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Fortunate Friday: Direction

Have you ever been lost in a strange city or even in your own town? It happens; and when it does, it can be terrifying. You're lucky if someone nice is available to help you find your way. I remember being lost in a not-so-nice part of town years ago - before cell phones.

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Fortunate Friday: Adaptability

When things change in our lives (purposely or not), we have two choices; we can refuse to accept the circumstances and fight them, or we can go with the proverbial flow. Of course, different events cause varying reactions. Not to mention personality can play a role in emotions and actions.

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My Article at Moms to Work

Please check out my article at Moms to Work. The topic is writing a great cover letter. While you're there, please read some of her other tips for working moms and those who want to re-enter the job market after being home with babies. This transition can be difficult to say the least. We need all the help we can get. Be well-be beautiful.

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Are You Like Your Mother?

"Are you like your mother?"was bold and loud in my mind as I opened my eyes. For some of you that inquiry might provoke some angry feelings or at least a nonchalant eye roll. A few of you might be beaming with pride to know that, yes, you are just like your mother. But, for most, you are like me, knowing that you have carried on some of mom's negative traits as well as some good ones.

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What Is Hope?

Remember when you were waiting on that special guy to pop the question or expecting your first child? Can you recall dreaming or even visualizing these important events when you were a teen or even a young girl? Through hope we actually begin to form our lives from the beginning.

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A Surge of Feminine Energy

I don't know if you've noticed, but women are shifting into higher gears and focusing more on life goals and dreams. This may be a worldwide trend amongst humans in general; however, I feel a distinct feminine energy surrounding this front of powerful changes.

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Meditation: Finding Your Happy Place

Our minds process millions of thoughts; we are multi-taskers and usually take on way too much. Do you feel spread too thin to be there for yourself, your children, your partner? I know I do. A tool I have found to help is meditation.

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Fortunate Friday: You Tell Us

Hi, Ladies! I need to be very brief today. I am helping a good friend with a big grand opening of her swanky salon. Between the shopping, decorating, getting my hair done, taking care of the Missy Moo (toddler girl), I am spread a little thin today. So, I wanted to share one short thing that makes me feel fortunate this fine Friday morning.

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Organic Coffee for the Soul: Review and Giveaway

Alex Wrekk started roasting her own coffee in 2005 for herself. It wasn't long until those around her took notice of her obvious gift for making a mean bean that could stand up to the best out there. Living in the Northwest, Alex knows the competition well.

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My Article at Time Finders Magazine

Hey, I just wanted to let everyone know about a terrific women's online magazine called Time Finders. I have just joined the magazine as a new contributing author. If you get a chance, please check out this wonderful publication and my first article, Autumn: A Sentimental Journey. Let me know what you think of it.

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Law of Attraction

In case you didn't know, we are electrical beings. Yes, we have enough power running through our bodies to put the electric companies out of business, if that was our purpose. But, thankfully, its not.

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How Do I Simplify My Life?

I've known some women who are innately simple and others who are the polar opposite...complicated. I, myself, am somewhere in the middle. I like challenge, but when things get too hard, I tend to drop activities like the proverbial hot potato.

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Aroma Artisan: Review and Giveaway

You might have noticed that I'm on a rather organic/all-natural product kick right now. On my quest for some new personal care products that pass my standards, I discovered Aroma Artisan at Etsy, a company that sells exactly what I was looking for - cold process soaps and unique essential oils with custom fragrances.

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We’ll Miss You Patrick Swayze

It saddened me every time I saw one of Patrick Swayze's photos on the cover of a magazine in the grocery. Though I'm sure that he didn't want his fans to feel sorry for him, it was hard to see such a vital, handsome man with a lively career in film languish in such a way.

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Liberation

Liberation: Posing Nude, Shaving Your Head, and Skinny Dipping What makes a woman feel free? Is it dancing to her favorite tunes while no one is looking or driving down a country road at 75 MPH (that one might be more of a man thing)? Regardless of "what" makes us feel free, we need to at least try to break out of stale routines and inhibitions occasionally.

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