Ordinary Overcoming

Welcome

This blog is about ‘whew!’ and ‘woohoo!’ moments … about sharing and learning from the issues, doubts, and circumstances we—and others—have overcome … to inspire and strengthen us all. By actively remembering our personal triumphs we can build confidence in our ability to handle Life. Then when The Big Stuff arrives, we can review our list

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Overcoming Fear

Yesterday I began this piece with these words: “This post is already the most painful one I’ve written to date. Starting to type as my eyes well with tears is not typical.” Today, I started over. Because this blog is not about tears or despair but hope. Today, this post is about overcoming fear by finding,

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Overcoming everyday blues

Welcome to 2018. Welcome to January … the muffled, monochromatic month. At least in my neck of the woods. Call me nuts but I’ve been looking forward to January’s snowy silence, its quiet calendar. Its deep sigh. What I once might have viewed as a gloomy time now feels like … freedom. The quiet calendar equals

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Overcoming Seasonal Drift

I have a distinct memory of my first stint living in Chicago in my twenties, riding home on the Foster bus on Valentine’s day. It had been snowing hard for hours, big flakes piling up everywhere, and I wasn’t prepared in any way. I had on high heels and a dress (unusual for me—especially the heels)

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