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A Covid Halloween

Halloween in 2020 is going to look very different.  Some towns have cancelled trick-or-treating. People are getting creative in the ways they will hand out candy. I’ve heard of people delivering candy through a large tube or placing treats into plastic bags. I imagine anyone who decides to go out trick-or-treating will be wearing a…
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Empty nester loneliness

I was having a conversation with someone about my joy in meeting new people working the election when someone said, “I know so many empty nesters that move to a new area and complain how hard it is to meet new people once they don’t have to attend their children’s events.”  This is so true,…
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Overcome Your Overwhelm

There are two theories on how to begin, when there is much to get done.
1. Start with the big thing. Tackle the hard stuff first, then the rest of it seems relatively easy.
2. Start with the smallest thing. Pick something simple and easy to check it off your list. That sense of accomplishment will motivate you to continue.

In a slump

One of my favorite quotes is from former Yankee baseball plater/manager, Yogi Berra.  One of the many famous things he said is, “90% of the game is 50% mental.” Obviously, the math doesn’t add up, but the point is… success is all in your head. You can see it happen (especially in sports).  Once the…
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It’s okay to vent

Recently, I went to lunch with a friend who later thanked me for listening to them “moan and groan,” and admitted they felt better.  People need to know that it’s okay to vent, in the proper place at the proper time and with the proper person.  It’s good to talk to someone who is not…
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Music effects our mood

Have you ever just had a song pop into your head?  I’m sure many of you have.  Does it come out of nowhere, or is it the result of something someone said or something you saw? For me, it’s both.  Usually, it comes from something I see  on social media.  It will spark some song…
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Working Together

How many times does this happen to you? You are assigned a project, a task, a “to-do,” and based on how it was communicated to you, you believe you must accomplish the task alone. Your fiercely independent American thinking kicks in, and you attack the task with gusto. Not long into the job, you find…
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What’s changed in 19 years?

Today, 9/11/2020 is a Friday.  I put out my blogs on Fridays.  This is only the third time, since 2001 that the eleventh had fallen on a Friday.  While 19 years would not be a milestone year. This year, I feel compelled to write about the things that have changed, or have remained the same,…
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Just because you can…

Go ahead, finish the sentence, we all know it… “doesn’t mean you should.” Right? I’ve been thinking about values, morals, and integrity as I ponder various situations and how people handle them. According to www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary, one of the definitions for “value” is: relative worth, utility, or importance. For us this would mean “what is important…
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A life well lived

In a recent post in Psychology Today, author Emma Seppälä Ph.D. writes, “You already know what you will know on your deathbed—that a life well-lived is a life in which you have shared an abundance of love, and that the greatest aspiration to have is to be a wonderful person for someone else.” WOW, I…
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