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Do not fear a widow.

I became a widow at 49 when my second husband passed away from a malignant brain tumor (the same type that Beau Biden succumbed to — a glioblastoma).

It was tough enough to lose him. But then I started losing other elements of our life together — especially social ties…

Personal Development — Law of Attraction

How committed are you?

When you use the word “try” — as in “I’ll try to do X, Y, or Z.” What you’re really saying is “maybe I’ll do it — maybe I won’t. I’m not that committed.”

During a recent session, one of my clients was outlining some critical goals. I asked what…


Here’s how NOT to do what I did

I had blinders on. I didn’t get the memo.

I’m just going to throw this one out there.

Sometimes you have to learn about the tools you are given the hard way. When Medium says, connect your Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, etc., accounts, they’re not kidding.

If you post your article outside of Medium — using the article’s long URL…

I should have listened to my gut in the first place

Yesterday I was suddenly inspired to move some furniture around.

I even consolidated some items that made it possible for me to throw out a stainless steel cart (dubbed the animal dissection table by a friend) that I initially purchased to hold a gourmet gas grill — but was now…

Publishing and Writing

Happy Birthday Illumination!

It’s not what you think.

There’s a word that begins with the letter P that rules them all.

It’s not Please.

It’s not Peace.

It’s not Patience.

It’s not Progress.

It’s not even Possibility.

It’s definitely not Power.

It’s Publish.

There is no greater Power than that of the mighty pen. Our freedom of expression can be…

This day has left a mark

Beware the Ides of March. — William Shakespeare

There is something to that line — more than that, it was the death warning to Julius Caesar by a fortune teller (in Shakespeare’s play Julius Caesar) that gives me chills up and down my spine. March 15th was the day my…


One does his job, the other used to play one on TV

“I promise you, the day will come when the memory of the loved one you lost will bring a smile to your lips before a tear to your eye. It will come, I promise you.” — Joe Biden

Last week, while I watched President Biden solemnly and appropriately mark the…

A precious reminder from the best world ever

I grew up with Mister Rogers. Every day after school, he could be found on the public television station. Watching Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood was like being in a safe, happy place. His “world” was fun to escape to for thirty minutes each day. He talked about feelings. How to express…

Call corporations you do business with and ask them if they support the GOP

You have more power than you think.

Every time you feel a wave of frustration coming over you during the impeachment trial because of the possibility that the Senate won’t convict. Think about the large companies you do business with and let your fingers go.

Call your bank. Call the…

Jennifer Friebely

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