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  • Pollen Storm

    Spring has arrived!  The season of flowers and tiny green leaf buds does not come slowly here, in North Carolina.  Instead, the pollen comes suddenly, with a layer of yellow blanketing the outside world within a day or two.  Cars often have a smeared rear window and everyone is low on windshield washer solution. I had to go out two ...

    Posted at April 26, 2013 | By : | Categories : Body,Mind,Our Lives,Relationships,Spirit | 0 Comment
  • Hierarchy of Needs

    We may all agree that there are different levels of needs in our lives.  It is likely that we take the most fundamental ones for granted, like air or potable water.  After that, there may not be a clear-cut way to rank our needs, but there are theories worth examining. In 1943, Abraham Maslow proposed a psychological theory that is now known as Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs.  My introduction to this ...

    Posted at April 19, 2013 | By : | Categories : Body,Mind,Our Lives,Relationships,Spirit | 0 Comment
  • When Peace Comes

    Two weeks ago my family suffered a loss that was hard, though not unexpected.  Seven years after a diagnosis of dementia, my father-in-law peacefully slipped away with family at his side.  I had the privilege of being with him and would like to share some of my thoughts. Although Bob was never an entrepreneur, he was a successful business man – an insurance executive.  There was much to admire about his career.  He was always on ...

    Posted at March 22, 2013 | By : | Categories : Body,Mind,Our Lives,Relationships,Spirit | 2 Comments
  • Strength For Life

    A few years ago I began to believe that chronic pain would follow me for the rest of my life.  My neck and right shoulder hurt all the time.  I could barely stand to rest my right elbow on the arm of my desk chair.  It was almost impossible to look up from a seated position to someone who was standing.  No doubt about it, I was getting creaky and feeling old. Having recently undergone knee ...

    Posted at March 1, 2013 | By : | Categories : Body,Our Lives | 0 Comment
  • The Gift of Discipline

    It should be no surprise that discipline is important to me.  We’ve looked at the discipline to act, to wait, to form habits.  Discipline is a mind-set ...

    Posted at February 15, 2013 | By : | Categories : Body,Mind,Our Lives,Spirit | 0 Comment
  • The Habit Of Discipline

    My husband and I have a friend who recently retired from the United States Army after twenty-nine years of service to our country.  His next step was to become an entrepreneur!  Those two environments are completely different in that the military sets the objectives and defines the actions for each of its people.  On the other hand, as a self-employed person, he has few constraints.  We predict success for him in his brave new world, ...

    Posted at February 8, 2013 | By : | Categories : Body,Mind,Our Lives | 0 Comment
  • The Other Side of Discipline: Focused Waiting

     You will never see more focused waiting than dogs, sitting quietly, watching the hand that is about to feed them.  Of course, to do this, they have to have been trained well. Maybe humans need better training.  It can be hard to be patient, even if we know we will end up ...

    Posted at February 1, 2013 | By : | Categories : Body,Mind,Our Lives,Relationships,Spirit | 0 Comment
  • Maximize the Outcome

      On Wednesday, you heard about my husband’s first venture as an entrepreneur in 1973, and the successful ad that launched his ability to pay for college.  [See World's Best Ad.]  When he started his lawn-cutting business, he had several personal objectives: #1 - Make money ...

    Posted at January 11, 2013 | By : | Categories : Body,Mind,Our Lives | 2 Comments
  • The Value Of Commitment

    There is no better time to talk about commitment than the week of my 25th wedding anniversary.  Love is not the only thing that has gotten us this far – commitment has played an essential role!  My relationship with my husband has grown and flourished over time because we invest ...

    Posted at January 4, 2013 | By : | Categories : Body,Mind,Our Lives,Relationships,Spirit | 0 Comment
  • Light in a Dirty World

    Mostly, I have been a clean person.  But, our daughter has introduced me to a very dirty world.  You see, she loves animals, and, by their nature, animals are … dirty.  I have always been a city girl, but I’ve become more comfortable with the lifestyle of animal ownership. We started with a house cat before our ...

    Posted at December 21, 2012 | By : | Categories : Body,Our Lives,Spirit | 2 Comments
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