Wendie DG

Wendie, native Phoenician and professional writer, holds a Bachelor's in Secondary Education/English, SEI Endorsement, and Master’s in Interdisciplinary Studies in Writing and Psychology. Honing her craft, Wendie specializes in ghostwriting, aviation, event planning, communications, interviewing, education, creative writing, poetry, and the nonprofit sector. She is inspired by stories of valor, is actively involved in philanthropy, loves traveling, and spending time with family and friends.

{Book Review} Didn’t See That Coming: Putting Life Back Together When Your World Falls...

Imagine that you are taking a delightful morning stroll. The sun’s rays peek through the majestic oaks before you. Birds perch atop their stately branches, chirping harmoniously as a cool breeze rustled its leaves....

Empower Me: Celebrating the Power of Women Supporting Women

Empowerment. The opportunity to become stronger and mightier than before. Women who rally around one another are a force to be reckoned with, wouldn’t you agree? I love the image of an elephant herd....
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National Girlfriends Day: Celebrate your Friendships

Do you know what I loved about growing up in the ’80s? When my mom would load my sisters and me up in the car and head over to one of her girlfriend’s houses....
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What’s Your Legacy?

A few years ago, while attempting to complete my Masters, I took a psych course called "The Family: A Psychological Perspective." We were suppose to introduce ourselves and I got stuck. I had been...
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Making the Most of Our “New Normal”

Quarantine had us homebound for about two months. The only time we ventured out with the kiddos is when my three-year-old had her tonsils and adenoids removed. Ice-cream and popsicles were supposed to be...
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Donald Duck Day

Growing up I had a fascination with Disney. I loved make-believe and all the characters. However, I felt a connection with Donald Duck. I wondered if being a middle child had anything to do...
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Honoring Mamas

Mothers. Mamas. They come in all shapes and sizes. Some are quirky, others well-known. Soft-spoken, rambunctious, ambitiously optimistic, a supportive cheerleader. As we go through this strange time of quarantine, I find myself taking...

Stepping Stones Preschool: A Step Ahead in Character, Success, & Fun

Parenthood never properly prepares an individual for what’s to come. As if pregnancy weren’t overwhelming enough, once that tiny human enters the world, there’s a myriad of decisions we as caregivers must make to...

Beauty Through My Eyes

Friends, this is a bizarre and challenging time we are facing in our world. With it comes a myriad of emotions that, if we aren’t careful, can have us spiraling into an abyss of...
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Sky, My Beloved: One Mom’s Reflection on her Love of Flying

There’s something intoxicating about the wild blue yonder. She hearkens one back to an earlier era and invites us into a world of adventure. From my earliest sentiments of playing Peter Pan, soaring in...

Operation: Make Her Smile

Valentine’s Day is nearing, and with it comes mixed feelings and emotions. Some love the idea of love and celebrate it accordingly. Others shun its advances, hunkering down in the trenches and comically referring...

Bucket List for the New Me {Exciting Goals}

Every year I create a bucket list of sorts. This year I’ve entitled it, “39 things Wendie will do while 39.” 2020 is a great motivator because not only is it a New Year...

Little Women: Big Impact

Admittedly, as the curtains drew open at the renowned Cine Capri in Scottsdale, I sat with a furrowed brow and a biased attitude, wondering if filmmaker and actress Greta Gerwig’s rendering of Little Women...
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Holidays of the Heart {Finding Joy when Trouble Complicates the Season}

Christmas is my favorite season. As a child, I always enjoyed the decorations, the yummy fudge my aunts and grandma would make, and listening to Elvis and Alabama play holiday classics on the old...
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