Crudites and Careers

parenting_teensJen’s Gem: If you do the little things well, the big things will come to you.

 One of my tasks for the elaborate holiday meals my mom would prepare was the crudité tray. To say that I despised this activity would be an understatement. (Although basting the candied yams ranks right up there.)

While my mom would be making her famous bread or delectable sauce, there I was cutting up celery sticks and arranging them into their respective compartment on the green glass platter.

As I sliced each carrot and turned each radish into a rose, I bemoaned the repetition and complained louder and louder each time my mom would declare “you need more.”

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When Career Assessments Are Wrong

In high school, I took a career assessment. Its results indicated that I would make a good plumber. This was laughable at the time however, in today’s economy, being a plumber is one of the most secure jobs around. Given my recent pork chop bone in the toilet incident, these skills would’ve come in handy.

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Have You Been Benched?

It was almost a year ago that a routine mammogram turned into a breast cancer scare for me so you can understand why I was slightly skittish at this year’s appointment. As I entered the familiar office, checked in and waited my turn, a flood of emotions ran through me.

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When the Lord’s Prayer Comes to Life

forgivenessIt’s no surprise that most teenagers are convinced they are smarter than their parents. We can all remember our own eye-rolling moments with our parents growing up. “They’re so old-fashioned” or “They’re out of touch with reality” are likely common phrases we uttered under our breath when our first teachers tried their best to steer us in the right direction.

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Who Are You Going to Listen To?

be stillI received some interesting responses to my blog post from last week. Seems like there are many people who want to discover their ‘salt and light’ and use them for the betterment of society. Let’s face it, we all want to make a difference in the world.

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Pass the Salt…Please!

salt and lightUnlike many women, I do not crave chocolate. I don’t drool over sugary desserts nor dream of sweet confections. This is not to say that a really good slice of pie (especially my Mom’s apple pie) or a piece of cheesecake doesn’t kiss my taste buds from time to time but I don’t seek them out.

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We’ve all heard that people come into our lives for a reason. For a long time, for me, those “people” were friends, colleagues, DMV personnel, bank tellers, and customer service reps at the utility companies. You get the idea... (read more)
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