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Sheila Seiler Lagrand
Works at Small RIA
Attended University of California, Los Angeles
Lived in Trabuco Canyon, California
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There's a line between love and manipulation. 

Does it move? Can you spot it? 
Christmas Eve, 1973:  My new hospital roommate wastes no time calling her adult children:  I know it's Christmas Eve, and I certainly don't want to interrupt your time with your wife and children, ...
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Friends, Have you taken this brief survey yet? Spare a few minutes to help me research my next book and be entered into a drawing for a $75 Amazon gift card. Such a deal! Please share and repost. Thanks! 
Can you help me tell a better story in my next book? It's a true-life story--the story of how we love within our very own big messy stretched-across-generations families. Helping is easy! We've cre...
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They're all in. 
Daphne and Me, Wearing Our Costumes. April, 2015. Rich and I cared for my daughter's two youngest ones this past weekend. Might I say, without putting too fine a point on it, that menopause was one...
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The amiable comfort of family gang activities . . . 
Cadence and Daphne, Sleeping after Twenty Hours of Travel My girl and her littles are back in California after four years living in the Pacific. I'm going to say that one more time, because this ma...
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Giant lasagna of grace, anyone?
One little thing can make a big, big change. I've been at this conference, and our keynote speaker tells stories about One Little Dream or One Little Prayer, sprinkling one little dab of this with ...
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Note to self: Butt out. 
Sometimes I wish, our friend says, lowering his voice and leaning toward my husband and me as we share breakfast at a local cafe, that my mom would remember that we're the parents now. I nod, my si...
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http://sheilalagrand.com/2015/05/when-holidays-hurt-mothers-day-edition.html

Sometimes we can't outrun the pain.

Maybe we shouldn't. 
  So how was your Mother's Day? Well, my mom and my daughter are both in the hospital, so . . . . My friend's voice faded to nothing. Nothing. Like the postmark on an envelope that never was m...
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We're going to need a bigger staircase. . . 
Most of Us: Missing One Son, One Son-in-Law, and One Grandson. April 18. This Shot is an Update. It's been quiet around here, hmm? I don't often skip posting for two weeks. But I've been busy being...
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Could we just nod and move on? 
Grandson Ayden, Having a Moment. 2007. Here we are in Eastertide, ticking off the Sundays until Pentecost. We've just celebrated the Resurrection--the miracle of all miracles, the day that changed ...
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It reflects so poorly . . . 
  Last Christmas I requested a new magnifying mirror. Applying mascara was becoming more challenging every day. A mirror with higher magnification would surely make my mornings less stressful....
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Conked on the head with a humble stick? It's all about Mount Hermon Christian Writers Conference​, with a special assist from Kathy Ide, Author/Editor​.
  Tomorrow I leave for Mount Hermon.  Mount Hermon is Christian-writer-speak shorthand for the Mount Hermon Christian Writers Conference. It's a bona fide big deal. It's a place that makes me ...
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Everything.
16 Rejoice evermore. 17 Pray without ceasing. 18 In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. 19 Quench not the Spirit. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-19 (KJV) Shhh...
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I write. Oh, and I'm an operations manager at a registered investment advisory firm.
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  • Small RIA
    operations manager, 2006 - present
  • self employed
    writer and editor, 2009 - present
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Trabuco Canyon, California
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Wife, Mom, Lala (grandma), child of God. And I write.
Introduction
Southern California native whose heart left a big ole chunk behind in Polynesia. Alum of Bonita Vista, Grossmont, Southwestern, UCSD, UCLA. Storyteller at Godspotting with Sheila. 
Bragging rights
As Scripture says, "Whoever brags must brag about what the Lord has done." (1 Corinthians 1:31, GW)
Education
  • University of California, Los Angeles
    Anthropology, 1987 - 1995
  • University of California, San Diego
    Anthropology, Writing, 1985 - 1987
  • Grossmont College
    transfer prep, 1983 - 1985
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RSMPT has seen me through rehab after three different orthopedic surgeries along with several courses of treatment to improve my back's function. I could go anywhere. I come here because every staff member is skilled, compassionate, and caring. I recommend RSMPT whenever the opportunity presents itself.
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reviewed 3 months ago
My husband and I stayed here three nights when we traveled to Oregon to attend graduation at the University of Oregon. I could not have improved one little thing. It was really that impeccable. The sense of well-being settled on me the moment we arrived on the property. Every detail of the common areas and our room was intentional and gorgeous. Different matching coffee mugs every morning in our room? Yes. Understated, warm, thoroughly executed style that said, "relax. unwind"? Yes. Charming, knowledgeable hostess? Yes. Privacy respected? Yes. Food that is beyond incredible? Yes, that too. Just go there. Now.
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