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Choices, choices

“Life is about choices. Some we regret, some we’re proud of. Some will haunt us forever. We are what we chose to be.” ~Graham Brown

Choices have consequences. Every day we make choices that create or reinvent who we are — and those choices impact the people around us.

Even the most personal choices stir a ripple effect. The food we select at the grocery, for instance, is integral to our health and wellbeing — a choice that impacts our family, our loved ones. The friends we choose have a powerful influence on our habits, beliefs, and even our reputation. And every political vote we cast directly affects the lives of others in our community, our country.

Which choices are you proud of, and which ones do you regret? ~CL

Photo by Cindy La Ferle

Throughout my career, I've worked as a book production editor, travel magazine editor, features writer, and weekly newspaper columnist. My award-winning lifestyles features and essays have appeared in many national magazines and anthologies, including Newsweek, Reader's Digest, The Christian Science Monitor, Writer's Digest, Victoria, Better Homes & Gardens, Bella Grace, and more. My weekly Sunday "Life Lines" column ran for 14 years in The Daily Tribune (Royal Oak, MI) and won a First Place (Local Columns) award from the Michigan Press Association. My essay collection, Writing Home, includes 93 previously published columns and essays focusing on parenthood and family life.

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