Tag: NewDirection Life Coaching

Sometimes you just want to scream.

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!  Okay, I feel better now.  Grin. Have you ever had a moment, or a day, when you just wanted to scream out loud?  I bet most of us have. What do you do in those instances? Scream at someone? Kick the cat? Punch a wall? Throw something? Drive too fast? Lose you temper and…
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Transitioning from Military to Civilian

“Mr. Horton” It is with great pride, relief, and a little sadness, that I report, as of today, our youngest son is now a civilian. I grew up in the Army.  I was born into it and was a senior in high school when my dad retired.  The last three years, while our son has…
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Lunch with friends

I know I’ve written about this before, but it bears repeating… The Internet is not a replacement for interpersonal relationships! World English Dictionary online says this:  Interpersonal (adj) between persons; involving personal relationships. Today I had lunch with a couple of friends, and we just chatted away the hours.  We probably could have continued to…
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Life’s a dance

Life’s a dance. Do you know the John Michael Montgomery song, Life’s A Dance? “Life’s a dance you learn as you go. Sometimes you lead, sometimes you follow.” “The longer I live the more I believe you do have to give if you wanna receive.” “Been knocked down by the slamming door, picked myself up…
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Pay Attention While Driving!

Wow.  That is what I said, for about five minutes straight, yesterday. I was driving on I40, heading to an appointment in Durham, in the passing lane cruising along about 70mph and singing with the radio.  Out of the corner of my eye I see smoke or dust or something.  I glance over and (as…
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Finding the good in losing everything.

Two houses in three months. Fire has claimed the entire homes of two people I know, in the last three months.  Maybe you know someone who has lost everything, due to a fire.  Thankfully, in both of these situations, the family was all okay. I got to thinking about this yesterday and remembered the FaceBook…
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Chasing shadows

While flying to Louisiana recently, I noticed the shadow of the plane, in front of the plane.  It crossed my mind that “shadows” might be a good blog topic. Dictionary.com defines shadow as…well there are 20 definitions, here are a few: a dark figure or image cast on the ground or some surface by a…
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The Platinum Rule

I think everybody knows the “Golden Rule.”  Go ahead, say it with me… “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” This week I heard the “Platinum Rule” for the first time.  Am I the only one who had never heard of it?  If there are others out there who don’t know…
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Did Mary Know?

This time of year causes people to remember times past and recall favorite things.  Do you have a family tradition at this time of year?  What is your favorite holiday memory?  Name your favorite holiday song!  If this were a comic piece, I might highlight an Adam Sandler, Al Yankovic, or Irish Rovers song.  I’m…
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