Gifts from my Grandmother

Gifts from my Grandmother

My grandmother, Louise Hartley Stone, was an artist and musician.  Her watercolor paintings and sculptures grace homes around the globe.  Her grandchildren called her Maynard, a moniker she received after a mispronunciation of grandma by her first grandchild...

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I Don’t Want to Inspire You

I Don’t Want to Inspire You

I spent today in Houston with about 100 other entrepreneurs at Promptings Academy, a relationship marketing and personal development seminar.  My daughter is about to head off to college, so I brought her along in hopes that she would pick up a few tips to he...

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How to Deal with Internet Trolls

How to Deal with Internet Trolls

I did it, I got sucked in to a dialogue with an Internet Troll. I am sure he is a perfectly nice man in person but on the Internet, he was vicious and hateful. He insulted me, called me names, and questioned my sanity. Simply because I chose to refute a statem...

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Friends Add Color To Your Life

Friends Add Color To Your Life

Yesterday was a long and wonderful day filled with great friends, old and new. Friends add color to your life. There is a beloved Girl Scout melody: Make New Friends but keep the old.  One is silver and the other gold. The more friends you have, the more ...

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Affordable Care Act Saved My Life

Affordable Care Act Saved My Life

Hi!  My name is Kandas and the Affordable Care Act saved my life! Yesterday I received my regularly scheduled doses of Herceptin and Lupron to keep that naughty Bertha away.  As I was sitting in the infusion chair, IV drip, drip, dripping protein inhibitors ...

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Fun Summer Holidays in 2017

Fun Summer Holidays in 2017

Did you know that today, August 26, 2017, is National Uncle and Aunt Day?  There are a lot of super fun summer holidays to celebrate just about anything.  My daughter is excited about August 11, 12 and 13 because they celebrate her family.  She’s a da...

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4 Common Myths about High Cholesterol

4 Common Myths about High Cholesterol

For over three years now I have been in treatment for metastatic breast cancer.  It is currently in remission, though treatment continues with an Arimidex pill every day, Herceptin infusion every 3 weeks, and Lupron shot every 4 weeks.  I’ve shared in ...

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Cousins Day Flashback

Cousins Day Flashback

Today, June 24th, is Cousins Day.  So I thought I’d revisit a conversation I had with my cousin, Tara.  Tara is the only female to complete more than 7 seasons of Black Marlin fishing on the Great Barrier Reef. Tara and I have only met in perso...

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