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Please Pass this Info Along! You May Save a Life!

aging health Nov 22, 2017

Please pass this message along!!! You may save a life!

These are my college bestie’s before and after pics! Not the typical before/afters I share.

She is DAMN LUCKY!!!!

She noticed a spot on her arm. Doesn’t look like much, does it? Certainly not anything bad. She didn’t think it was anything but a nuisance to look at.

The ONLY reason she went to the Dermatologist was because her daughter was getting married and she wanted it removed or frozen off. She told me it was only for vanity reasons.

Unfortunately it turned out to be an aggressive type of melanoma!
But the good news is: they got it all!!! 

If not for her daughter’s wedding, she may have waited too long and had a much different prognosis.

I went to the Dermatologist yesterday. I go once a year but I also go whenever I see something suspicious. I had 3 spots frozen.

Did you know melanoma can be on ANY part of your body, even your scalp - which is impossible to see on your own!

This shit is nothing...

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Do You Have Jewlery that Has Meaning?

love relationships Nov 22, 2017

Do you have jewelry that has meaning?

I’m not a big jewelry person. In fact, I tend to wear the same stuff every day and I rarely wear bracelets until just recently. 

I LOVE these bracelets as they each have real meaning to me. 

I got the jade one in Notting Hill, England last month when I learned it’s a fantastic balancing stone. Something just called me to buy it and I’ve worn it almost daily since.

My smiley face bracelet I found on Etsy. It is my essence to a “T!” It’s a daily reminder to be a positive light to others. I haven’t taken It off since I got it about 3 months ago.

My heart bracelet is a reminder of the sisterhood I share with my college BFFs. I bought one for each one of us to wear as a reminder of our love for each other.

I’d love to see what is special to you and hear why.... #yourturn

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"This Universe Works on the Law of Attraction"

motivation Nov 20, 2017

From this morning’s reading...

“This universe works on the Law of Attraction-so the more we shift the focus from our desires to wanting more for others, the richer we become. 

When we tell the universe to give me “Gimme, gimme, gimme,” it responds in like fashion, and we find ourselves feeling put upon and out of balance. But when we ask the universe, “How may I share?” it will ask, “How may I share with you?” You are a being of sharing, and I returned the same energy back to you.”

Now this may at first seem absurd, particularly if we’ve been raised on an ego consciousness that’s stressed the need to “look out for number one,” and “get what I can before someone else does.” 

But I assure you that when we make the transformation to a being of sharing, the question of how to become inspired will disappear. 

So whenever we find ourselves “wanting more,” the solution is...

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Make Progress! Make Memories!

motivation Nov 20, 2017

7 1/2 weeks left in the year!!! What do you have planned in the remaining time you have?

You won’t get this time back. Make progress! Make memories! Make this time high in value!

Tell me what’s on your list...

For me, I am:

Losing 10 pounds
Going to a friend’s 60th birthday party
Going to the UVA/Va Tech football game
Spending 3 days in NY with daughter Kori
Going to the Christmas Hanson concert 
Going to see Book of Mormon on Broadway
Going to Asheville to see family
Spending time with my children & grandchildren

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Day 1 of Nannie in Charge

family Nov 11, 2017

Day 1 of Nannie In Charge: 

After getting 2 kids dressed, fed breakfast, dropped off to school as well as an 11 month old up, fed and diaper changed, lunches made and packed AND an 8 month old puppy fed and let out, I need a nap! LOL!!!

I did all that in 50 minutes! 

I realized after we were in the car that I forgot to even have 1 sip of water, let alone eat anything.  

I forgot how hard this is - and I only had 2!!!! Hoping a workout and a shower is feasible at some point! 

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Off to Babysit for a Few Days!

family Nov 11, 2017

I lived in the Washington DC area for 50 years and so I always traveled in and out of large, busy airports. Now that I live in a small town, I love to fly in and out of our cute little airport. 

There were 2 people in front of me in the security line!!! Absolutely no hassles and no stress. 

And look at the beauty before my eyes while I wait to board. Even my  luggage tag is happy!!! 

Off to babysit for a few days and feeling quite lucky that I get to trick or treat with my grandkids on Halloween!  (Be prepared for lots of pictures!)

What are you doing for Halloween?

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My Husband May Kill Me for Posting This!

family love relationships Nov 03, 2017

My husband may kill me for posting this but I’ll take that risk because I want his action to have a bigger impact. 

When was the last time you wrote a love note to your significant other?

You may not think of this as a love note but if you know him, it is. He loves football more than life itself and he wants ME to watch it with him. Good thing I love football too!!! 

When I saw this sitting on the counter, it made me smile. It touched me that he took the time and that he cares. 

Do me a favor. Write a sweet note to you sig other today. Leave it on the kitchen counter or on his/her pillow. 

I guarantee you will get a ton of benefit out of that simple action. Show your love. Give it freely with no expectation. 

Happy Saturday! xxxooo

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11 Years Ago. 1 Action. Many Changed Lives.

family motivation Oct 27, 2017
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Today is the 11th anniversary of the day I took my first step into a new life. I had no idea at the time how much my life would change, but all I knew is that I wasn’t happy and I was searching.

Eleven years ago today I met my now husband for lunch. It was I who reached out to him a few days beforehand. And he was no stranger to me. In fact, he was my college sweetheart.

We had had a torrid love affair back in the late 70s. I say torrid because it was the kind that you read about in novels, the kind that comes around once in a lifetime, if you’re lucky.

Unfortunately, things happened that were not repairable in the relationship at the time so I decided to move on. Looking back, I know that I forced my brain to move on and was quite successful at that, but my heart, which you have much less control over, never really did.

But I let my brain lead. And I found love again, married and had 2 daughters. I built a successful career, had a beautiful home, wonderful,...

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The Younger the Better

aging health motivation Oct 17, 2017

This passage in the book I'm reading right now stopped me in my tracks when I read it... It was so impactful that I shared it at our recent coach retreat. And it caused a few tears to be shed.

Please read it and share it on your timeline. It is a message that needs to be heard by everyone, no matter their age - in fact, the younger, the better!

"You may think you're protecting yourself from judgment, rejection, or upsetting someone, but when you make excuses and talk yourself into waiting, you are limiting your ability to make your dreams come true. 

I'm amazed by how much time I've wasted in my life waiting for the right time, waiting until I'm sure, waiting until I think my work is perfect, or waiting until I feel like it.

You may be afraid of finding out that you suck. Let me tell you what really sucks:

 Being older and regretting that you never went for it.
 Being 56 and realizing you should have divorced your spouse ten years ago.
 Being 45 and wishing you had...

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I Love Football!

family laughter Oct 11, 2017

I love football! I was raised on football - Redskins football! This is something I passed along to my children. (Sorry Nikki and Kori!)

I know the rules. I plan my Sunday around football. I know it makes no sense. It’s just a stupid game. (That’s what I tell myself when my team loses which is a lot!)

But it gives me immense pleasure. And I’ve been lucky enough to have 2 husbands who are Redskins fans.  I couldn’t imagine being with a Dallas, Philly or Giants fan. #archrivals

So when I moved to Charlottesville, home of UVA, it was a no-brainer that I’d come to these games and fall in love with this team.

They have struggled, just like the Redskins, but every week I continue to root them on and hope for the best.

Football season and Fall are my favorite time of the year. It’s in my blood and I will be a fan forever. #gohoos #hailtotheredskins#womanwhoknowstherules

Any other women football fans out there? ...

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