Look on every exit as being an entrance somewhere else.   – Tom Stoppard Looking at fall leaves in New England is a joy. Colors are vivid and varied and cover the hillsides. The underside of an autumn maple leaf is subtle, yet beautiful. I like the color, but I’ve never before looked at the flip […]

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Are Your Vulnerable?    The summer had been too eventful. I felt like I was on the verge of cracking like thin ice. First Damon, my nine-year-old’s appendix ruptured and he came near to death. I never left his side. After complications he recovered more quickly than I did-emotionally. Soon after he could travel my […]

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I spend lots of time with my cousin, Ann, when I was a young girl. Her mother, my aunt, kept everything in her home as neat as a pin. I thought this was great. My mother was much less organized. Organizing gave me a sense of control and I liked it. I especially liked not […]


Live Your Life Courageously This review of my book meant a lot to me because my personal life goal is to encourage and empower women. If my own experiences and life lessons can do that, I’m thrilled. This book is simple and an easy read. It is also loaded with lessons learned that can apply […]

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Are You Empowered? Empowerment is a buzzword these days. But what is it really? In our acronym SMORE, Single Moms, Overjoyed, Rejuvenated, and Empowered, the last word is empowered. Empowerment deals with taking control of life circumstances, exercising power to achieve goals, and the process by which you are able to help yourself and others […]

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How to Find Meaning Do you feel that your life has meaning? I hope so. You see, I think every life has meaning, though the meaning varies greatly from person to person. I also believe that it is futile to figure it all out. People seem to like assigning events to God and giving him […]

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Click title below for video Gail talks about the Enneagram Related post: Who Are You? The Enneagram is a valuable tool for self awareness-essential for spiritual growth. Before you resist and suspect the enneagram of being something like a horoscope, let’s learn a little about this very old and unique way of studying our God-given […]


How to Know Yourself Excerpt from Living Learning Loving Personality is the term commonly accepted to describe the way we define our human uniqueness. Your personality style indicates your consistent patterns of behavior. Your personality traits are motivating factors that influence your decision-making. Faced with similar situations, people will make decisions determined by their own […]

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Career Choices What should I study? What path should I take? I often hear these questions from women that I coach. Women, more than, men seem to have trouble thinking of themselves having a career. Some are coming out of a divorce and others haven’t found the job that was right for them. Still others […]

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Keep the Bad Guys Away Related posts: From a Man’s Perspective, Dating Do’s, Your Emotional Equal Many girls and women seem to be programmed to attract the bad guys, the wrong guys. By wrong guys I mean men who aren’t good for them. They know the situation isn’t good, but they keep trying to make […]