Tightening my leash

A bald eagle circled above me this morning as I walked along the Lake Road. With each effortless revolution the sun glinted off his magnificent white head and I watched his easy circles, marveling at the beauty and grace of this once almost instinct bird, remembering the joy of watching eagles come back from the grave until now they’re a common sight in downeast Maine.…

Year One

I can thank Facebook and my husband, Kook Diffin, for reminding me that my last blog was a year ago. Isn’t it interesting that I announced I would keep you updated on my move Downeast but instead a whole year went by in silence.…

Day One

Day One. Well not really, but I’m choosing to ignore yesterday when the Walmart shopping trip to Calais was the highlight of my day. Staring out the car window I thought, “I can’t do this “and “just shoot me” and “if I move back, would Wayne come too?”…

5 Ways Money Will Destroy Your Happy Marriage (IF You Let It)

Money can either make you or break you. The choice is yours! “Money is the reason my marriage failed,” my new coaching client said. Damn, I thought … once again, money became the uninvited partner that knocks the sense (and cents) out of two, once-upon-a-time-madly-in-love individuals.…

5 Disturbing Signs That Your Money’s Been Hacked

Your bank account hasn’t been breached … but your THOUGHTS have! With celebrity nude photos being leaked on the internet and the world’s biggest corporations having their systems breached, everyone’s confidence is justifiably shaky, worrying whether they’ll be the next hacking victim.…

What’s Your Money Dynamic?

Are you off-kilter in your approach to money? Do you feel stressed, frustrated and trapped on that hamster wheel of despair? Jane explains how four master elements make up the ideal 4 x 25 Money Dynamic. You’ll learn about each dynamic and why using all four master elements build a balanced money life that sets you on firm ground for making better money decisions.…

No Bailouts, No Handouts, No Cop outs

These were President Obama’s words in his State of The Union address last week. “An America built to last insists on responsibility from everybody.” The giants were bailed out, the banks got handouts, and not much, if anything, trickled down to us.…

A Happy Family is Based on Love, Not Biology

We are family! Blood has nothing to do with it. Twelve hundred miles from home, I left my extended family. My four sisters, mom and dad were no longer part of my daily routine. At first it didn’t matter, I was young and free and could easily fly home for family events or the holidays.…

Count Up to 2015

Hindsight never gives you anything but a bunches of “shoulda, woulda, coulda’s”. 2014 is what it is and it’s on its way to being over and done. Let’s look for possibilities and opportunities by counting up fifteen reasons to bring on 2015.…