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Fortyologie – Day 14: A Reason, a Season or a Lifetime

I met her while watching my daughter play travel basketball.  I’m not sure how the conversation started but how could it not when you are sitting on bleachers or the floor in hallways next to each other all weekend?  I recall her being smartly dressed and you know that I love fashion.  Additionally,  I knew

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Fortyologie – Day 10: Friends

Friends add value to our survival…yes they do.  Anyone that has good friends knows this and anyone who doesn’t knows it too.  And wouldn’t you think by the time we are all adults we’d have friendship figured out?  And yet, drama continues to abound for so many women.  The hurts and struggles of friendship through

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Fortyologie – Day 7: Leopard is a Neutral

Clearly I have a problem.  My discovery of 4 pairs of leopard print shoes in varying degrees of comfort was the sign.  (Yes, those shoes are all mine…don’t judge.)  I don’t know if it’s an expression of my personality or my fear that as I get older I will just fade off into invisibility that

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Day 3: Strength and Beauty

Thanks for hanging around – it’s Day 3!  We are finishing up the definition of Fortyologie today by studying strength and beauty. Strength – the quality or state of being strong; moral power, firmness, or courage; power by reason of influence. Gals, we’ve been around for a bit by now. We know some people and

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Day 2: Wholeheartedly with Grace

As I mentioned in Day 1, we are going to spend the next month studying: Fortyologie:  The study of midlife and how to live it wholeheartedly with grace, strength and beauty. Today we will dig a bit  into the words wholehearted and grace. Wholeheartedly – with full or complete sincerity, enthusiasm, energy, heart and earnestness.

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31 Days of Learning to Live in the Middle: Fortyologie

Day 20:  3 Ways to Fight Fear Day 19:  Who Am I, Really? Day 18: Fun Ways to Enjoy Some Girl Time? Day 17:  What to Do When You Feel Rejected Day 16:  Take Your Relationships Beyond Ordinary Day 15:  Where are My Girls At? Day 14:  A Reason, A Season or a Lifetime Day

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How Do You Unpack a Heart?

IF:GATHERING  registration is TODAY and then IF:LOCAL meetings will start popping up all over the globe.  I wrote these words when I got back from IF:Gathering last year.  It’s lengthy but WORTH it…He moved in that place and in my heart…. February 10, 2014 How do you unpack a heart? I got home from the

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How to Have Complete Job Security

I’m a little pencil in the hand of a writing God, who is sending a love letter to the world.”  Mother Theresa   Wouldn’t you love to have a job where you will never be let go, the work doesn’t run out and your heart will grow with each day?  This is no secret just

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How to Practice the Discipline of being Present

The word discipline can conjure up many thoughts depending on your life experience – past and present.  Some will right away think about discipline as punishment or correction.  For others it’s a way to live and accomplish whatever it is you need to do.  Or we could think about it as a noun…there are disciplines

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