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Is Freedom Truly Independence?

Having just celebrated the 4th of July, also known as the United States of America’s Independence Day, the day our founding fathers announced that we, the U.S. of A. to be “free and independent states.” I pondered the state of things and wonder is Freedom Truly Independence? Let’s take a look at a couple of […]

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Paying for saying “I’m sorry”

I belong to a couple of women’s Facebook groups.  Occasionally, they’ll come up with something that hits home for me. A couple of months ago it was the topic of the word “just.”  Saying how devaluing it is to the words that come after it.  Something like, “Just want you to know I’m thinking of […]

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We all ripen at different times

A few years back, after a road trip where I noticed different types of trees all intermingling, I wrote a blog about how they seem to all live together just fine.  Why can’t people. I was reminded of this the other day, while picking blueberries.  A large bunch is on a branch.  Some are still […]

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Find time by prioritizing

Often times when I speak with people, whether in a business, social, or personal relationship, it seems that much of their trouble is around priorities.  Many people are trying to do too many things.  Others are frustrated with the way their life has taken over their happiness and sort of sucked it up and out […]

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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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