The Suburban Newspaper

The Suburban Newspaper

The following articles have been published in The Suburban Newspaper at www.thesuburban.com
My Column is titled:   Living in the Now

The 2019 Spring Series – Do What You Love & Love What You Do — Part Three

The 2019 Spring Series – Do What You Love & Love What You Do — Part Three

In the Spring Series – Do What Your Love & Love What You Do – Part Three, we learn about an Entrepreneur who makes healthy organic popsicles, an outstanding Math Magician, and an incredibly devoted Psychotherapist. Highlighted are interesting challenges, insights, and passions each women share. I hope you enjoy this series as much as I’ve had creating it.

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Published on April 29, 2019

The 2019 Spring Series – Do What You Love & Love What You Do — Part Two

The 2019 Spring Series – Do What You Love & Love What You Do — Part Two

I hope you enjoy Part Two of The Spring Series – Do What You Love & Love What You Do.  Three beautiful, interesting women. Three different perspectives. Three creative, innovative, and passionate women. Whether it’s a smile in a scoop, a feeling of love and beauty from a great haircut, or the sharing of passionate advice, these incredible women provided us with a real path for passion and balance.

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Published on April 14, 2019

The 2019 Spring Series – Do What You Love & Love What You Do – Part One

The 2019 Spring Series – Do What You Love & Love What You Do – Part One

Welcome to The 2019 Spring Series!
Do What You Love & Love What You Do
This series is devoted to women who totally love the work they do. Each article features three women, from three different professions, describing what they do and why they love it. Each woman was interviewed using the same questions, notably some of the responses are similar and some are very different. Highlighted are interesting challenges, insights, and passions each women share. I hope you will enjoy this series as much as I have creating it.

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Published on March 31, 2019

Half Full or Half Empty?

Half Full or Half Empty?

I looked at the glass and said, “This glass is totally full!” All my students were shocked by my answer. Instead of explaining my response, I went around the classroom again and asked each student if they considered my glass to be half empty, half full or totally full. None of the students could figure out why the glass was completely full to me, when it was clearly half filled with water.  Then we had a full discussion about perspective.

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Published on March 18, 2019
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Published on March 6, 2019
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Published on February 25, 2019
Published on January 28, 2018

Waa Think I Love You

Waa Think I Love You

Yes, that was me, the David Cassidy singing gal skiing up and down tracks 2 and 6 with a smile on my face. But, I wasn’t alone. I was with so many other skiing enthusiasts, smiling and enjoying the gift of pristine fresh winter snow in February. This is love!  On the mountain I heard other statements I can better relate to such as, “Le meilleur jour pour skier. It doesn’t get better than this. El perfecto day. It’s a beauty out there; you’re gonna to love it!”

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Published on February 18, 2019
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Published on February 11, 2019
Published on February 11, 2018

I Love You, I Love You, I Love You, Unnerstand!

I Love You, I Love You, I Love You, Unnerstand!

Here is my challenge for you this week before Valentine’s Day. Look beyond the conventional gifts to celebrate your love for someone. Buy a blank card or make a card. Write what you feel. What you really feel inside. Like, “I think about you all day long and then I have to work around that.” Or, “Ya know, you’re a pain in the ass, Butt I miss that when you’re not around.” Or, use the words from the title and print them on a cute t-shirt!

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Published on February 3, 2019
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Published on January 28, 2019
Published on January 14, 2018

Experience

Experience

Next to me at the base of the hill was a much younger girl. She had music blaring in her ears as she ran on the tips of her toes. We both needed to stop at the base as there was a red stop light. Once the light turned green, it was as though we were racing to get to the top. She bolted out of the gate determined to beat me. I had the one thing she didn’t have, experience. Although, she had the one thing I didn’t have, youth.

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Published on January 20, 2019
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Published on January 14, 2019
Published on December 31, 2017
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Published on January 7, 2019

Give an Egg, Get an Egg

Give an Egg, Get an Egg

At dinner that night, my father asked us what we were going to do to give back to the world. He stated that today was filled with blessings. So, what was our plan to give back? I wasn’t sure. I told him I was going to think about it. A few days passed and I thought about a way to give back. It was called, “Give an egg. Sell an egg.” I heard of kids doing this so I thought I would give it a try. This is how it works…

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Published on December 31, 2018
Published on December 17, 2017
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Published on December 30, 2018

‘Tis The Season of Giving

‘Tis The Season of Giving

I am embarrassed to say that at this time I haven’t exercised in weeks!  Which answers the question, why do I feel like crap?  I am close to a month behind in my journal writing.  Oh, the thoughts I have wanted to put down on paper and didn’t have the time to.  When I get around to filling in those days, I am certain to have forgotten what I initially wanted to say.

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Published on December 17, 2018
Published on December 18, 2016
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Published on December 16, 2018

Who Makes Your Rules?

Who Makes Your Rules?
My personal rules are meant to be broken.  I will live by the rules and laws of our land, but that’s where it ends.  Am I unruly?  Sometimes I am.  As long as I don’t hurt anyone or anything, I’m ok. I’m not a rule maker.  I’m more a rule questioner.  I wonder why people make up so many more rules which are self-imposed.
Why take the open box you are given and close it on so many sides?
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Published on December 3, 2018
Published on December 3, 2017
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Published on November 6, 2018
Published on November 4, 2018

Gross Entitlement

Gross Entitlement

At the time, I was thinking about all the things I could do to help this situation. I could have walked into Starbucks and asked the entitled a**hole to move his car because he clearly didn’t have a handicap identification card which is needed to use the reserved spot. But, by doing that I would have drawn a lot of attention to myself and I don’t like that. This could have escalated into an argument and that video could go viral. Not for me.

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Published on December 2, 2018