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Use It or Lose It

“Use it or lose it.”  I am not sure where this phrase originated, or in what capacity.  It can apply to all aspects of our lives, however. From a physical

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Holiday

Be Thankful

There is a great deal of “bad stuff” going on in the world today. I don’t know if there is more now than there was years ago, or if I

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Self-Empowerment

Overly Cautious? Overconfident?

Recently my husband (Rick) and I visited my brother (Jim) who lives in Kentucky. Jim arranged for us to go on a trail ride at the farm where he stables

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Self-Empowerment

Circuses and Monkeys

The phrase “Not my circus, not my monkeys” is one that has helped me to keep things in perspective. There is truth to this statement. I have a tendency to

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Self-Empowerment

Stop Complaining and Do Something

I think it might be human nature to complain. A certain amount of venting can be good. It releases some pressure and stress. It can help us put things into

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Self-Empowerment

Endurance or Enjoyment? Or Both?

My husband and I have friends who enjoy many of the same activities as we do—golfing, hiking, bike riding. Part of the enjoyment for them is incorporating endurance. Why use

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Self-Empowerment

Persistence or Stubbornness?

Persistence is good.  Rarely do we reach our professional and personal goals without being persistent.  We need to keep working toward our goals rather than giving up. Sometimes, however, persistence crosses into

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Self-Empowerment

Easer or Jumper?

Do you carefully ease yourself into new situations? Or do you jump in? I am an “easer.” I like to ease my way into situations. I like to study the

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