The Three Words That Brought Me Peace

The decks have cleared. In the life of a woman whom I’ve never met, Yet who felt compelled to share her story with me. Folks do that. I guess that’s the gift I get for sharing my bumpy road to happy here on these pages. A gift I love. She shared how her career had soared among some of the highest positions in Washington. How once she was the youngest this. The most accomplished that. And then, Seemingly, Suddenly she

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Divorced Mom Rebuilds Her Family’s Life With Her Own Two Hands

Kelley Lewis never planned to be 29, divorced and depressed with three little kids. It’s where she found herself a few years ago. A combination of personal choices and bad breaks. She tells Yahoo! that she was busy trying to get her professional life off the ground in her mid-20’s when she got pregnant.  She married the dad and their one-week “anniversary,” he told his pregnant wife that their marriage had been a mistake — though they would eventually spend

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Failing Best Thing Ever Happened To These Losers

Failing is no fun. Just in case you’re wondering if it’s worth getting back up and trying again, I want to share this great piece by Today Show’s Craig Melvin. He features four people with big dreams who some would call losers. Watch this piece and see how they look at failure. I think it might inspire you to get back up and get going. [iframe id=”http://www.today.com/offsite/so-called-losers-prove-they-are-anything-but-575872067867″ align=”left”] Jackie Reed would have my vote for her next election. See the

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Getting Up Off The Floor–How Sweet It Is!

Please catch my newspaper column each week in the Atlanta Journal Constitution, the Dayton Daily News and other newspapers across Ohio.  Here’s this week’s column:       April Harris, owner of Marble Slab Creamery in Brookhaven, GA, now seeing much sweeter times after hitting lowest of lows.         Ever been through one of those bend over with pain, hit the floor stretches when you can’t take one more piece of bad news?             There are indeed bad stretches.             And

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