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None of us gets to escape life events that we never expected, that change life as we know it for ever. This is a story about a life-altering experience of my own, and how I managed to do more than survive it. I faced it down and emerged stronger —…


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The image of the roiling black smoke fed by orange-red flames filled the TV screen as the news anchor described the loaded oil tanker that had overturned and caught fire on a South Florida highway. “The driver did not survive.” …


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Enjoying my first cup of coffee this morning, I heard a sound I didn’t realize I’d been missing … the chirping of small birds in the tree outside my bedroom window!

Beginning some time last summer I had become aware that their cheerful chirping at the start of every day…


Like most of you, I’m heading into the holidays with a lot on my mind. I’m taking stock of my accomplishments this past year, while making plans and setting goals for 2019.

Counting down the days until Christmas. Between now and then, I’ll bake my Christmas cakes and prepare my…

Joanne Creary

I write on personal growth and development, faith, career transitions, human behavior, and anything else that catches my interest.

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