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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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