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A Powerful Tool

As my mother’s voice urged me to give up something I desperately wanted, my three-year-old mind felt like screaming. For some strange reason, because my cousin was an only child, and I was blessed with several brothers, I was to take a back seat so she could have her way—once again.

The year was 1955, and Disneyland had just opened in Anaheim, California. With our parents leading the way, my older brother David, my cousin Sally, and I were one of the first families to […]

Doing It for Years

Like a long pass hurling towards the end zone, my fourth child came flying out of my body and into the doctor’s hands. After he gently placed Timmy into my welcoming arms, I stared, flummoxed. “What do I do with a boy?” I wondered. With three daughters at home, my life up to that point was all about dolls, frilly dresses, and hairbows. I’d become conditioned as a “girl’s mom” and was afraid I’d flunk in the boy department. Little did I know that […]

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    What do I know – about preparing a living trust for those we leave behind.

What do I know – about preparing a living trust for those we leave behind.

When was the last time you looked at your will or living trust. We often do them once, then forget about them. But the truth is we should review them every 5-8 years. The person you put in charge back then may not be the right person now. Do you have too many cooks in the kitchen over seeing your estate (meaning are all your children executors), or one main chef?

In this episode, I talk about a new way to prepare this special document […]

What do I know – about preserving your legacy

We all want to know our lives matter at the end of our lives, that we made a difference. This is part of our legacy. But how do we preserve it? In this episode of “What do I know?” we’ll be talking about it and how you can preserve your life’s story.

And, should you be interested, I creative a pamphlet on several ways to creatively leave a piece of you behind so you’ll never be forgotten. If you’d like a copy, just email me […]

What do I know – about the topic of death

We Americans love to talk about every subject from politics to sex, but there’s one we shy away from – death. Why? Is it because we fear the unknown, our mortality, or the loss of someone we love. But I have learned there is an art to dying to create a beautiful passing.

I’d love to know your thoughts on this subject. We’ll be delving into this in the upcoming episodes.

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What do I know – seeing through the eyes of others

How do you feel when you receive a compliment? If you’re like me, more often than not, you cringe. Why? Because they’re seeing something wonderful that you’ve failed to recognize. But after years of self-deprecation, I’m learning to see “through the eyes of others” and be grateful for what they recognized in me that I didn’t know existed.

How do you handle compliments? Especially when they don’t resonate. I’d love to know.

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