Category Archives: The personal development of Gina

I Oughta Have My Head Examined!

(This post is part of a series chronicling my Women on the Verge journey. Read all updates in the series.) My first month of Women on the Verge found me pondering feelings of “wasted” time, seeking help with life’s challenges … Continue reading

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The Fifty-Seven Year Itch

Part I: The symptoms I wrote this reflection on my 57th birthday, May 12, 2019. It seemed like an appropriate day to think about my life so far, and what I want to it to look like moving forward. Fifty … Continue reading

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From Housedress to Heroine: The Evolution of the Mature Woman

I adored my grandmother, and she adored me. In my youngest years, she was as much a mother to me as my mom, who needed to return to a full-time job once I started school. Grandma Bessie lived with us; … Continue reading

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I Dream of Houses

I’m rather a fan of the way my mind works; in waking hours and sleeping hours alike. Awake (especially in the shower for some reason) I’ve been known to be an introspective, profound, problem-solving whiz. I bring a raw intelligence, … Continue reading

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Embracing My Inner Storyteller – At Long Last

“The shortest distance between truth and a human being is a story.” ~ Anthony de Mello Beginning this year, I’ve vowed to shorten the distance between myself and others by telling more of my stories here on Once a Time … Continue reading

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