Why I Walk

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This blog post is the speech I gave at the San Diego Making Strides Against Breast Cancer kick-off breakfast this morning. They asked me to talk about being a “Pacesetter” (one of the top San Diego fundraisers for the walk) – the why and the how. Ruth, Eleanor, Joan, Janet, Rosemary, and Carol—Each of these women fought … Read More

Channeling a Non-American

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Outside St. Peter’s Basilica As I set off to see the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica yesterday, I was wearing a long, black halter dress and had my hair pulled up in a bun. A guy sitting on the sidewalk yelled out to me, “Senor!” As I kept walking, I thought, that’s odd – why … Read More

Travel – My Love!

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INSTANT SATISFACTION We learn every time we travel. We learn about ourselves and we certainly learn about differences in cultures—both how American culture is different from others and how countries are different from each other. I don’t think I manage to embarrass myself all that often in my travels, but there is one particular situation which … Read More

2013 – The Year of More

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I think there’s a difference between being optimistic and when it’s something you really feel in your bones to be true. I truly feel deep in my bones that 2013 is going to be a special year in many ways. Every new year brings with it re-assessment of the previous year and thoughts about what … Read More

MORE Change… The Only Constant in Life

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I’m realizing more and more that the only thing constant in life is change. And I think that’s a good thing! People have their opinions about employment and how long you should keep a job… It’s funny because I think some of that perspective comes from “the olden days” and perhaps some of it also … Read More

A New Era of “The Hunt”

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I could be considered a professional job hunter. After a little more than seven months into my first job out of college I was laid-off. The company had staffed-up because they had two huge contracts they were guaranteed… Or so they thought. It was an early life lesson and one I would become intimately familiar … Read More

The Power of Moving You

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Written 7/30/11 This weekend kicked off last night with what was to be a jam-packed schedule. I was sort of regretting planning so much, but at the same time knowing I wanted to do it all to see all the people I wanted to see. Going to Yoga in the park (for charity) this morning … Read More

Long Time No Blog

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Wow, the months have really gotten away from me! I have written a couple of times, but they either weren’t suited to post or I didn’t have a chance to post for a while and then what I wrote seemed too stale-the moment had passed. Interesting that my last posted blog talked about me getting … Read More