Author Archives: Kathryn Woodall

How To Tell The Difference Between Lemons And Turds: Part 3

We’ve arrived at the final post in the “lemons vs. turds” series about handling difficult challenges in our lives.  I promised you something powerful that you could put into action today, and I’ll get to that soon.  First, I want … Continue reading

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How To Tell The Difference Between Lemons And Turds: Part 2

We recently started exploring the difference between lemons and turds.  Lemons can be turned into lemonade, but turds are what they are.  There’s no way to sugar coat them, but they’re part of life.  So, what do we do? I’ll … Continue reading

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How To Tell The Difference Between Lemons And Turds: Part 1

We’ve all heard the saying, “When life hands you a lemon, make lemonade.”  But some of the lemons in life can’t be fixed by watering them down and adding sugar.  Let’s face it.  No matter how much sugar you add, … Continue reading

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Misadventure

Have you ever heard of the movie, The Grey? The basic premise is that Liam Neeson fights for survival as he faces a pack of starving wolves that hunt him. A few weeks ago, I had a similar experience while … Continue reading

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Hidden Sex Appeal

Nado and I stepped out of the cabin one morning just before sunrise. Thick mist swirled through the timber like cream freshly poured into hearty coffee. The crisp, cool air filled our noses with the musky scent of fallen leaves … Continue reading

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10 Things You Probably Don’t Know About Me

“Hey Dr. Kathryn, guess who I am!” Harry Potter, Hermione, her mom, or any number of other possibilities wouldn’t have surprised me. But my young patient didn’t imitate any of them. She imitated me — and she had me laughing … Continue reading

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Unforgettable People

  Have two strangers ever changed your life? Each of us physically interacts with about 80,000 people over a lifetime. (1) Most of them don’t make your contact list or a repeat appearance. Some you’ll love or at least like; … Continue reading

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Bridges, Old Friends, and Possibility

Written during the fall of 2012… I’m not supposed to walk for exercise, but my dog is old, has been a good companion, and I find it hard to deny him one of his greatest pleasures in life. In full … Continue reading

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When life is hard…

“Don’t quote your heroes, become them.” ~Ryan Murdock Alright, I’ll admit that there are layers of irony involved in using a quote about not quoting others. But Ryan isn’t my hero; he’s my friend. And besides, the quote is cool … Continue reading

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Kathryn’s Rules For A Good Life

Everyone has a code or rules they live by, even if they aren’t written on a piece of paper. When I decided to change my life, I wanted a set of guidelines to remind me of my long-term goals – … Continue reading

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