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Warrior momma

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For those of you who have the pleasure of knowing Donna Jornsay, you know that she is a warm, caring, generous, thoughtful, fun-loving, easy-going and hard-working woman. Maybe I’m biased but of all the mothers I’ve come to know, my mother truly tops the cake. Donna Jornsay seems to be…

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A week in paradise

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At the end of May, my boyfriend and I decided to treat ourselves to a week in paradise. We booked all-inclusive vacation to the Dominican Republic. Neither of us had been to the DR before and we were both in desperate need of some rest and relaxation. We decided on…

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It’s a choice

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So much of what happens in life is beyond our ability to control. Natural disasters happen. Couples break up. Lay-offs occur. People get sick… There are endless combinations of external circumstances that affect our day-to-day lives. For those of us who enjoy the feeling of control, it is only natural…

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Push yourself

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I know myself well. I know that exercise helps to relieve my stress and anxiety. I know that reading helps to spark my creativity. I know that I’m a morning person. I’ve never been someone who enjoys working out at the end of the day. Come 5:00 p.m. my body…

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Visiting the Great Wall

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In January 2012 I had the unique opportunity to travel to China with the MBA program at the University of Buffalo. I was one of 16 MBA students who decided to go on the trip. We spent a total of 12 days in China during which we visited Beijing, Shanghai and…

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Do something

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Throughout the past few years I’ve grown to be impatient with people who complain about the things in their life that they control. Don’t get me wrong, I am an understanding and compassionate friend.  I am also a professional complainer; just ask my mother… I’m talking about growing tired of…

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Average age

Average age

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I’ve never been the type of person who judges someone based on their age. I don’t think that the number of years you have been alive is an accurate indicator of how old you are. I believe that as individuals, we are composed of so many ages; our emotional age,…

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Bumps in the road

Bumps in the road

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During my visit home this past weekend I learned a valuable lesson about bumps in the road. My first day home (Friday, March 22) went a little something like this: the morning started wonderfully; the sun was shining as I drove my mom to work. After dropping her off, I…

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