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Sing Your Song

My daughter is as open as the sky. She thrives on new experiences, whether it’s trying some exotic food like fried grasshoppers or traveling to remote parts of the world without knowing a soul and volunteering her time as an EMT. She will take a flier at almost anything as long as it doesn’t kill … read more…



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My Son’s Path to Addiction – Part Two

Since I wrote my first blog post on this subject, Proud Mom of an Addict, a staggering number of people have reached out with caring expressions of support as well as gratitude that my family “came out,” so to speak, with our story. Addiction is rampant, though many loved ones miss the warning signs. And … read more…



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R.E.S.T.I.N.G.: Find Out What It Means to Me

Sock it to me, sock it to me, sock it to me, sock it to me. Sock it to me, indeed. Recently, I got a nice little refresher course on what happens when I do exactly what I know in my gut doesn’t work: push through day after day without let-up, no matter how exhausted … read more…



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Proud Mom of an Addict

It was a day like any other, until it became the day my 24-year-old son called me and told me he was an addict. No matter what the addiction, this ranks right up there with one of the most terrifying things a parent could hear. As it turned out, my son’s drug of choice was … read more…



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How to Solve Any Problem!

If you’re like me—and pretty much everybody else in the world—you sometimes run into a problem, challenge, or issue that just won’t seem to come unstuck and for which a ready solution doesn’t present itself. I’m not talking about the small stuff, like how to get dog wee wee out of carpet or why you … read more…



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