Monthly Archives: April 2015

You Have the “Secret Weapon” of Success

Every survivor of abuse wants to succeed, but few know how to do it.  My heart breaks for the foster alumni I’ve seen who have tried, failed, and who then find themselves in an emotional ditch, unwilling or unable to … Continue reading

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So, You Want to Be a Success?

I have been an employee and an employer. As an employee in an insurance agency, I had to look professional. As an employer, I had to look like a leader. Nothing in my life had prepared me for either role. I grew up … Continue reading

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The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Kinship Parenting

In the summer of 1940, my grandmother met a tall, handsome lifeguard at Santa Monica Beach. She fell head over heels for this black-haired, blue-eyed Irishman who won every dance contest he ever entered. Within a few weeks they were … Continue reading

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