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Dose of Donna was conceived in 2000, the time that I, Donna L. Goolkasian of Massachusetts, was working in a small office environment. One of my daily activities (not in my formal job description) was to visit selected co-workers (the really cool ones) and provide them with laughs, a hug, and–most important–words of encouragement for the day. This was a Dose of Donna.

Because I was passionate about this activity, I wondered over the past 10 years if it could be my full-time job. The thought never left my mind and so, with that hope and aspiration, I started providing Doses in writing.

It is my sincere desire that people–those willing, and not literal in thinking –are encouraged by my life’s journey and insights. What are my credentials? Fifty-plus years of:

1.) Learning to live well in all circumstances
2.) Sharing the laughs and personal growth whenever possible
3.) Finding love in all

Basically, I’m following my mother’s advice: persevere through the valley times and celebrate the mountain-top experiences. She was my encourager, inspiration, and coach…could the Dose be yours?