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Perfectly expressed by my fellow writer, Ellen Lambert (who blogs at EllenOutLoud at Braveheartwomen.com)  I woke up hearing the words, “Children don’t like it when their parents fight.”  Ellen captures this sentiment perfectly. I grew up in a family where […]

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What to do?  What to do after hearing the President plead for cooperation and putting the needs of the country first?  What to do after watching a dysfunctional Obama/Boehner face off in prime time?  How to answer your growing anxiety […]

See this picture?  I am certain it is apparent to you that it should be vertical rather than horizontal.  It is apparent to me, too.  I’ve edited.  Flipped.  Turned. Saved. Rinsed. Repeated.  And the demonstration piece meant as a visual […]

Everything we learned in Kindergarten!   I remember my kindergarten room was all about cooperation, community and acceptance.  Sharing. Doing things independently and then learning how to do them together.  “Hands are for making things, not for hitting.”   “That’s okay […]

If you need this message, particularly, print it out.  It’s a gift from me to you.

Calm. Yesterday, after a full creative day at my bench, I took on the task of five off-island errands.  Which meant organizing myself for a ferry trip and getting to five establishments before their night time close.  Since I started […]

no need to shine.”  The dragonfly disagrees. The iridescent sparkle of the dragonfly is disarming to many of its predators. The conclusion is easily drawn!  Particularly in business, women are encouraged to flail themselves into the competitive fray of business […]

Today I am going to imagine what those highly efficient and beautiful wings might reflect to me if I were able to “read” their iridescent shine.  Imagine with me…. A message for you from the dragonfly… You cannot become perfect. Because […]