"Lead with your heart,
and don’t let fear get in the way."

Wendy Pitts Reeves

3 Questions To Consider When You Take Some Time Off

It’s fall break where I live, so those of you who follow me on Facebook know that I’ve been traveling this week. Packing the car and...

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Have you said “no” to anything lately? Do you need to?

A few months ago, some dear friends of mine invited several of us over for an evening of West Wing watching. Some of you may...

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When It’s Time for You to Make a Change in Your Life, and You Don’t Do It…


…the world has a way of giving you a kick in the pants.

Those words were said to me by a wise woman, dear friend and mentor of mine...

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What’s Just ‘Round the Bend for You?

“Change” is a loaded word. It brings with it so many different emotions: joy, fear, excitement, dread, anticipation,...

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The OTHER Most Important Thing You Can Give Your Child

My first-born will be 21 tomorrow, and my second is only a few years behind her brother. And in a way that I know will shock no one, I am...

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“The Path to Power is Changing”: 10 Rules for Emerging Women Leaders

It’s been a rough week in too many places around the world. Massive outbreaks of anger and unrest, much of it fueled by confusion and...

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LIFE APPS from the ORCHARD, Part 3: A Little Sauce Sweetens the Deal

Life is sweeter when you add a little sauce. :) That might mean adding a little extra to a recipe. It might mean adding a little extra to...

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LIFE APPS from the ORCHARD, Part 1: Unplugging is Delicious

“Modern” life is crazy, isn’t it?

Cell phones. Email. iPads and Kindles. That vague unease you get when you realize you left your...

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Finding The Courage to Speak Your Truth: Another Baby Step

Courage turns into Confidence when you do the things you think you can not do.

And that means being who you really are


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