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Pam Horton

Pam’s favorite tip to get to sleep

I don’t often have trouble sleeping, but I did find myself wide awake one night a couple weeks ago.  It was quite annoying, just lying in bed – awake – waiting to fall asleep.  No fun!  I can see how people who struggle to get to sleep at night could get frustrated by staying awake. […]

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Love like a child

Have you ever observed a young child, about the ages of 1-4, interact with others?  Oh, to have such innocence and love with abandon! When our granddaughter was two,  she never met a stranger.  She said “Hi” to everyone, smiled and waved at total strangers.  She’d walk right up to another child on the playground […]

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Self-talk

We’ve all heard about the effects of positive or negative self-talk.  This week I observed both. I was playing pickleball and my partner had missed a couple shots.  I looked at her and she said, “I’m so ashamed of myself.”  Astonished, I asked her why and she said, “I’m not playing well.”  I told her […]

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Emotional Rollercoasters

I know several people who seem to be up and down, emotionally, throughout the course of a single day – and in any given week, they run the full gamut of emotions and are just all over the board. It seems that these folks are responding to every situation in their lives. The way they […]

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Check Your Face

I’m sure you have heard the terms “non-verbal communication” and “poker-face.” Let me just confess, right now, I could never play poker. When a thought runs through my head, my mouth may know better than to speak it, but my face just says it all! That may be one reason I work well with special […]

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Do you have a “strong-willed child?”

During a conversation my friend commented, “But I know you. You’re gonna do what you’re gonna do.” I had to chuckle, because I thought I had left that behavior behind me many years ago. My husband then chimed in, “We know where our boys get it from.” To which I promptly deflected the blame onto […]

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Make eye contact

A few days ago, I saw a couple of young girls get off the school bus, which was met by their father. As girls tend to do, they both started talking to their dad as soon as their feet hit the pavement. The dad never took his eyes off his phone (or perhaps slightly). He […]

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Patience Is Still A Virtue

I have jokingly said “Patience is a virtue… that I don’t possess.” HAHA What is a virtue anyway? Dictionary.com says… “–noun 1. moral excellence; goodness. 2. conformity of one’s life and conduct to moral and ethical principles; uprightness. 3. a good or admirable quality.” Let’s go with #3. So, patience is a good or admirable […]

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When the numbers don’t add up

This coming weekend, we were to have a free informational symposium for military families. It was to be our 5th one. Unfortunately, this event had to be canceled. The registration was so low that it wasn’t feasible to pay the staff to set up and tear down or expect those who were participating to be […]

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The words that scare us most

Like many of you, our family has had its share of devasting moments. A few years ago, our sweet grandson was not responding to his name. At eighteen months he wasn’t talking. His older sister was quite the chatterbox by that time. I know, I know, you shouldn’t compare one to another. Each child is […]

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