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BlogHer 16: Diamonds and Rust

BlogHer 16: Diamonds and Rust

By on Aug 5, 2016 in Blather | 0 comments

Greetings from #BlogHer 16, in beautiful downtown Los Angeles! Eleven years ago, I attended the first, tiny BlogHer conference in Santa Clara, California. At that time, I had been blogging for about 18 months – and the professional knowledge and tools that were presented at that conference opened my eyes to a cornucopia of new possibilities. I also got to meet...

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Sideswiped!

Sideswiped!

By on Jan 3, 2016 in Life Goes On | 2 comments

Our drive up to Sacramento for my sister’s annual family New Year’s Eve gathering was uneventful… …until we got sideswiped by a big semi truck, which decided to change lanes right into us. No one was hurt. The driver moved back into his lane as soon as he made contact with us, and we both pulled over and exchanged information. The truck...

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ShiftCon: Small Steps to Better Health

ShiftCon: Small Steps to Better Health

By on Sep 27, 2015 in Blather, Food and Drink, Health and Fitness | 1 comment

Leah Segedie is a force of nature. After helping hundreds of women lose weight through her Mamavation website and programs, she decided to tackle the larger problem of toxins and other substances in our industrialized food chain. The result was the creation of the ShiftCon conference, which held its second annual gathering this past weekend in Manhattan Beach,...

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When the Cat’s Away…

When the Cat’s Away…

By on Jul 27, 2015 in Blather | 0 comments

I’m self-employed. After 16 years of being a stay-at-home, work-at-home mom, I like it that way. I don’t have to face a long commute to an office, wear appropriate business attire, uncomfortable ladies’ shoes or makeup (except on those days when I do have to show my face in public) — and have complete autonomy on the time of day I do my work....

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Stop Telling Me What to Do!

Stop Telling Me What to Do!

By on May 23, 2015 in Blather | 2 comments

So many posts these days play on people’s fears of doing the wrong thing. Maybe we should stop worrying about what others think. It’s been a long time since I’ve used this space to write. We visited the UK, returned, sent my daughter back to her second semester of college, and just last week brought her back home from Chicago. I enjoyed Passover...

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The Year-End Post

The Year-End Post

By on Dec 31, 2014 in Blather | 1 comment

Every January 1, I start the year with so much hope. Every December 31, I cannot wait for the new year to start. 2014 was a difficult 12 months for me. But it was never going to be anything else. The year was dominated by the fact that my baby girl was turning 18, graduating high school and starting college. I would not have had it any other way, but that...

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They Came in Through the Bathroom Window

They Came in Through the Bathroom Window

By on Nov 25, 2014 in Blather, Getting Old Sucks, House and Home, NaBloPoMo | 1 comment

Last week, my husband and I became victims of a crime. As such, he has some thoughts of his own and asked for co-writing privileges. His contributions are indicated in green. I hit a milestone last week: I managed back-to-back marketing events with nary any pain. I was patting myself on the back Thursday morning for bouncing back from the first one well enough to...

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Politics

Politics

By on Nov 5, 2014 in Blather, NaBloPoMo | 2 comments

I do a political podcast on Wednesdays, and told the people I work for about it — but for some reason, they always try to get hold of me while I’m “on the air.” Maybe it’s because once I told them about it I stayed very, very quiet. It’s not smart to bring politics into business… and I’m a liberal Democrat performing...

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I Blame Menopause

I Blame Menopause

By on Nov 4, 2014 in Blather, Getting Old Sucks, NaBloPoMo | 0 comments

My mind is a jumble this afternoon, which has become my go-to state… and is one of the reasons I find it so tough to write these days. I blame menopause. I find myself blaming menopause for everything that goes wrong in my life: I blame it for my mood swings, my uncontrollable weight gain, and my inability to focus on anything for more than 10 minutes at a...

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