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December 23rd, 2020

Finding Joy by Bringing it to Others


Yes, it's the smallest Christmas tree I've ever had, but it still makes me smile.




It's the holiday season, which is my favorite time of year. In the past I've written about my love of all things December. However, 2020 has had a nice way of putting a damper on some of that excitement.





As an empty nester with four adult children in their own homes and my husband and I in a short-term rental, I knew that Christmas would be different this

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December 1st, 2020

Pull Yourself Up By Your Bootstraps


I don't even own boots with bootstraps.




My dad is a fan of colloquial phrases. I can't even begin to count the number that he used regularly throughout my childhood. I do remember giggling (out of Dad's earshot) with my brothers over which phrase he might use next.





"He's going to say something about the southbound end of a northbound . . ."
"No, it's going to be the one about squeezing a nickel until the buffalo. . ."





I've been thinking about my

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September 10th, 2020

Empty Nested & Pet-less


The one and only, Gonzo the Gecko




For the past four years I have been living a semi-empty nester life. As my daughter, Sam, was away at college, it was just my husband and I at home for most of the year. With her senior year ending this spring, I knew that she would find a job, get her own place, and we'd be full-time empty nesters.





The good news is that even with the craziness of 2020, my daughter did get a job. She also got

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August 25th, 2020

Monday Nights Are for Us






As our marriage was a second for both my husband and me, we didn't start our relationship with just the two of us. Rather, it began with four children and a couple animals. Thus, a good amount of our time from the very beginning was spent with the usual family activities- sports, school, adventures, and more.





However, no matter the age of your children or the newness of your relationship, it's important to have time for just the two of you. Without meaning to do

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July 23rd, 2020

PeKu- What’s in a Name?






Sometimes it's more than you imagine.





When I first launched this publishing company in July 2008 I named it Wasabi Media Group. I chose this name as I had been an entrepreneur in residence at Wasabi Ventures and thought it could be beneficial to be known as part of that family.





Over the next four-ish years, I made three discoveries. First, because I had an affiliation with Wasabi Ventures and shared their name, many people assumed my company was venture-related. Second, using

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July 7th, 2020

Can I Do This?






Some people have an enormous base of confidence. Some people have very little. I am somewhere in between.





I once had a friend ask where I got all my confidence from. I laughed. I don't ooze confidence, but what I do is fake it until my confidence levels rise.





At so many times in my life, when approaching a new task or a public event, I have sweating palms and butterflies doing somersaults in my stomach. As much I would love

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