Author Archives: Chris

You know it’s time for a change when even your underwear is too tight

  Fat Kid, Fat Adult; Overcoming three decades of misinformation — Part II Original published by Raving Consulting In PART I of this series, I covered introducing more “real food” into our diets, and how a history of comfort and … Continue reading

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“You look like that fat blueberry girl from Willy Wonka”

Fat Kid, Fat Adult; Overcoming three decades of misinformation — Part I What could I possibly have been wearing, back in 1970-something, to deserve such a nasty  comparison to Violet in the movie, Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory? The … Continue reading

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Why We Need To Pay For Pain

After 25 years, my husband set foot in a gym … And has hated every moment of it. Originally published by Raving Consulting My husband told me that I was obnoxious. Not a very nice thing to say to your … Continue reading

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Wait a minute now … I thought you were dead

Last night I had a surprise visit by my mom. I’ve always thought of these nocturnal stopovers as a gift. Those of you who have lost someone will understand this. No matter how much you love someone, or are used … Continue reading

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The Biggest Gift You Can Give Yourself

Your best investment for the New Year? Surrounding yourself with people who bring out your best Ya’ll know me pretty well by now … I like to encourage folks to find joy … and to go for it every single … Continue reading

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A Conversation with Santa Claus

Santa: Ho, Ho, Ho Chris: Santa, is that you? Santa: Well, you called me right? Chris: Uh yeah. I just didn’t know if it would work. Santa: Whaddya’ mean? Chris: Well, my dad used to pick up our wall phone … Continue reading

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Another white trash Thanksgiving

How to cope with and celebrate, red Solo cups, in-laws and all! You may have heard me tell this story before, since it’s one of my favorites in family-bashing lore. A few years before my mom Maggie passed away, my … Continue reading

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More Food, More Coats, More Giving

How to get a better return on your company’s charitable efforts.  YOU alone and your one jacket CAN make a difference. Driving to work this last month, with temperatures in the high 20’s some mornings, I’ve seen less homeless at … Continue reading

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Why every construction worker should know cheerleading moves and …

and why cat videos and two buck Chuck make for a productive day.  I just spent an entire Saturday working on a freelance writing project. So what do I do to relax and decompress? I check my Facebook page and … Continue reading

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Are we giving up passion and integrity for a paycheck?

“Sorry, she’s a writer,” Amy forewarned the unsuspecting guy in the middle seat. Hot damn — what luck to be seated next to a friendly Nevada Air National Guardsman on our short one-hour flight from Reno to Las Vegas for … Continue reading

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