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Reworking Outdated Fairy Tales

Is it me ladies, or do we need to rework some of the popular fairy tales of our childhood? Last week I found myself knee-deep in the Cinderella story. I was the poor, overworked princess locked up in my house unable to attend the ball that everyone else on my...

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PersonalBrenda Hastings
Laughter is the Best Medicine

About eight years ago it all kind of hit the fan for me and climbing my way out of it took me on a strange and unconventional path. Two of my kids were diagnosed with severe autism, one had endured a month-long coma we weren’t sure he would come out of, and that’s...

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PersonalBrenda Hastings
Connection

My sister-in-law and I recently swapped insider tips on the best personal and spiritual growth workshops we’ve had in our lives. The time I grew the most was at an all inclusive singles-only five star cruise to Jamaica. I grew at least twelve pounds on that trip...

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PersonalBrenda Hastings
You Should Go and Love Yourself

Most of us have an inner critic that can be fairly relentless, but on a scale of 1-10, mine is probably a 110. The older I get, the more I realize that how we treat ourselves is pretty consistent with how we treat others, so I’ve really put some work into figuring...

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PersonalBrenda Hastings
A Girl With Kaleidoscope Eyes

There has been a recent hail storm of stories about celebrity misconduct in the news, and because my daughter insisted that I not touch this subject with a ten foot pole on my public blog, of course I must! I promised myself. I promised myself that when my daughter...

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PersonalRosemary Watson
Time will Tell

Ever see an old photo of yourself and think, wow, I wasn’t as fat as I thought I was! I would kill to look like that now! I was thumbing through some family photos one afternoon with my sister-in-law when she suddenly jumped up with an old photo of herself...

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PersonalRosemary Watson
Big Ideas

Big ideas like to knock on my door and invite themselves in. And when they do I’m always pretty gracious about it, “Sure – you can totally stay here as long as you’d like, Genius Idea to write an animated screenplay without any writing experience! Come...

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PersonalRosemary Watson
Tick Tock

I’m not crazy, but among the many voices that live in my head and terrorize me throughout the day, there’s one that is constantly going on about the same thing over and over again: “You’re gonna be late! You’re gonna be late!” I recently had a sit down with this...

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PersonalRosemary Watson
Key Notes to Self

I’ve been interested in trying my hand as a keynote speaker! My husband was almost in tears at the thought of me speaking for a large professional organization promising to deliver a solution to their problems. With what, my experiences as a mom? He was...

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PersonalRosemary Watson