Rhonda Cagle

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Mom’s Gift Keeps Giving

In Uncategorized on August 28, 2014 at 8:44 am

My latest column for the Arizona Republic is really a letter to my best friend Susie. It’s also a birthday wish for my goddaughter Shaelee.

Suz & Shaelz


The morning of Shaelee’s birthday, I texted Susie to let her know I was remembering and celebrating “our girl.” The truth is that I would have given anything to have texted or called Shaelee to sing her “Happy Birthday” and tell her how much she is loved.

She’s not here to receive those Birthday wishes so I’m sharing them with you, instead. I hope you’ll take the time to read and share with others.http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/southwest-valley/2014/08/27/mental-illness-took-shaelee-soon/14698813/

Change Often Follows Fear

In Uncategorized on August 14, 2014 at 6:00 pm

People often ask the question, “What would you do if you weren’t afraid?” I have a different question: What would you do if you were afraid?

Photo courtesy of Nicole Cottrell, modern reject.com

Photo courtesy of Nicole Cottrell, modern reject.com

I wish hard choices and change occurred from a place of comfort and complacency. For me, it often takes fear, uncertainty, and even anger to prompt change. It’s what I’m writing about in my latest column for the Arizona Republic. I hope you’ll read along. http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/southwest-valley/2014/08/14/fear-can-drive-people-change/14074569/

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