If You’re Not Happy, Then What Are You Doing?

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When you were little, what did you say you wanted to be when you grew up? In your young mind, there were no limits. You could be anything you thought would make you happy.   What happened? Are you happy?   Most of us don’t wake up and say to ourselves, “I am going to make my life miserable.” Yet, … Read More

On Practicing, Mothers and Death

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I didn’t realize that my mother's passing would hurt so bad. After 15 years of suffering from Parkinson’s disease, death seems so final. Even when we know that it comes to all of us, it is a sharp reminder that today is the day to live your best life. Now is the time to tell others how much they matter to … Read More

Did You See That One Coming?

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My brother was calmly sitting outside on his porch when he saw disaster coming. In the distance he could see dust churning swiftly in front of a black storm cloud. Within a matter of minutes, he watched the freeway disappear, then the field, followed by the road. He ran inside just as the furious dust cloud engulfed his home. His … Read More

3 Top Qualities of Great Leaders

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There are many reasons why you want to become an effective leader. Although being the leader of any kind of organization is a challenge, having the ability to be an effective leader inspires enthusiastic action for a greater cause. It doesn’t matter whether your organization is a business, a social club or a family, being the guide of a group … Read More

Take Your Health With You

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Warning: Don't Leave Your Health Behind   I just returned from a trip to see some of my children who live across the country. The best part of the trip was playing with the grandkids. I am very grateful for my health so that I CAN play. Making healthy choices while you’re away from home allows you to return in … Read More

Travel Tips 2013

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I’m going on a trip to see my kids and look forward to the adventure, but there are some things I’m not looking forward to and packing is one of them. I’ve traveled enough to know that there are ways to make a trip much more enjoyable. When you travel anywhere this summer, here are some great ideas. Make a … Read More

How to Cool Off in the Heat of Summer

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My husband read the weather forecast for the week, and it’s supposed to be in the hundreds all week long! Whoa! That means that our 4th of July party is going to be a hot one.    I got online and started collecting some great ideas for outside water games. I'll share what I found with you.     1. … Read More

The Best Way to Increase Your Energy

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I went to the health food store the other day feeling excited about adding some new foods to my diet. As I walked down the aisles, I noticed another woman who seemed a little agitated about not being able to find what she wanted. She was very thin, had a hacking cough and was looking rather sickly. Her hands held … Read More

On the Best Dads in the World Forever

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20 Ideas for Dads Even though it was the middle of winter, Sarah put on her beach clothes that morning and headed out to the family room. There she found her little sister tossing a balloon over a string tied between two chairs. She was practicing for the the upcoming balloon version of a volleyball game. Sarah’s dad was joking … Read More

Dead Tired and Happy

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5 Ways to Enjoy a Hectic Day   Have you ever found yourself at the end of the day exhausted and wondering if you got anything done?   It happens to everybody at one time or another. Yet sometimes getting things done can make you feel like jumping up and clicking your heels as you make your way out the … Read More