Category Archives: thought for the day

Why The Mean Lady Talks Mean: Learning What You Need to Know

by Susan J. Elliott, J.D., M.Ed. “I am always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught.” – Winston Churchill The first episode of the Mean Lady Talking Podcast (for a listing of episodes go HERE) explains … Continue reading

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Building Your Own Life

Way back when I wrote this post and followed it with the second post.  FOr those afraid to get out and build your life, I hope this is some kind of inspiration. Post 1: There is more to us than … Continue reading

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Holidays and me-all year round

Holidays.  They are fraught with excitement and then there is all the expectation that we are HAPPY and when we are not, we feel as if we, not the world, has failed. By Susan J. Elliott, J.D., M.Ed.  After a … Continue reading

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Guest Blog by Kathy (ktgirl): Doing the Work

Kathy was one of the early readers of the blog…she’s been co-moderator (past and present) of the Yahoo group and made a guest appearance at the March seminar. She has worked hard and reaped the benefits of that work. I’m … Continue reading

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Revenge Revisited

I’ve said on here that living well is the best revenge. A saying that isn’t mine but has certainly been my mantra for the past 20 years. I’ve talked about revenge in a few different posts but I’ve read a … Continue reading

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12/16 ~ On Grieving for Places and What Could Have Been

Yesterday my son and I went to see “A Bronx Tale” on Broadway. When the movie came out I saw it twice the first week. When my son got older, I gave him the movie and it’s remained one of … Continue reading

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3/4 TFTD ~ More On Dancing Out of Control

When she is starved, a woman will take any substitutes offered, including those that, like placebos, do absolutely nothing for her, as well as destructive and life-threatening ones that hideously waste her time and her talents or expose her life … Continue reading

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