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Holiday

Gifts and Wrappings

I have been giving quite a bit of thought to gifts and wrappings.  What’s important, of course, is the gift.  The wrapping makes it prettier, but the wrapping doesn’t have

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Self-Empowerment

The Success We Think We Deserve

Have you seen the movie The Perks of Being a Wallflower? There was a line in the movie that still resonates with me: “We accept the love we think we

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Self-Empowerment

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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