Donna’s Legacy – How A “Little Thing” Made All The Difference

Donna’s Legacy – How A “Little Thing” Made All The Difference

Tweet Although we shared the same middle name and the same DNA, it took 11 years for us to meet. She was the elusive second cousin I referred to in doctors’ appointments when discussing the mutated gene dotting my family tree. The one my Grandmother told me about over cups of steaming tea on Sunday mornings. The one I thought of with every trip into the depths of the MRI machine. Donna blazed a trail for me. She faced breast cancer and won. Had...

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The Person Who Re-Kindled My Flame…

The Person Who Re-Kindled My Flame…

Tweet At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us. ~ Albert Schweitzer Beads of sweat gather in the fold behind each knee as my fingers vibrate on the black plastic of the suitcase handle. The wheels hum against the asphalt – an auditory reminder of my nomadic life. When I reach the shade of a sprawling oak...

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India Arie & The Song She Wrote For Us

India Arie & The Song She Wrote For Us

Tweet “You cannot touch the sky from inside yourself, you cannot fly until you break the shell.” ~ India Arie When is the last time you discovered a song that resonated so deeply with your work, your life, or your dreams, you had to tell everyone you knew about it? Since last Tuesday, I’ve travelled from Vancouver – Toronto – Niagara Falls – Michigan – New York City & now to LA. Meetings, bucket...

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How A TED Talk About Vulnerability Sparked A Girl Crush…

How A TED Talk About Vulnerability Sparked A Girl Crush…

Tweet I’m not ashamed to admit it. I have a bit of a girl crush. Not an – I want to kiss her – crush. More like – I want to grab coffee together every few weeks and have meaningful conversations about life – crush. Can you relate? Maybe you have also followed someone’s blog or watched him or her on TV and thought, in another life – we would absolutely be friends.  Although this crush of mine lives in a...

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Are You Too Spermy? On How You Know It’s Time To Be The Egg…

Are You Too Spermy? On How You Know It’s Time To Be The Egg…

Tweet Yes. I said “spermy” and no, I’m not writing about s-e-x, or infertility, or dating. Instead, today’s #StartFresh post is inspired by Lissa Rankin.  In late 2012, Lissa wrote a 5-part blog series illustrating how each of us (man or woman) has the capacity to be either eggy or spermy at different times in our lives. This analogy struck a chord with me and I’ve been quoting her in conversations ever since. This...

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