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Take your holiday arguments outside

We visited Scotland a number of years ago and hired Jean Blair as our private guide for a day to take us to all the places I had on record where my great-grandmother had lived, as well as my great-great grandparents graves.  It was a wonderful trip and we follow each other on social media. …
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Why is bullying tolerated?

Why is bullying tolerated? Today I witnessed a young man being a total jerk, numerous times, to his peers. Nobody said anything to him or stopped it. This led me to wonder, why is bullying still being tolerated? I saw the young man grab another guy around the waist, take a soda right out of…
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Wellbeing Matters

Last month we looked at various aspects of Well-being (career, social, financial, physical, community, spiritual), and we asked you to rate where you were in each aspect on a 1-10 scale. You probably discovered that some aspects of your well-being are in good shape and others need some improvement. The next step is to set…
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Enjoy your family photos

Timing is everything.  As I was wondering what to blog about this week, I turned to see my family tree spotlighted by a reflection of the sun.  It only lasted a minute or so, but I captured it forever, in a picture.  Seems like a good time to post about my love of family photos…
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Toss it on the ground

The other day, as I was leaving a school, I walked by a group of students standing around chatting.  One of them was peeling an orange and, very purposefully, tossing the peels over her shoulder and onto the ground.  I said something to the adult supervisor in hopes he would correct the situation.  The next…
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435 pictures

I’ll be honest.  I’ve been in a bit of a funk the last couple of days, and I know exactly why… Jim and I celebrated our birthdays with a quick beach trip.  It was marvelous and so relaxing.  I have always seen my friends professional beach photo shoot pictures and thought that would be a…
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Well-being

We’ll talk about how you can improve in these areas, as well as the glue that holds them all together, at least for us and probably for many of you, Spiritual well-being. Let’s start with Gallup’s definitions and then we’ll leave you with a little assessment. *Career well-being “is about how you occupy your time…
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The storm will pass

Whether it is a natural disaster (like the current hurricane Dorian), or your own personal storm.  It will pass. Life will bring us storms. They are unavoidable.  The little storms come often An argument with someone Driving in rush hour traffic A brief illness Theft of property Bad grades in school Relocation Job loss (although,…
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“One of those days”

I recently had one of those days. You know the ones. The day when it seems like nothing is going as it should be. We all have them. Mine was on a busy day (aren’t they all?) when I was trying to get lots of baking done before my zucchini spoiled. I had been blessed…
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Emotional Rollercoasters

I know several people who seem to be up and down, emotionally, throughout the course of a single day – and in any given week, they run the full gamut of emotions and are just all over the board. It seems that these folks are responding to every situation in their lives. The way they…
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