My First Podcast Guest!

My First Podcast Guest!

My first podcast guest is Jaclyn Ricchio Stover of the “Actually, You are a Real Runner” podcast and Systems for Self-Care. Jaclyn and I met last spring when she was volunteering with the Chicago Area Runners Association at a ‘Go Run in Warren Park. She introduced me to the world of podcasting in October when she had me as a guest on her show (Listen HERE). I am now thrilled to return the favor and welcome her to theCauseCoach podcast.

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Planning for Christmas 2021: How far we’ve come

Planning for Christmas 2021: How far we’ve come

This past weekend the holiday decorations went up. I am much more enthusiastic about the holidays this year. With everyone in our family vaccinated, some normalcy has returned to our lives. Plus, this is our first holiday season as a married couple, and of course the first with a grandchild, so there’s that too.

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Some non-advice for the parents-to-be as I look back on my daughter’s first 21 years

Some non-advice for the parents-to-be as I look back on my daughter’s first 21 years

Last week, my daughter turned 21. The ups and downs of my life with her came cascading down around me as the day caused me to reflect on the role I’ve played in getting her to this point – which is now, for me, one of my best friends.  

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Managing ADHD in my 50s. Anyone else?

Managing ADHD in my 50s. Anyone else?

“Just diagnosed with ADHD at (almost) 54! Anyone else?”

That was what I posted in a FaceBook group of middle-aged women in March 2019. It got 333 responses. 

I have ADHD. It’s something I’ve dealt with my entire life although I never knew what my problem was and it didn’t even become a diagnosis recognized by mental health professionals until I was in college. I only decided to confirm it when my daughter was being tested almost two years ago. She too, should have been tested much sooner.

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Positive Affirmations in Our Music

Positive Affirmations in Our Music

One the the things I said I was grateful for last week was Spotify. I have always been sincerely grateful for music, as it’s made me feel alive, put a spring in my step, and helped me dance through housework. Spotify is merely a vehicle through which to conveniently appreciate music and have all our favorites a click or two away. 

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