A blond woman and black lab walk away on a wooden plank walkway with beach grass on either side.

Crossing one bridge at a time

A literal bridge crossing: From the beaches into Jacksonville For the last two years, I trekked over this bridge, transporting me from Atlantic Beach to Jacksonville. Admittedly, I would openly sigh as I crossed over knowing a couple of things. One, I was leaving Bo, my black lab son, for Read more…

My 3 words for 2016

Instead of making resolutions, I like to follow Chris Brogan in the practice of selecting 3 words to motivate mind and heart for the new year. I started doing this a few years back. While these words do not guarantee a perfectly charted course for life, they can guide and Read more…

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The real beauty of Dove

Self beauty and worth is an echo.  This statement is from a mother reflecting on her daughter’s self-identity. She shares this in a video as part of the Dove ‘Real Beauty’ campaign. When you watch the video, you will see (eerily) how daughters mirror their mother’s concerns when it comes Read more…

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My 3 words for 2015

One of my most popular cooldeb posts last year was entitled, My 3 words for 2014. I got the idea from blogger SuzeMuse, who was inspired by Chris Brogan. In short, it’s a way to approach the New Year with renewal and resolution to inspire a sense of being and purpose. I Read more…