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I’m in a hurry and don’t know why

I heard this song on the radio the other day and knew it had to be a blog topic. Alabama: “I’m in a hurry to get things done.” How many of us are “in a hurry to get things done” or “rush and rush until life’s no fun” and even are “in a hurry and […]

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When is the RIGHT time for Christmas Decorations?

This is an often discussed topic, and can be a cause of unnecessary stress. I know that everyone has an opinion on this.  How has your opinion been formed?  Why do we put up decorations when we do? It’s what our parents did, so it’s what we do The neighbors put theirs up Decorations are […]

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YouTube music videos can make you smile

Music soothes the savage beast. 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’ve read on Facebook.  It […]

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Pick your battles and win the ones you pick.

I have recently watched a child scream to get their way, and the parent gave in.  The child “won” so to speak.  What did that parent just teach that child?  When I scream I get what I want. I have seen parents say no, or try to insist their child do something.  In either situation, […]

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Things are out of control

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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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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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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Over thinking it

Someone recently presented the question:  Who is someone you admire and have always wanted to meet? This came about after a networking meeting where people started talking about the famous people they had met.  I can say that I have met a few celebrities in my time, but I have never been an autograph hound […]

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