Glee Branstetter: Travel Nurse

I met Glee by chance sitting at the bar at the Beachcomber in Wellfleet on Cape Cod. To listen to our StoryCorps interview, click “read more” and then: Click here to listen to our StoryCorps interview: Glee Branstetter. We struck up a conversation and immediately her innate joy, cheer and yes, glee came through. I…

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Creating Community with Coffee: The Hot Chocolate Sparrow

Community is anywhere we fill comfortable, happy, seen and heard. At the Hot Chocolate Sparrow in Orleans, Massachusetts on Cape Cod, such a group exists. Daily, you will find members of the Coffee Group discussing life, politics, the best restaurants to try and checking in with one another. I am fortunate to have been extended…

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The Magic of our Yoga Room: Jennifer Cooper

Even after teaching three classes Jennifer glows when she talks about yoga and the yoga studio. To listen to our Storycorps interview click here:  the magic of our yoga room at Life Time in west county St. Louis. Her practice of yoga began when her daughters were young, “It took one class and I completely…

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The Girlfriend Series: Alex and Pam

Sometimes you are lucky enough to meet a someone who immediately touches your heart. I’ve learned from Alex how to make choices with intention, how to honor myself in ways I didn’t even know existed. She will even pinky-swear! To listen to our Storycorps interview click here: The Girlfriend Series: Alex and Pam

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The Girlfriend Series: Alex and Darby

Alex and Darby have a loving, supportive friendship that began five years ago. This discussion is a beautiful reflection on friendship. It is an original friendship that is fun, intentional and thoughtful. They talk honestly about how they met, the evolution of their friendship and how it’s always about “coming back” to one another, themselves…

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Liberty Girl: Philadelphia

  The idea for the trip happened spontaneously. My friend Lisa is a transplant from Philadelphia. Returning every few months to settle her mom’s estate, I mentioned I would love to go when she is there; as a local, I knew I would get an insider’s gaze into Philadelphia. We booked tickets in March, scoring…

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Diane Wood: Trolley Stop Bakery-Making the World Sweeter

Diane Wood of Trolley Stop Bakery is a gift to anyone who loves baked goods! Her grace about life and her experiences are inspiring. She offers wisdom in her kind, generous way to the baking co-op as well as to anyone who asks! We’ve had a great time getting to know one another as she…

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Pied Piper of Pilates: Diane Klenke

Creating Community: Diane Klenke is the Pied Piper of Pilates. She makes class fun, interesting and above all, encourages us to laugh. More than that, the tone she sets in class inspires us to create community and incredible friendships. I will follow her anywhere! To listen to our Storycorps interview, click the link below: Creating…

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Creating Community One Kegel at a Time!

It’s Friday and I am on my mat in Diane Klenke’s Pilates class at Life Time West County in St. Louis. I am smiling as she is asking us brain teasers and keeping us laughing, engaged and present as we are holding our abdominal muscles in, working our pelvic floors with Kegels, and performing one…

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Sunday in St. Louis July 2022

Excited and nervous about my interview with Diane Klenke tomorrow. She is our Pilates instructor and the first interview I’m doing with someone else! And it’s Sunday in St. Lous….To listen to the Storycorps interview click here: Sunday in St. Louis July 31.

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Queen of Selfies

Remember the time when we would set timers and run into the picture? Cell phones have changed the way we can document our lives. Early on I realized I had a unique talent-I could take a good selfie. I’m owning it. Queen of Selfies

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Storycorp: A few good memories-Uncle Steve

During this interview, I was honored to talk about someone I will always remember-my Uncle Steve! In addition, I also talked about great memories with my kids and my two German Shepherds, Starr and Crosby. To hear the interview, click “read more” and then click on this link:  First Interview July 17, 2022 – StoryCorps…

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Clare’s House

 Clare’s House is a tail-wagging good time. Like my German Shepherds I raised years ago Starr and Crosby, my ears perk up when I overhear chatter about making life better for both pets and their owners. Two new friends in the locker room of a local gym were chatting about “fostering dogs” and “time spent…

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Bionic Woman

Movement is as vital to me as breathing. Ask any physical therapist or doctor I’ve ever had the privilege of consulting. They understand VERY quickly that to restrict or eliminate movement for me is like asking me if I need to breathe. Ben, the gifted physical therapist at Athletico realized very quickly when I consulted…

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If I Ran the Zoo

The sun is shining through the underwater tunnel into the sea lions’ habitat overhead as we watch Dixie, the California sea lion playfully engage the zoo educator. This game started as we sat on the benches watching the sea lions’ swim upside down, backwards and tumbling around. I’m not sure how long we were sitting…

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Pam vs Technology

Let’s be real. I’m not going to win. Regardless of how much I know, how much I try to learn, how many questions I ask, technology always has the upper hand. Why? you may ask. Because technology has no feelings. Technology really doesn’t care. Technology will simply do whatever it wants regardless of my tears,…

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Camping Girl

It was a part of my life that I thought was over. A part that disappeared with other, interesting, and important things into the past. I knew when that part of my life was over. At first, I didn’t think I would miss camping. I didn’t grow up camping. In fact, didn’t even know if…

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Camera Ready

“Is that a selfie on your website?” I am asked innocently. “Yes, isn’t it a great picture?” I naively answer. “No. You need a professional head shot. NOT a selfie. You cannot use a selfie on a professional website or on LinkedIn. You do want people to hire you, right?” “Yes,” I answer, “And how…

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