Category Archives: True Story

What If No Second Chances?

A friend of mine told me they added a dog to their human family of 4. The husband was a regular runner hitting the streets for exercise daily. As a consistent runner with my own dog I said to him that will be a great time to bond with your new family member. He said […]

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Letting You In

I’ve learned we all long for connection, a closeness with others. I notice it all around me beginning with small moments of quiet friendship. When I walk my same route/path every day, people smile and wave because they think they know me and my dog. We’re familiar even though we don’t know each other’s name. […]

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I Need Your Help

There is magic in these four words: “I need your help.” On a recent visit to my hometown of Milwaukee, WI I had a question about my iPhone. I could have searched online and looked for an answer and eventually found it. Then I could find the courage to tap whatever button the online article […]

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Do You Believe…

A friend who has a pool service business, a big business worth six figures annually, is on his third battle with cancer in ten years. In 2009, the disease attacked his foot. He lost a piece of one toe and was fine. Five years later cancer showed up in his leg, the same leg as […]

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Keep Moving

While on a hike at a well known Los Angeles trail, my dog and I were climbing up one of the most challenging parts of the trail. We saw a bunch of young people running down the hill screaming and telling everyone to turn around. I looked ahead and asked why. They said there was […]

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Service: What’s It Worth?

He’s amazing! I have this technical computer geek guy that can fix anything that goes wrong with my minimal number of devices. I appreciate his skill but that’s not what makes him amazing. His demeanor is his greatest asset. He’s calm, solution oriented, and has a can do attitude. I may be thinking “all my […]

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What Holds Me Back? The Not Knowing

Recently a pipe burst in my front yard. I happened to be outside at the exact moment and saw the water bubbling up from the ground through a lawn made of rocks rather than grass. It was three o’clock in the afternoon and I immediately called a plumber. I have a few local companies I […]

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You’re Not just Anything

I was playing golf awhile ago and there was a twosome ahead of me, a woman and a teenage boy. I was walking the course and they were in a golf cart so I was able to keep a comfortable distance between us. I watched at numerous holes how the woman drove the cart, took […]

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It’s So Boring!

I used to practice yoga regularly at the same studio. Now I do it at home on my own. Sometimes I miss the camaraderie of practicing with others, then I remember what made me decide to leave the community. I overheard some of my fellow yogis complaining about the studio, the classes offered, the teachers, […]

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On Being Uncommon

My nephew was a cigarette smoker for 18 years. He is now a non-smoker for 18 months. Curious as to why he was able to really quit this time, as like most smokers he tried several times but never stuck to it, I asked how he did it and why it worked this time. First, […]

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