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

Wendy Pitts Reeves

29 Ways to be a (Really Tired but) Very Good Girl

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about what it means to be a Good Girl.

Here’s a few things that seem to fit, based partly on my own...

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On Risk

I don’t remember how I came across this, but I know that it came into my life somewhere around the time that I made the decision to run for...

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Courage in Action: Big Lessons, BIG Growth

I told her she’d be a different person at supper that night.

Of course, she looked at me like I was crazy.

But then, I knew something she...

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Courage in Action: Little Lessons, Big Growth

Now, where does this pole go?”

 “Do I put the stakes in BEFORE I stick the poles in those little sleeve things or...

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Whoops. Did I miss a turn somewhere?

Have you ever been lost?

I have – so many times it’s not funny. Well actually, it IS funny.

Sometimes very funny.


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There’s a Cricket in My Skillet, and Other Joys of Camping

No, I’m not into eating weird things. :)

 Just found the little guy when I pulled out a skillet to cook a little breakfast over the...

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Put your lips to the world…

The other day I told you I was heading out to do a little exploring, in anticipation of our June 21 Not-So-Secret Adventure Weekend....

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The Joys – and Dangers – of ‘Sploring

I’m going ‘sploring today.

That’s what we’d call it when the kids were little. Their dad and I would gather them up, grab a...

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5 Ways to Face the Fear Monster

Where do you find the courage to do those things that scare you the most?

I’ve been thinking about that. I talk to women every day who push...

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Do You Know a Courageous Woman?

I do.

Lots of them. Several of them, like Carolyn,  piled into kayaks with me on a sunny afternoon last fall, even when they were...

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