from a sweet friend!” you’re thinking. Yes. Only one problem. There was only an unfamiliar phone number attached to the text. No name. And there you have it– Just one of the almost daily opportunities I have to appear

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Stranger Soothes Stressed Mom’s Crying Baby On Plane

Oh my! We have all been there. Seated, ready to take off on a crowded airplane when the crying baby shows up. The crying baby who..will..not..stop..crying! It’s not like Rebekkah Garvison wanted her 4-month-old baby, Rylee, to keep screaming at the top of her lungs. After all, when she’s not a crying baby, she looks like a little angel. And Rebekkah is a new mom who was simply making her way back from visiting her husband who is an active-duty

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I’m Getting A New Set Of Boobs Tomorrow

I’m getting a new set of boobs tomorrow. Uh oh. Have you just stepped into a classic case of over sharing? In a word, yes. This boob journey is one I never wanted to share. Didn’t want to share it with you.  Really didn’t want to share it with the woman I consider my best friend. See, the boobs in question are not exactly mine. They’re hers. The Phone Call That phone call seven months ago where she said, “The

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