Trail Angels – Supporters of our Journey

Lexi – my 4-legged fellow adventurer and I walked the Greenbelt Pathway from MilCreek Hannaford in South Portland, Maine to Bug Light last night, and we made a pit-stop at a Trail Angel location along the way.  This person is kind enough to set out water and dog biscuits for the canine trekkers along the […]

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Wile E. Coyote -Super Genius, and Super Resilient

Ah, Saturday morning cartoons – nothing brought me more joy than a bowl of fruit loops and the antics of a super sly, super wise guy – Wile E. Coyote.  While Warner Bros made Wile out to be a bumbling buffoon that got blown up … one thing was for sure … he always bounced […]

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Stuck in the Briar Patch – Leading Through Personal Crisis

Last summer, I was hiking the south side of Saddleback Mountain on a trail that was a connector to a well traveled ATV/Snowmobile road so I could access one of my favorite fishing ponds.  Freighted down with my fly-rod, lunch box, back-pack, dog leash, and water bottle, I maneuvered carefully down a gravel path – […]

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A Walk …. with Lexi

An early-morning walk is a blessing for the whole day.  ~ Henry David Thoreau Thursday (July 12th) marked the birthday of my favorite author – Henry David Thoreau. To commemorate his birthday, I spent alot of time writing.  I would have gone walking, but we are experiencing a muggy heat wave in the NorthEast, and […]

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Guest Blog – Kathleen Frati – “Design Your Day”

I want to welcome to the Trail Kathleen Frati.  Kathleen joined the Trail Blazers on Tuesday to participate in the Blazing Trails Adventure “Find the Time to Get Lost – A Natural Approach to Time Management.”  – she said she was inspired to write this post after she attended.  It’s brilliant! I asked her if […]

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Time is like a river…

“Where does all the time go?” My friend exclaimed as she threw her purse and keys on the table at Starbucks and took a sip of her grande latte. She looked like she had been churned and beaten by the clock as she apologized for running late, and then gave me the laundry list of […]

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Set Your Compass – What are Your Guiding Principles?

My Dad would often say “If you don’t stand for something, you’ll fall for anything.”  When I was younger, I thought he was just quoting a hokey country music song, but as I grew older – especially when I became a business owner – I knew what he was saying loud and clear.  You need […]

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In order to grow, you need to break….

Tomorrow I am going to a four-day training course to become a Registered Maine Guide.  I have wanted this designation all my life, and at the tender age of 40 I am finally going for it.  Admittedly, I am a mix of anticipation, excitement and nerves.  Thanks to GPS and technology –  it’s been years […]

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How to Flaunt Your Flaws and still be Fabulous

Let’s face it – no body is perfect – but when we are small business owners, sometimes we pretend to be.   But we all have quirks that make us unique, problems that tangle into our lives, and issues we wish we didn’t have to deal with, and flaws that we’d rather pretend don’t exist.  But […]

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