Tag: Pam Horton

Wellbeing Matters

Last month we looked at various aspects of Well-being (career, social, financial, physical, community, spiritual), and we asked you to rate where you were in each aspect on a 1-10 scale. You probably discovered that some aspects of your well-being are in good shape and others need some improvement. The next step is to set…
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Enjoy your family photos

Timing is everything.  As I was wondering what to blog about this week, I turned to see my family tree spotlighted by a reflection of the sun.  It only lasted a minute or so, but I captured it forever, in a picture.  Seems like a good time to post about my love of family photos…
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Well-being

We’ll talk about how you can improve in these areas, as well as the glue that holds them all together, at least for us and probably for many of you, Spiritual well-being. Let’s start with Gallup’s definitions and then we’ll leave you with a little assessment. *Career well-being “is about how you occupy your time…
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“One of those days”

I recently had one of those days. You know the ones. The day when it seems like nothing is going as it should be. We all have them. Mine was on a busy day (aren’t they all?) when I was trying to get lots of baking done before my zucchini spoiled. I had been blessed…
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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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