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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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School in 2020

No matter how your student is attending school (in person, online, or a hybrid of the two), school is starting all over the country. This can be a stressful time for kids, and their parents. Especially with the uncertainty and uniqueness of each situation. Here are some tips, for your children, to help ease the…
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Imitation is the best form of flattery

I am a grandmother of four, two boys and two girls.  While I love all my grandchildren the same (don’t we all?), I raised two boys. So, I absolutely treasure the time I spend with my granddaughters.  When they were younger and would visit, we used to do “girl stuff.”  I mean, my boys never…
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We can’t control everything

How many of you stress and/or worry about things that are not in your control?  When people ask me how I’m doing, if I really give an honest answer… I’m fine.  My life is going along pretty well.  Now, if I start thinking about the people around me and some of the issues they are…
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Find your happy place

As I sit down to write this week’s blog, so much has happened recently, that my head is full of options.  Personally, Jim and I are doing great, just keeping very busy.  It’s those around us, friends, family, and neighbors who are having struggles.  In the past six weeks, people we care about are dealing…
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When the hits keep comin’

Ever have a few weeks where it’s just one bad thing after another?  I’m not referring to breaking a nail or spilling your coffee.  I’m talking about life changing, tragic events.  Some people are truly blessed and have never experienced a string of unsettling issues.  Others have them so often, they have learned to roll…
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Margin – We all need it

We have all heard the term “margin” used in different situations. Margin of error, how much room do we have to be wrong. Margin of time, when do we have to leave to be there on time, or fashionably late. Profit margin, how much money is someone going to make on their sale. The concept…
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