Tag: behavior

Meeting new people

It’s funny.  I was having a conversation with someone about our joy in meeting new people while volunteering for events at the USO-NC/RDU, when someone said, “I know so many empty nesters who complain how hard it is to meet new people once they don’t have to attend their children’s events.”  That was an eye-opener…
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Fireworks Tips for Veterans with PTSD

I am seeing a lot of posts about “being aware of veterans around you during the 4th of July.”  I agree that if you are aware of a veteran with PTSD in your vicinity, you should NOT aggravate them by shooting off illegal fireworks.  Well, you shouldn’t be using illegal fireworks anyway! However, the reality…
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The same view, but different viewpoints

The same but different  How can two people look at the same thing and yet see something so different? Maybe it has to do with that phrase, “Perception begets reality.”  Perhaps it’s how we were raised, you know, what we were taught.  It could be a right brain/left brain thing.  It’s like looking at clouds…
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Be aware of your surroundings.

I attended a personal defense informational class the other day.  I came away with two good points that I thought I’d share. 1.       Be vigilant about being aware of your surroundings. 2.       Keep your hands empty and hold them about stomach height. These two points can be very helpful in self defense because; 1.       If…
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A Vacation of Rain

The title does not mean the absence of rain.  This is about our vacation with the weather of rain, sigh.  I will admit there were two days that weren’t total wash outs.  One of those days we took a lake cruise on Lake Memphremagog, which was quite nice and even had a couple minutes of…
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Put the glass down and duck.

Today I am sharing something from a FaceBook Friend… By Christina Dawson A psychologist walked around a room while teaching stress management to an audience. As she raised a glass of water, everyone expected they’d be asked the “half empty or half full” question. Instead, with a smile on her face, she inquired: “How heavy…
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Time with your children IS important.

As Parents and Grandparents As parents many of us try to “do it right”, be the perfect parents, yada-yada.  Regardless, try as we might, most of us did not end up as the “perfect parents.”  Of course hindsight is 20-20, and as grandparents we get to give it another try.  However, it’s totally different! My…
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Emotion begets Emotion

I was wondering why some people laugh when others laugh, or cry when others cry.  I actually did a quick internet search and the topic wasn’t on the first page (or the 2nd page) of returned suggestion.  Interesting. So, last night we were watching Survivor, my husband likes it and I get drawn in, grin. …
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Let your parents ride the mower

Back in October 2012, I posted an article called “Children and Chores: How to enjoy time with your kids.”  It was originally entitled “Ride the mower.” It talks about the importance of spending time with your children. This week, I was talking with my mother and mentioned we are getting a ride-on lawn mower.  She…
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It’s Friday!

Oh, my goodness!  How is it Friday already?  This week has just flown by! On the national front we have had the bombing in Boston, the explosion in Texas, the failure of the gun control legislation, the shooting at MIT, to name the big attention getters. On the personal front, well let’s just say I’ve…
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