The Bad Knee Need for Speed

After suffering a serious knee injury, I numbed the pain through the wonders of legal narcotics. Then the doctor upgraded my drugs to a more potent dosage because my eyes kept rolling back in my head as I bit through broom handles. This new potent medication had the power to turn me into a fierce […]

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Join Us for a Writing and Wellness Retreat Next Weekend!

            Write by the River Wellness and Writing Retreat – Oct. 3-5 http://www.eventbrite.com/e/write-by-the-river-wellness-retreat-for-women-tickets-12677471659 One Weekend and Four Day-Only Spots Still Available! Imagine a fun weekend in the mountains with other women who want to focus on fitness and writing while having fun! Retreat includes five meals, snacks, writing materials, cooking […]

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Hallucinating with Storybook Friends

I recently experienced a knee injury so painful that I sobbed until tears and snot covered my face, and I ignored my mother’s admonishment to wear fancy underwear before going to the hospital. After x-rays confirmed damaged ligaments, a doctor who appeared to be 12-years-old prescribed an assortment of painkilling medicines. I wanted to adopt […]

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Midlife Cabernet: Old Advice for New Parents

My children grew up to become happy, productive adults without an arrest record or implanted horns and they still talk to me, so I’m qualified to offer some advice to new parents of healthy children. Here are a few easy suggestions that are all legal: Your children should: Explore and get dirty. Climb and fall […]

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TV is Not for the Timid

http://www.kboi2.com/idaholiving/Midlife-Cabernet-Life-begins-at-50-274106741.html Copy or click on the link above to view my interview on Idaho Living. I discuss serious topics such as middle-age angst, growing hair on toes, and why wine is a good preservative.    

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Next Speech: Using Humor in Business Presentations

eWomenNetwork “Accelerated Networking” Luncheon Thursday, October 09 Courtyard Marriott, Meridian, ID How Humor Works in Business Presentations Tedious meetings and boring presentations can destroy motivation, irritate attendees, and lose the message unless the speaker incorporates effective humor to engage the audience and communicate the facts. At this powerful event you’ll learn: How to develop dynamic, […]

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Friends and Wine get Better with Age

I recently attended a garden party with a dozen feisty middle-aged women. We all once worked for Boise Cascade Corporation, and as our lives have evolved, most of us are still jumping in and out of hot water when we should be lolling around at a fancy resort sipping fine wine and receiving a massage […]

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How to Plan and Survive Your Midlife Birthday

  My most memorable childhood birthday could be a case study for why some people need therapy. My mother’s baby died during childbirth a few weeks before my 8th birthday, so my gift was a big doll with all the clothes that had been intended for my dead baby sister. There weren’t any inflated jumping […]

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