Author Archives: Mimi Broihier, Blogger, Life Coach

Secret.

Don’t you remember? That was me you whispered your dark stories to. Me you held next to your heart all night. Don’t you remember when you took me onto you in the cold quiet and let me think I was … Continue reading

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The Best Seller

Reading the preface to a best-seller is a bore. Writing one must be worse. It’s like trying to keep the attention of the cute guy at the cocktail party by talking about yourself. Your mouth is moving, but you sense … Continue reading

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Earth Day in the Garden

Every Earth Day I do something like pick up trash in the neighborhood. We live off a postcard perfect old road that used to be an indian trail. It runs along a small hill and traverses the creeks and in … Continue reading

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Fishing in 1966

On any summer night, bedtime in a child’s room is license to play with magic. Once the cheeks are kissed and the still-damp hair is smoothed by a mother’s tired hand, once the footsteps fade down the hall and little … Continue reading

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Tao of the Beater

She will never feel the back of her thighs sizzle on a black vinyl bench seat of a ’68 Suburban station wagon as it sits in the sun on any typical day in July. She will never know the reassuring … Continue reading

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The One Rule to a Life With No Regrets

August is the dying month in my family. As July smolders into August, the buzzing days of late summer appeal to the fathers and grandfathers in our family as a good time to check out. Held in the swollen glory … Continue reading

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FIVE. ALL THE WAY.

When I was four I decided my favorite number was five because it seemed happy. To a child five is a milestone. Once I turned five I could venture beyond the driveway and the long lonely days waiting for  my … Continue reading

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