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Joy Chaser

What is the lead story in your life today?

I worked in TV news for 15 years. I know what a headline is. I know what click bait is. I know what sells a story. The headline is everything. It captures a viewer, pulls them in. Once they are in, we tell the story. Hook em’ with a headline. Today, I am no longer…

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Have You Ever Watched How 7 Year Old Girls Do Friendship??

I quietly watched my 7 year old daughter play with her little girlfriends recently. Like intently listened and watched how they interacted and spoke to each other. I was struck by how they do friendships. They packed snacks for each other. They made sure each of them had enough Barbies to play with. They laughed…

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Try This…Practice Makes Progress

[social _warfare] “Practice Makes Perfect” I grew up hearing this and now I am determined to change the meaning. It drives home the idea that PERFECT will be waiting at the end of your practice. Here we are, a new year upon us and many of you are getting ready to set some big goals.…

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Losing Someone Near the Holidays Sucks

Last week my baby…well she is 7 but still my baby, Caylee, was playing in my closet and pulled out a pair of pink slippers. “Mama, I love these!” “I do too, Caylee.” I muttered as tear filled my eyes quickly. I forgot I had them stashed in my closet. They have so many memories…

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Do It Scared…

As many of you know, I was a local tv news anchor for nearly 15 years. I woke up at 2:30am to wake up the state of Arizona. I was an intern at the station when the opportunity arose…there was a traffic reporter position open and I could apply. So with a big nudge from…

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Livin’ Like I Am 6 Years Old…

You know that song “Live like you are dying”…Tim McGraw…duh. Well, insert “Live Like You Are 6 years Old” instead. Did I paint the picture, is the song stuck in your head now?? YES. Job accomplished. No, but really…I know what you are saying now… “Okay, girl…you’re 36…remember?!”But then I say, “I don’t care and…

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Leaving the Race of Perfection for the Journey to Joy

It wasn’t my fastest and it wasn’t my slowest…and I promise this isn’t one of those posts that says “Look at me…tell me how good I am or how proud you are of me or that I am a rockstar!” Not gonna lie, I do love the LOVE, the accolades and the encouragement (I am…

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