July 2010

Life Threatening becomes Life Changing

by Connie
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A decade ago, I was diagnosed with a potentially life-threatening dis-ease; but this turned into a life-changing experience.  I hope you, or someone you love, are never the recipient of similar information. I know you’ve heard the cliché about how time stops when someone hears that type of news.  Having been on the receiving end, [...]

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Finding the Gifts in Failure

by Connie
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As a recovering Type-A personality, I’ve struggled with what I call, ‘The Perfection Perception’ for a great deal of my Life.  I was raised in a family that was so far from The Brady Bunch or The Huxtables, that it was unrecognizable.  Intuitively, I know I was in good company; few of us are lucky [...]

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How’s That Working for You?

by Connie
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When I was in my mid- to late-twenties, I started to feel incredibly isolated and alone.  I was married at the time, but that fact only seemed to intensify my loneliness, not dispel it.  Married people were supposed to feel connected to one another, weren’t they?  It felt like nothing in my life made sense. [...]

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Sharing in the ‘Wins’

by Connie
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The other day, we were invited to a major-league ballpark, to share in and celebrate the making of a dream come true.  To commemorate his upcoming 70th birthday, our friend, Rich, was throwing out the first-pitch, at Wrigley Field, for his much-beloved Chicago Cubs. The weather was incredible; the sky was a beautiful azure blue, [...]

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