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Senior woman enjoying the beach

You are cut off in traffic by what you swear is a bullet but is just a car.  While waiting for a parking spot with your blinker on, an oblivious driver takes the spot.  You exit an establishment, hold the door for a person, and they don’t give you thanks for your consideration.  These scenarios…

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Wooden Table With Six Place Settings, Centerpiece And Pitchers
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Give Wisdom a Seat at the Table

I sat around the lunch table today with ten women from 24 years of age to 64 — single, married, separated, divorced — business owners, professionals, entrepreneurs, artists — newly graduated, just engaged, new mother, empty nester, grandmother. Each of these women living intentionally — all a part of something bigger than themselves. It was…

By Michele Gooch |
Happy New Year
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Happy New Year

Whether you are cracking open a new chapter this New Year or simply making the next step on your current path, we’re here to encourage and educate you along this journey. Our goal and mission is to provide you with content that is impactful and relevant to your life, so that you can be the…

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Young woman with eyeglasses, lumberjack shirt, jeans and headband lying on bed and using vintage typewriter.
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Own Your Story

We are all writing our own story — living our autobiographies. An author writing a novel starts with a rough idea, progresses to an outline of a larger story and then begins to flesh out each scene, each character, each event. After all the work and rework, writing and rearranging, the manuscript is sent to…

By Michele Gooch |
Happy Holidays
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Happy Holidays!

In the spirit of the season, we would like to take a moment to send you best wishes for the holidays and the coming year. We are so blessed to be recipients, alongside each of you, of the #NoMeanGirls community. As we step away for a time to spend time with loved ones, take a moment to reflect on…

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Son comforting his mother with a loss.
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How do Hope and Loss Coexist?

One year ago, in December 2017, my husband had a moment I can only describe as life alternating. He lost his father, and I watched my husband and his brother start a journey so painful and loving that I was not sure how to help either of them other than to be present when needed. …

Vietnam Vet with Black Lab Puppy
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My Holiday Experience

The holidays are fast approaching and reminding me of when I was young and excited about my first holiday in MY own apartment. I thought of how we celebrated Thanksgiving with turkey, dressing (no oysters by the way), sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes and by all means don’t forget the canned cranberry sauce!  Good heavens, my…

By Tricia Medrano Bridges |
Pink suitcase and passport document over pink background
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Experience Life!

Get out there and grab life by the tail! Experience life! What motivates each one of us? I approach every decade with anticipation: what will the next ten years bring? What new things to learn, to experience? This one little thought propels me: that as I look back one day or am asked, “What did…

By Noor Saadeh |
Car in winter season on the snow with chains on tires to provide traction
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Spinning Your Wheels Or Finding Traction?

Are you so busy that you never actually take time to decide what you want to do with your life or your purpose in life? Do you like who you are and what you are doing? Do you like who is in your life? Do you like how you treat people and how they treat…