running away

What My Mom Said Was the Problem with Running Away

Life can be challenging at times, and when faced with difficulties, it’s natural to want to escape from them. As an adult, I think back to the words of wisdom from the smartest woman in my life. My mom said that the problem with running away is you take yourself …

Mother's Day

Not Every Great Mom Has Felt the Pain of Labor

There’s a fact of life when it comes to motherhood – not every great mom has felt the pain of labor. Truth be told, any agony associated with childbirth fades away in time. The miracle of life replaces it with a chance to love and be loved. However, that’s not …

pandemic to do my own nails

It Took a Pandemic for Me to Do My Own Nails

It’s been more than three decades since I did my own nails.  While I haven’t held fast to an absolute pampering ritual of every two weeks, I generally lack the patience or skill to attempt a manicure. Meanwhile, the world will soon realize that at sixty plus, I’m not exactly …

Writefully Inspired

What in the World Does It Mean to Be “Writefully Inspired?”

I strive to do what I consider rightful – by passing on messages to inspire others.

age impeding job search

How to Stop Your Age from Impeding Your Job Search

Forty might be the new twenty in the eyes of the world. However, that’s not necessarily the mindset when it comes to prospective employers. Truth be told, your age may well be impeding your job search. Did you know that an “older worker” is now defined as someone who grew …

dad pals

Who Else is Pals With Their Dad? (The Luck of the Irish!)

Editor’s Note: In the spirit of remembering fathers, we are pleased to share this year’s Father’s Day tribute.  Joe Carney summed up his dad to us in one simple word – “Pals.”  In his spare time, Joe is a comedian – and is well known for his great timing and …

losing mom

Losing Mom Hurts: (Even When You Weren’t the Favorite!)

Editor’s Note: Our guest writer for this year’s Mother’s Day Blog is Anne Elizabeth Rowan. Her story is poignant, heart-wrenching…and filled with truth. Losing mom hurts.. you don’t have to be the favorite to know it. I started going to Church. I went because I really needed to rely on …

Mother's Day

Amazing ! This Ninety Year Old Mom is Still Turning Heads!

Editor’s Note: As Mother’s Day approaches, we love sharing stories about wonderful mothers. This is a condensed version of a story we wrote about a special lady. Her children provided all the wonderful details and have given us permission to publish her story.’ On May 4, 1928, Grace (nee Bonome) …

resumes sabotage

Warning! Astonishing Ways Resumes Sabotage Job Prospects

You just don’t understand why no one is calling you in for an interview. After all, you tailored your resume from a template you found online. That in itself could be a problem. In fact, you might be surprised at some of the astonishing ways resumes sabotage job prospects. Here’s …

365 Days of Gratitude

How to Survive 365 Days of Gratitude: A Labor of Love

365 Days of Gratitude. It was a year ago that I first wrote about my personal social media campaign. In fact, you can read of its inception and its early on results. It became a daily dose of positive energy. Cathartic. Inspirational. Heartwarming. Candidly, it was something negative that started …

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