6 Steps to Facing Confrontation

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Confrontation can leave you feeling negative and uncomfortable, however, not all disputes need to be negative. Friction builds heat and when aptly used, it warms and soothes. Avoiding confrontation is like sitting in a cold bath of water and never getting out. The steps to facing your offender without breaking your bonds with them don’t guarantee a positive outcome, however, … Read More

Runaway Fingers Get Caught Stealing Frozen Cookies

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As I lick the icing off my fingers, I can hear my mother’s voice inside my head, “Now wash your hands before you touch another cookie.” I rinse my hands as my mother’s love echoes in my heart. I can still see her kitchen full of cookies, all carefully prepared for her piano student’s recital party. These cookies are still … Read More

Is It On the List?

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How to Avoid the Wrath of a Child   You did it! You finally said, “No, we’re not going to get that today” to your child. Good for you! Now you find yourself faced with a storm, a tirade and even open rebellion. That’s where I used to get into trouble. Let’s face it, with all those gizmos and gadgets … Read More

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

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