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  • Five Reasons Why We Need Sadness

    I do not like to feel sad, and I am sure that you do not like to either. But, sadness is essential to the human condition. In fact, it helps us in five important ways. First, sadness helps us think through our priorities. Are we sad about something important, or are we caught up in distractions that should be ignored ...

    Posted at July 27, 2015 | By : | Categories : Body,Mind,Our Lives,Relationships,Spirit | 4 Comments
  • Where Do You Look for Treasure?

    Are your eyes open? As it has been throughout history, the world is a scary place. But there is beauty right in front of you. Are you looking for it? Are you looking at it? This summer, take extra time to enjoy the treasure you may otherwise ignore. Do this even ...

    Posted at July 10, 2015 | By : | Categories : Body,Mind,Our Lives,Relationships,Spirit | 0 Comment
  • An Ovation for the Founders!

    On the eve of our nation’s birthday, it is time to give a standing ovation to our Founders. When we look back at them, it is easy to view ...

    Posted at July 3, 2015 | By : | Categories : Body,Mind,Our Lives,Relationships,Spirit | 0 Comment
  • How Does Social Media Make You Feel?

    Marketing and media experts agree. Social media are major influences on our lives. We are drawn to them. What do we have to say to the world? What are other people saying? We want to know! The question is this: How do we feel after we have immersed ourselves in Facebook or Twitter or any other social medium for an extended period? Social media is not inherently bad. I like keeping up with family and friends. However, ...

    Posted at June 29, 2015 | By : | Categories : Mind,Our Lives,Relationships,Spirit | 0 Comment
  • Have You Ever Been Misled by a First Impression?

    Our day began simply enough. Family time at the beach, sitting in our comfy chairs watching the waves, our kids, and the other beach-goers. We relished the time to refresh and rejuvenate. Reading is a big part of our beach experience. We love to dip into our stacks ...

    Posted at June 12, 2015 | By : | Categories : Mind,Our Lives,Relationships | 0 Comment
  • Step Up to the Plate

    We are all familiar with the Scout motto:  Be Prepared!  All aspects of life benefit from preparation.  But, we need to be able to go beyond preparation and have the willingness to take action when action is required. It is much easier to take action when we expect the need to arise.  But, sometimes we are taken off guard. When my daughter was in the seventh grade, I volunteered to chaperone at the middle school’s eighth grade ...

    Posted at August 29, 2014 | By : | Categories : Mind,Our Lives,Relationships,Spirit | 1 Comment
  • Outsource Personal Projects

    When we are self-employed, it can be tempting to tackle home projects on our own – such as painting and landscaping.  However, doing it ourselves may not be the wisest use ...

    Posted at August 19, 2014 | By : | Categories : Body,Mind,Our Lives,Relationships | 2 Comments
  • The Lemonade-Stand Lesson

    In warmer weather, small kid-run businesses pop up from time to time, offering cookies, lemonade and more.  When I see one of these, I always buy something.  I want to encourage entrepreneurship! At age seven, our daughter did quite well with her own small business effort.  A cousin had noted that yard sales should always be accompanied by a refreshment stand.  She ...

    Posted at August 1, 2014 | By : | Categories : Mind,Relationships | 0 Comment
  • Help a Kid Understand Business

    There are far too many people who do not understand how a business operates!  Sometimes our own family members – especially the younger ones -- are oblivious to the central functioning of a business. This summer, when you are traveling with your own children, other young family members or friends, seek out opportunities to ...

    Posted at July 25, 2014 | By : | Categories : Mind,Our Lives,Relationships | 0 Comment
  • Our Lives: When Garbage Comes In

    Someone in every household removes the trash on a regular basis.  Garbage leaves our home and good riddance!  But, are we paying attention to the garbage that enters into our daily lives? The easiest way to deal with this “living” garbage is to avoid contact.  However, that is ...

    Posted at July 12, 2014 | By : | Categories : Body,Mind,Our Lives,Relationships,Spirit | 0 Comment
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