Hope and redemption for Mad Men

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If I were to send a letter to Matthew Weiner – the creator of Mad Men – it would go something like this: Dear Matthew Weiner, Thank you for creating one of the best shows on earth.  I will miss anticipating what’s next in the life of Don Draper and watching the cast of characters evolve and express their […]

Pep Talk


I need a pep talk.  Speaking in front of a large group of people isn’t something I do often. In fact, it’s downright scary. I’ve written about it before in my blog post about the fear of public speaking, which ironically, led me to Listen To Your Mother.  On the eve of “show time,” I am […]

God gave me the bench

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God gave me the bench in the park. He said to give my thoughts to it whenever I wanted. He explained that I am not built to carry so much anger, fear, guilt, sadness, resentment and shame. Crafted by the hands of boys hoping to earn a badge of honor, the bench is sturdy. It can bear […]

Lessons from women dumped by women

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If you’ve ever been dumped, ditched or unfriended by a woman friend, or girlfriend, then you know how devastating that loss feels. Friendships give us meaning and purpose. When we have our best gal pals around, we feel wanted, trusted and good about ourselves. The relationship with our women friends reduce stress and lift us up. […]