Category Archives: INSPIRING PEOPLE

In Loving Memory — How You Can Help John Coons and Bryan Byrge

John Coons, one of the liveliest and loveliest people I have ever known died today while commuting to work on his bicycle. He and his dear friend, Bryan Byrge were both struck and killed instantly by a large pick up … Continue reading

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Bat Dad — Super Hero Parenting

If you read this blog you know that the TODAY Show is a big part of my life.  It’s just the right combination of news and infotainment I need to start the day feeling informed. Today was a perfect example … Continue reading

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Fight For You, AND Your Dream

Have you ever had a dream?  Something that you really wanted to do? Here’s a cute video if you can relate to having something you’ve always wanted to do. My sister-in-law gave me a disc with a bunch of princess … Continue reading

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What to Buy Your Mother-in-Law for Christmas–Oh Sweet Sadie!

My “can do anything” friend Dani Lassiter who organizes the Triathamom race and Goldilocks ride is hosting another Oh Sweet Sadie Art and Gift Show starting TODAY in Daybreak on Soda Row.  I got a sneak preview last night of … Continue reading

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What To Do If You’re So Overwhelmed You Think You Might Die

The first thing I’d tell you is that you need to lower your expectations a little.  Maybe a lot. Even though I’ve had down times in my life, I’ve generally been a happy person.  I feel very lucky about that.  … Continue reading

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The Blind Man and the Panhandler–A lesson I learned

I recently wrote an article published on KSL.com about something I saw downtown last week.  It reminded me about how important it is to be aware of the people around us and help them if they are in need. I … Continue reading

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Attend a Wedding #91

I am so blessed to have so many good friends.  I really don’t know what I have done to be so richly blessed with good people around me. My good friend Bonnie, whom I lived with during college at least … Continue reading

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The Unsung American Hero–Wives of Brave Men

I sobbed half the day yesterday, after digesting the unthinkable tragedy in Arizona with 19 wildland fire fighters consumed by the fire they were fighting. Yesterday on TODAY, I saw an interview given by one of the wives of  the … Continue reading

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Ukulele Bootcamp Was FUN!

One of my life long dreams has been to learn to play a musical instrument.  It’s # 253 on my list. To this point in my life I have not been very successful at being musical. In the 4th grade, … Continue reading

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The Incredible Nature of Motherhood

More than 30 of you entered the contest sponsored by Massage Envy and The Flower Patch leaving me dozens of reasons why a mother you knew deserved a special prize on Mother’s Day. I learned a big lesson by announcing … Continue reading

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