More wisdom from Cheryl Strayed

“This is not the moment to wilt into the underbrush of your insecurities,” says Cheryl Strayed in her new book Brave Enough. “You’ve earned the right to grow.”

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It’s not too late

“Time is not running out,” says Cheryl Strayed, author of Wild, in her new book Brave Enough. “Your life is here and now. And the moment has arrived at which you’re finally ready to change.”

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Wisdom from Cheryl Strayed

“Inhabit the beauty that lives in your beastly body and strive to see the beauty in all the other beasts,” says Cheryl Strayed, author of Wild, in her new book Brave Enough. I couldn’t resist buying the small green book filled with quotes from Strayed. I knew it would be good inspiration for the new […]

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Take a break

Did you eat too much? Did you say something that you wished you hadn’t said? Did the holiday fall short of your expectations of perfection? Are you tired? Give yourself a present: Take a break. Go for a walk. Call a friend. Take a nap. You’ll feel much better.

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Merry Christmas!

May your heart and your home be filled with love and peace, joy and hope.

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Don’t vote for Hillary

My husband Jerry and I invited our neighbor Lauren, who is in the fourth grade, to go on a holiday carriage ride with us. We heard the clop, clop of the big horses and saw splendid Christmas light displays, and we thoroughly enjoyed Lauren’s company. She told us the name of her best friend and […]

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A woman pilot in “Star Wars”

Move over Han Solo. Rey is the female pilot in the new movie “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” “It’s fantastic,” says Kathleen Kennedy, Lucasfilm president, in an article in the December 10, 2015, issue of The Dallas Morning News. “I think what’s great about it is that Rey…is such a good pilot. That isn’t something […]

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Don’t give up your power

“The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any,” Alice Walker once said.

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The first in her village to vote

In this country, Susan B. Anthony was arrested in 1872 for trying to vote. Many decades later, in November of this year, Fouzia Talib, 29, was the first and only woman in her farming village in Pakistan to vote since her country was created in 1947. “My brothers and sisters are receiving calls from members […]

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Why Susan Anthony was fired

During an economic depression in the late 1830s, Susan B. Anthony, who campaigned for women’s right to vote and was arrested in 1872 for trying to vote, quit school and found a job as a teacher. She was 19 when she was fired from her teaching job, says Mary Kay Carson in her book Why […]

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