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7 great reasons to drink red wine

    This little gem of an infographic made my day, week, month and year. Had to share. Thanks to SeranataFlowers.com for the information 🙂

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i fell off my bike

  First cycle of the season = first fall of the season. Yep, fell over in middle of road  in the midst of changing gears. It may have been a derailer issue, or perhaps it was the fact that I couldn’t get my feet detached from the pedals quickly enough. Anyway, I lay there for […]

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15 pics of a snowy spring morning

  Just when you think it’s going to be spring – oops! It’s winter again. When you wake up to a morning full of snow, it’s great to strap on your “shoes” and take advantage of the beauty. That’s what my friend Sue and I did on this mid-March day.  

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I was feeling a little sorry for myself today. Then somebody sent me this.

    Reality check.   No Arms. No Legs. No Worries. No Arms & Amazing A Tribute to Stacey McInroe Conner Barbara Guerra (Born with no arms)   Besides going a little crazy in a good way, Susan Macaulay created and curates Amazing Women Rock, SheQuotes and My Alzheimer’s Story. She also helps people with public speaking, confidence building, writing and editing.    

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Fight the Good Fight. Your Way.

Journalist, author, motivational speaker and world-record-holding marathon swimmer Diana Nyad made five attempts to swim from Cuba to Florida. She first tried at age 28 in 1975. She failed. She made four subsequent attempts in August 1978, August 2011, September 2011, and August 2012.

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Catherine never complained

My cousin Catherine was born with a heart defect. She began having (then-experimental) surgeries to correct it at the age of two. She had many such surgeries and spent countless days, weeks, sometimes even months in hospital. The number of times she might have died are too numerous to mention. She never complained. She amazed […]

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Five Great Tips to Sleep When You Can’t

Ever wake up in the middle of the night and can’t get back to sleep? Or maybe you just can’t get to sleep to begin with? Me too. Lots. Truth be told, I’ve never been a good sleeper. I toss and turn, ruminate, think about what I wish I’d done instead of what I did […]

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10 Cool Lists of 10 Cool Things to Love

It’s no secret that, besides this soon-to-be-amazing personal blog, I also run an already amazing (she writes none-too-modestly) website not surprisingly called AmazingWomenRock.com, which has, over the last five years, become my own fabulously random work of multimedia performance art as well as an online oasis of inspiration for women and men who love women (she […]

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Hot? Getchya Some Gazpacho (Day 9)

In the last 10 days, we’ve had rain, rain, SNOW, freezing cold, and everything in between. But now that Facebook has turned around (in this statement), so has the weather. Today (or rather yesterday, because I fell asleep at the keyboard when I was about to post this last night, and then decided to go […]

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Facebook, food & feminism (Days 5, 6, 7 & 8)

This week’s three “F” words! Yes, I have continued on Susan’s Last 10 Days in May Magic Bullet Muffin & Fat Back Buster UnDiet & Weight Release Thing, even while I was madly blogging against big bad corporate Facebook and its misogynist treatment of women — fighting  the good feminist fight as it were. I […]

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