Stronger In The Broken Places

Stronger In The Broken Places

A few years ago on a warm, summer day, after my mother passed away, I organized an estate sale at my parents' large old Spanish home along the coast of Los Angeles.  My brothers , sisters and boyfriend helped me label and tag 53 years of furniture, rugs, clothing, books and family heirlooms. 

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Confessions of a LikeAholic

Confessions of a LikeAholic

The seeds of people pleasing are planted in childhood and from as far back as I can remember I’ve been quite the people-pleaser.  I was brought up with 12 years of Catholic education in a privileged, sheltered, upper-middle class Los Angeles area beach community.  There’s something in the Catholic educational system that rewards, reinforces and encourages the image of “the good girl.”

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The New Butterfly Effect

The New Butterfly Effect

Most everybody has heard about the Butterfly Effect, the notion that a butterfly flapping its wings in Brazil can influence a distant tornado in Texas several weeks later.   Scientists have argued the idea that a butterfly could have far a reaching ripple effect on subsequent historic events since the 1890’s. Personally. I’ve definitely felt the effect of one impactful butterfly’s metamorphosis on my life. 

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A Change of Place for a Change of Pace!

 A Change of Place for a Change of Pace!

What is it about certain trips that make them so life changing?  I once heard that if you have a dilemma or need to make an important decision, a change of place or change of geography could be just what you need.  It gives you a new perspective and helps you see the situation with fresh, new eyes and ultimately resolve your dilemma.
 

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