Mary’s Quilt

A quilt is a tapestry of fabric pieces that when sewn together create a personal masterpiece. The beauty of each quilt is in taking seemingly unrelated pieces and turning them into a work of art. A quilt can also be the timeless bond between young women who experienced something rare during our formative years that…

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Buen Camino

Peeling back the onion on a once-in-a-lifetime experience is complicated. My husband and I returned from Spain two weeks ago and a common question is, “So, how was it?” My answer was never what I wanted, but what can you expect from a hallway conversation or brief encounter when you don’t know if they really…

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Waiting

As winter lingers and snow showcases a white crystalline landscape all around me, I become mindful of waiting. Some of my midwest friends are sick of winter and others are taking a midnight walk to enjoy the snowy magnificence that has enveloped us. Some are counting the days until spring and others refuse to wait…

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4 Stages of Pink

While developing a new program, “Beyond Pink,” I came to a personal realization.   Like Elisabeth Kübler-Ross‘ five stages of grief, I’ve moved through four distinct emotional stages of pink.   Kuber-Ross outlined a series of emotional stages for death and dying: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance.  While researching the history of pink for a presentation at…

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