Entitlement Versus Reward

As our country debates over entitlements and the associated costs, I am compelled to weigh in. Our society has an insatiable appetite to have it all. This hunger can motivate us to do more, work harder, run faster, and savor the rewards of our efforts. In contrast,...

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The Gift of Resilience

The two most valuable gifts you can give your children don’t cost a penny: resilience and a positive self-image. These are most successfully imbedded by organic means, by lessons learned before discussions can ever take place. And these lessons live and grow through...

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Performing Open-Heart Surgery on Your Parents

Do you think your parents would ever allow you to perform their open-heart surgery? Ridiculous! But, there may be parents who would rather let you do this than explore the obscure cave of their personal lives. I’m not talking about the lives that have been carefully...

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Watch Your Garage Door Closing

We’ve all been warned of the dangers of automatic garage door openers. They can close on you or a child. Apply caution!! My perspective on their danger comes from a totally different viewpoint. A real-life experience. Let me share the story. Years ago, my...

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DQ Diet

In diet discussions, does anyone list Dairy Queen as a great option? Probably not. When my husband, Hank, wound up with a heart stent, we re-focused on healthy eating and weight loss. With Hank’s will power, he achieved his weight objective with ease. Thinking about...

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Gratitude from the Gutter of Contaminated Water

As our country deals with the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey and begins the process of rebuilding, it’s a time to marvel at how remarkable we are in our ability to provide emergency response, care, and comfort. With every disaster, our hearts respond and our expertise...

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ICE = In Case of Emergency

This is not a new acronym but deserves repeating because it can be lifesaving. ICE stands for “In Case of Emergency” and is routinely used by rescue workers, police, or doctors to reach the people you would want to be contacted if you’re in an accident or other...

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Could Having a Purpose in Life Help You Age Better?

Do you have a Purpose?  Waking up and knowing what you want or need to do brings clarity and structure to your day.  It motivates you to get up, get dressed and get moving.  But did you know it could also help you age better? Check out this great article I ran across....

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Failure is Feedback

The hunger for feedback is everywhere. Just tweet or post and think how eagerly you await a response. It can be positive or negative, as long as there is a reaction. Failure is also feedback and often the most beneficial response you’ll ever receive. If you’re willing...

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