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We Didn’t Know

We Didn’t Know is my new serialized novel coming out soon on Kindle Vella at Amazon. Two best friends find themselves dealing with the loss of the only two people they could call family, and little do they know, they will find hidden family secrets and treasures that will change their lives forever. Let me… Continue reading We Didn’t Know

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Quote of the Week – Your Unique Journey

Take your own path ... it's your unique journey!

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Family Roots

Like the branches of a tree, we all grow in different directions, yet our family roots remain as one. Through research to learn more about my family’s roots, we found one of the possible connections quite interesting. My mother found family that had come from Virginia, thought to have traveled through Tennessee, and then later… Continue reading Family Roots

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Quote of the Week – philanthropy is understanding others

Philanthropy, and being a philanthropist, is about listening to people and trying to understand their core needs so you can find a way to address them.

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Runners … Walkers … Sitters

Through my life, I have worn many hats, almost as if I lived many lives. When I shared this quote, “Praise your runners, encourage your walkers, but a ‘sitter’ will always be a sitter.” I didn’t realize how many comments and questions it would bring up—but it did! After my two terms as board president… Continue reading Runners … Walkers … Sitters

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Quote of the Week – family tree

Family is like the branches of a tree. We all grow in different directions, yet our roots remain as one.

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Goose Bumps

In his magical way, Cody the Cockatrice appeared as soon as he felt something amiss with his guardian children, especially when it had to do with their health and safety. Bryant’s feet had frozen in place and his breathing had become sporadic as his heart raced and thumped in his chest. His eyes were fixated… Continue reading Goose Bumps

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Quote of the Week – Reflect and give thought

Reflect: Give thought to each member of your team and take note of their strengths and weaknesses. Nudge them toward their strengths and praise them for trying!

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LAUGH UNTIL YOUR BELLY HURTS

“Mommy, why are we walking so far down the beach?” “Because I want to show you something magical. It’s a place my mother showed me when I was about your age.” Bubbles danced up through Sabrina as she held her mother’s hand and they continued to walk the beach. “Look, Mommy, the birds are as… Continue reading LAUGH UNTIL YOUR BELLY HURTS

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Quote of the Week – praise your runners

Praise your runners, encourage your walkers, but a "sitter" will always be a sitter.