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Why am I still eating?

A few months ago, someone was telling me about how the food industry does research to discover the flavors our bodies (or minds) can’t seem to get enough of. Food manufacturer’s seem to create their foods to have scents and tastes that trigger our brains to just keep eating because it smells/tastes soooo good. I…
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Making family a priority

I awoke with a start this morning. It’s Friday, and I haven’t written my blog yet! Did I panic? Nah. I did get up and get a cup of coffee to kick-start my brain and get ready to write, but I didn’t panic. You see, while I love to write and encourage others to be…
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Pictures in our heads

  Have you ever heard someone on the radio and perceived an image of them in your head?  You know the DJ on the radio who sounds like he or she is hot, nerdy, sweet, or whatever your descriptor may be.  And then you see them and they are nothing like what you had imagined! …
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Be a light in the darkness

While planning my weekly posts for NewDirection Life Coaching, I put a fantastic quote to a pretty good picture, which immediately brought a song to mind. I included the song in the Pinterest post. It posted Wednesday. If you didn’t happen to see it, you can view it here – https://www.pinterest.com/pin/116952921550143194/ The concept around the…
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We obviously aren’t south enough yet

Winter, in the south, is     interesting.  Some people love to see it snow, while others would prefer it didn’t. I have lived in the south, over varying times in my life for about 19 years.  Counter that with 23 in New York/New England.  Sprinkle in other areas of the country, as well as six years…
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Are you Positive Pattie or Negative Nellie?

Many people have a natural tendency towards one personality type or another.  We have Doug & Wendy Whiner Chatty Cathy Complaining Charlie Positive Pattie Peppy Pammy Negative Nellie Sarcastic Sammy Woe is me Wendy and probably some more that you could think of *Please note, this is nothing personal to people who happen to have…
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Ulterior Motives

A couple of months ago I met a young man and his dad. I had been introduced to the dad, as we had some similar interests that we could discuss. A couple of weeks ago, I saw the young man and struck up a brief conversation with him. At the end of the conversation he…
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Songs playing in my head

Have you ever woken up in the morning and had a song playing in your head?  Come on, fess up, I can’t be the only one this happens to. How about having trouble going to sleep because you have a song playing in your head?  Yup, thankfully that hasn’t happened to me often, but it…
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Have a Safe Halloween

Do you believe there is evil in the world? I sure do. Just look at the news. People do horrific things to other people, and to animals. While people who seek to harm others will do so on their schedule, Halloween certainly provides an opportunity for them. Halloween used to be fun and safe. We…
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Bullying

It’s Bully Awareness month in our local schools. There is quite a lot of information being presented to the students, and there was even a Bully Awareness DAY. The day that all the students wore the same color for unity in a cause, I witnessed a child (in the appropriate color shirt) sitting alone, against…
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