The Gift of Infidelity

Three months after a lovely wedding, I left on a trip to South Africa.  I was 57 years, excited to finish another semester of teaching at San Jacinto College in Houston, Texas, and eager to follow my passion for travel.  Three weeks later, I returned to find my new husband had also followed his passion […]

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Coming Back From Selling Out

If you put a small value upon yourself, rest assured that the world will not raise your price. ~Anonymous By all rights I should have been getting ready to dump this guy, but instead I was getting sucked in deeper and deeper.  When he came over that fateful night, I was worried that I had […]

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The Art of Asking

Something told me to stop at the library the day I found Amanda Palmer’s awesome book, The Art of Asking.  That title was enough to grab me.  Plus, it was on CD, so I could listen to it in my car.  I had no way of knowing how much I would eventually benefit from its […]

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Prosperity Plus

At my Unity church, I took a class, Prosperity Plus II, produced by Mary Morrissey which has changed my life in profound ways.  I’ve always been a workshop junkie, yet this program is different. It has taken me from theory to application.  The pivotal class for me was the one that told the story of […]

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I Lost Myself

If we judge love by its usual effects. It resembles hatred more than friendship.                             ~ Francois VI Duc de La Rochefoucauld Sometimes things happen in life, and it ends up being a huge wake up call.  On my fiftieth birthday, I realized I was at least halfway through my life, and I did not want […]

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Following My Divine Intuition

People are like stained glass windows; they sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light within.  ~Elizabeth Kubler-Ross  I was three months into the relationship, and I woke up in the middle of the night asking myself what […]

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How Did She Get from a List of Expectations to Two Black-eyes?

We are all a little weird and life’s a little weird, and when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love. ~Dr. Seuss I will never forget standing in front of a group of women who had sought refuge in […]

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Early Signs of Abuse

We are, each of us, our own prisoner.  We are locked up in our own story.  ~Maxine Kumin According to The National Coalition against Domestic Violence, one in three women have experienced some form of physical violence by an intimate partner.  On a typical day, domestic violence hotlines receive approximately 21,000 calls, an average of […]

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Getting To Know You, Getting To Know All About You

Life is change. Growth is optional.  ~Anonymous The value of the early dating period was obviously a time to get to know one another.  It also established the rules and expectations of how you treat one another.  You learned what the other person would tolerate?  And what you were willing to tolerate?  Looking back also […]

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Falling In Love Is Terminal

A baby is born with a need to be loved and never outgrows it.  ~Frank A. Clark  Falling in love is the ultimate dream of many – young, middle-aged, and even older people.  We all want to experience that sense of being totally and unconditionally loved by another.  It is the theme of countless movies, […]

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