Empathic Messenger, Radio Talk Show Host, Author

Fall 2012

I Did It My Way…

Regrets, I have a few; but then, again, too few to mention…Some years back I attended a series of talks on finding and doing God’s will in my life.  The person speaking began with a negative criticism of Frank Sinatra’s “My Way.”  I’m already pissed off.  You never insult ‘Ol Blue Eyes to Italians. The…

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One Bad Apple Don't Spoil the Whole Bunch, Steph

Give it one more try before I give up on love…Putting ourselves out there, living a truly authentic life is dangerous.  Love is a battlefield, inside and out.  We are vulnerable.  Our hearts are on the line.  I have heard the lamentations of so many friends who refuse to step out of their comfort zone…

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The Best Things in Life Are Free

They say (I don’t know who “they” are) there’s no such thing as a free lunch.  As usual, I disagree.  One of the most profound ways we can grow spiritually, regardless of our religious affiliation, is to give back to the community.  “Giving back to the community” needs further exploration and clarification. Let’s define community.…

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A Special Birthday Blog

A few years back I was using St. Francis de Sales’ book, “Introduction to the Devout Life” for meditation.  The first topic, from which consequently I could not advance, was pondering on my own life.  The article encouraged thanking God for creating me, breathing life into me, allowing me to exist.  Well, I thought what’s…

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You're Gonna Make It After All!

Last week my husband called me as I was leaving a doctor’s appointment with one of our boys.  He said, “am I on speaker?”  I knew something was up, a sick feeling came over me.  I said, “no.”   He proceeded to tell me one of our other boys was in a car accident and…

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Let's Shake on It!

A friend called me the other night asking if  I had a minute to talk.  We had discussed previously how we both suffer with the fear of public humiliation.  She wanted to discuss this on a deeper level knowing my story and my everyday struggles.  She asked,  “how do you get over the fear?”  I…

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