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Monday Thoughts 11/5/18

“You can find something truly important in an ordinary minute.” ~~Mitch Albom “Life is amazing. And then it’s awful. And then it’s amazing again. And in between the amazing and the awful its ordinary and mundane and routine. Breathe in the amazing, hold on through the awful, and relax and exhale during the ordinary. That’s just living heartbreaking, soul-healing, amazing, awful, […]

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Organization Update 11/2/18

Hello Competent Women! I realized that I forgot to introduce you to the newest member of the WFS office team! Amanda joined the team in October as our new Office Clerk. A local young woman in recovery, Amanda is excited to get to share her enthusiasm for sobriety through her work for WFS. Amanda will […]

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Monday Thoughts 10/29/18

“We are what we believe we are.” ~~C.S. Lewis “Create the highest, grandest vision possible for your life, because you become what you believe.” ~~Oprah Winfrey “Believe in your dreams. They were given to you for a reason.” ~~Katrina Mayer Statement #5   I am what I think. I am a capable, competent, caring, compassionate woman. Art is very inspiring […]

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Organization Update – 10/27/18

Hello Competent Women! Sorry for the lag between updates (I did warn you that I might miss some, right?). I have come to realize that, in relation to this new job, I haven’t been practicing Statement 1 very well. I have very much been letting the job run me, and it is time to take […]

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Monday Thoughts 10/22/18

“You have dealt with so much and done the best that you can, take a moment now to appreciate how strong you are.” ~~Karen Salmansohn “The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret to getting started is breaking your overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and then starting the first one.” ~~Mark Twain “Understanding can overcome […]

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Monday Thoughts 10/15/18

“Contentment is not the fulfillment of what you want, but the realization of how much you already have.” ~~Unknown “If you look to others for fulfillment, you will never be fulfilled. If your happiness depends on money, you will never be happy with yourself. Be content with what you have, rejoice in the way things are. When you realize […]

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Monday Thoughts 10/8/18

“One day I looked at something in myself that I had been avoiding because it was too painful. Yet once I did, I had an unexpected surprise. Rather than self-hatred, I was flooded with compassion for myself because I realized the pain necessary to develop that coping mechanism to begin with.” ~~Marianne Williamson “Failing well is a skill. Letting […]

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Organization Update 10/5/18

WFS booth at NAADAC conference

Hello Friends! Sorry so late tonight – I have been busy with travel and the NAADAC conference today. Here’s a picture of the booth – sorry, it’s not a great shot and the color is a little off (I’ve been go-go-going since 3 am, what can I say). The beautiful runners were designed by WFS […]

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Monday Thoughts 10-1-18

“Behind every successful woman there is a tribe of other successful women who have her back.” ~~unknown “Tell your story. Shout it. Write it. Whisper it if you have to. But tell it. Some won’t understand it. Some will outright reject it. But many will thank you for it. And then the most magical thing will happen. One by one, voices will start whispering, ‘Me […]

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Organization Update 9/28/2018

"Before" and "After" photos of a cluttered and slightly-less-cluttered office, as well as a photo of the back of a minivan filled with electronic devices.

Wow! What a difference a day makes! Four competent women converged on the office last Saturday and helped with a major reorganization and cleaning effort. As Chaos33, our intrepid organizer, said, “You can get a lot more done with 5 women in 1 day than 1 woman could get done in 5 days.” And how! […]

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