If You’re Not Happy, Then What?

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When you were little, there were no limits to what you wanted to be when you grew up. Everything you thought about doing was something that you believed would make you happy. We all want happiness. The problem is discovering that many times we are not happy.   What happened? What is it that brings us lasting joy and happiness? … Read More

Recipe of Love From My Mom

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As I lick the icing off my fingers, I can hear my mother’s voice inside my head, “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 my … Read More

Avoiding the Wrath of Your Child

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You did it! You finally said, “No, we are not going to get that today” to your child. Good for you! Now you find yourself faced with a storm, a tantrum of open rebellion. Let’s face it, with all those gizmos and gadgets available to purchase right before Christmas, there are plenty of opportunities to appease your child, pull out … 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

Are You Prepared for a Disaster?

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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