Author Archives: Mindy

About Mindy

I am divorced, no kids, working full-time in corporate communications. There are never enough hours in my day, mostly because I insist on hygiene, food, exercise and clean dishes. Really, how do women with kids do it?!?

FAKING it no more

When Michele sent me a new post to read this weekend, she was so excited to be coming back to the blog. Over the last year or more, she has transformed her life – new job, new status, new path. … Continue reading

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FIDDLE-de-dee

One sunny and beautiful morning this week — yesterday, in fact — I awoke after a rare solid night of sleep, got into work early and was sailing into my workday with a smile on my face when an inaccurate … Continue reading

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FOUND strength

I have a handful of friends going through challenging divorces; several more have put at least one behind them. Emancipated myself for over nine years now, there are days when being independent and responsible exhausts me, and I want to … Continue reading

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FOR granted

My father, who is a week shy of his 88th birthday, has always been a quiet man. My mother used to reminisce, annoyed, about parties at which he would stand silently in a corner while she attempted to draw him … Continue reading

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FULL exposure

Thursday, my hedges came down. I could feel the panic rising in my chest starting Wednesday evening, when I found out the tree guys were coming the next day to cut down two rows of the massive cedar hedges that … Continue reading

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FINAL frontiers

Several months ago, in a local retail store in search of the perfect “hang on – there’s a miracle coming” card for a worry-worn friend, I rotated the store’s standing display to find a column of “you can do it, … Continue reading

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FREE to be

“I am free, and always have been; free to accept my own reality, free to trust my perceptions, free to believe what makes me feel sane even if others call me crazy, free to disagree even if it means great … Continue reading

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FARAWAY shores

Two weeks ago I said yes to a spur-of-the-moment offer to share a friend’s company-provided hotel room on the beach in Florida for a few days. In an uncharacteristically impetuous burst, I realized I could shift the meeting or two … Continue reading

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FLOATING

By not knowing, not hoping to know, and not acting like we know what’s happening, we begin to access our inner strength. – Pema Chodron Since the year turned, I have been unable to sit still, unable to concentrate, unable … Continue reading

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FAREWELL to 2012

One year ago today, I wrote about the year to come, and the things I wanted to offload from my life. On this New Year’s Day 2013, I find myself reflecting instead on what I gained. Like every year, this … Continue reading

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