Shine On!

Twenty-five years ago, in August 1991, my husband Jerry and I moved into our first and only house.  It was brand new, and the paint was barely dry. (We had done the painting ourselves with the help of friends, family, and a power roller.)  Last night in honor of this special anniversary, I cleaned and polished the kitchen sink so it shone.

(c) Kathleen Thompson

(c) Kathleen Thompson

Yeah, there are a few bumps and scratches, but it’s still beautiful.  I guess the same thing could be said about me.  And you.

Episode #047 – A Conversation With Bailey Jeann – Finding Her Groove With Healthy Cooking

Bailey is a French-trained chef who has found her groove with healthy cooking.  In this conversation, she tells us how we can too.  Let her inspire you as she shares her story of love, comfort, grit and being enough.

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I Wish I Could Do That!

Is there something you always wished you could do?  When I was kid, I wanted to fly.  Not an airplane.  Actually fly.  Like Mary Poppins or Superman.  I tried taking my umbrella outside in the wind and leaping off the neighbor’s embankment.  I even convinced some other kids to try it with me.

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(c) AdobeStock Photo

But no matter how windy it was, and no matter how hard we tried, we were never able to fly.

Episode #046 – 3 Life Lessons From Tragedy and a Silly Facebook Post

Have you ever had a day when a real tragedy was juxtaposed with something made out to “look” like a tragedy?  That happened to me the other day.  It reminded me of what’s truly important in life and how often we forget.

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The Honey’s Home!

When I was married to Jerry, one of my favorite times of the day was coming home from work.  I would pull into the garage, get out of my car, and open the mudroom door.

(c) Kathleen Thompson

(c) Kathleen Thompson

As I approached the kitchen door, I could hear Jerry exclaiming, “The Honey’s home!!”

Today Is Your Independence Day

When I woke up Monday morning, on our country’s 240th birthday, I was thinking about our Founding Fathers. I thought about their ideals, their willingness to sacrifice, and their commitment through difficult times.

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(c) AdobeStock Photo

And I realized that I have embarked on a somewhat similar mission – though not anywhere near the scale of founding the USA. 

Episode 045 – Saturday Night’s Alright

Whether you’ve been widowed, divorced, or experienced some other loss in your life, the book Saturday Night Widows has something to teach you about what it means to be shaken up, spit out, and come back to life.  Not the same life.  An entirely new life built from the wreckage of the old.

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