From Broken Rib to… Author?

     As I share in Stumble to Rise, “I broke a rib and bruised a few others after a bad fall into the unforgiving kitchen granite countertop. I was in pain and received doctors’ orders to rest and recoup for six weeks. After a couple of days playing with my phone and watching TV, I stationed myself in a…

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Reinventing YOU!

     When is the last time you reinvented yourself ? When you started driving, when you left home, started a new career, became a parent, your children left home, when you retired — those times are all life changes that require a new version of you to be born.       Some of these situations occur because we “want”…

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Stumble to Rise Tribe Invitation

I need your help! As my book nears completion, there are several aspects of this creation process on which I would love your feedback! Who knew that bringing a book to fruition was such a daunting task! I’ve learned that writing is a process — not an event and it takes a mighty village so I need YOU!! I’ve created…

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A Daughter’s Gratitude

Besides turkey and stuffing, we usually associate this Thanksgiving holiday time with family. My family recently suffered a great loss. Since I originally posted this blog, my Daddy passed away on November 8th, 2018. Dad’s favorite part of the Thanksgiving meal was devouring Mom’s homeade pies — pumpkin, pecan, gooseberry, chocolate, coconut — all 100% homemade with love from the…

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The Greatest Blessing

In honor of my son’s recent 13th birthday, I’m sharing a sneak peek into one of my very favorite Stumble to Rise chapters, “The Greatest Blessing”  In the book, I share experiences about how I deal with and conquer adversity. I blame the MonSter (as I not so lovingly refer to it) for a lot of my biggest struggles but since I’m…

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Giggle More, Cry Less!

Have you ever read a great book and dreamed of talking to the author? Well I did just that! First through e-mail, then on the phone and now we’re even Facebook friends! Yes, I stalked her. Can you tell I’m a little smitten?   The Author: Yvonne deSousa. The Book: MS Madness! A “Giggle More Cry Less” Story of Multiple…

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What Are YOU Putting Off?

What’s something important that you keep putting off until later? What’s hanging over your head? Exercise? Building your business? Changing your diet? Are you waiting for the perfect time? Does this sound familiar? When I get everything else done, then I’ll be able to do it. I’ll be ready after my next birthday or after this year or after my son/daughter…

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A Day In The Life…With an Invisible Disease

If I had a dollar for every time someone told me that I don’t look like someone with MS, I’d be able to afford my health insurance! But seriously, do you know someone who has MS or another invisible disease?  Or maybe you have one yourself and you wonder if anybody understands.   Meet Chadd Bartlett He’s a really kind,…

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