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Busted in New Brunswick

Jill gets into the Saint John, New Brunswick police car

My recent road trip through New Brunswick and New England in September, 2014 taught me a valuable lesson about letting go and living in the moment, courtesy of my friend Jill. I don’t often travel with others, but when I do it’s usually with Jill, whom I frequently mention in my podcasts …

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Six Ways to Respond when Someone Says, “I Have Cancer”

Knowing what to say when someone reveals a scary diagnosis will help you both. Here are six tips

Everyone knows someone with cancer or another life-threatening illness, but few of us know how to talk about it.  Researching my book, Live Full Throttle: Life Lessons From Friends Who Faced Cancer, I interviewed more than 100 people who have faced one of life’s ultimate sinkholes. They told me stories about …

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The Banjo and Unlearning

One of the many cases with priceless banjos

My grandparents loved Bluegrass music & "Hee Haw." The Blue Ridge Music Center taught me to appreciate the music that I thought was so unhip while growing up.

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Learning to Listen

When someone hits a rough patch in life, it's difficult to know what you should say, or if you should just keep your mouth shut. Here's advice from a widower.

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Who’s Sitting on Your Shoulder?

Navigating an unfamiliar and dynamic traffic pattern with a thousand other vehicles, Jiminy screeched, “Why didn’t you pull over?”

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The Reset Button

What might look like stepping out into nowhere to one might look like a leap of faith to another. Take a leap and watch what happens!

New Year’s Day is a great day for pushing your life’s reset button, and this series is designed to support you, using what I've learned from my own life reset.

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My Gift to You for 2013: Life Lessons from the Road

A friend once told me I pack my bike like the Beverly Hillbillies. That's fine, but all a woman really wants to know is whether her butt looks big!

I’ve been fortunate to crisscross the United State and parts of Canada on my motorcycle three times. I enjoyed sharing stories from the road with my newsletter subscribers, who often tell me about this story or that one when we meet in person. This one is a favorite: Pulling into the …

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Insider View of Self-Publishing

After writing about how to roll blog posts, newsletters and articles into books, self publishing, writing book proposals and what a book can do for you professionally, I invite you to walk with me down the path of self-publishing a book of my own. Live Full Throttle: Life Lessons From Friends Who Faced …

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