4 Fixes of the Volunteering Woes. I love #3.

4 Fixes of the Volunteering Woes. I love #3.

Have you caught yourself saying, “Oh, someone else will do it.”? We all know volunteering is essential for our charities, religious organizations, pancake breakfasts, environmental cleanups, and schools to name a few. And we all know we SHOULD volunteer for something,...

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The #1 Mistake I Make When Busy Takes Over.

The #1 Mistake I Make When Busy Takes Over.

Is it me, or is it true that the last six weeks of school are insanely busy? Every year I say to myself, “I can handle May and June; I’m prepared for it.” But when it hits all the neat and tidy thoughts explode into chaos. Seriously! What am I doing wrong? The answer...

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3 Steps to Preserve Our Space

3 Steps to Preserve Our Space

Okay, so right now on Netflix, my family and I are watching the remake of the 1965 TV series “Lost in Space”. It’s about the Robinson family who goes on a space adventure to find a better planet to live on…earth is dying. Well, they crash on this alien planet, which...

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5 Stress Fighters that Most People Forget About.

5 Stress Fighters that Most People Forget About.

Stress got you? Two years ago I accidentally deleted my entire website. The uninvited hot, prickly stress-wave crashed on my face when I saw ‘File Not Found’. It’s in these stressful moments when we start talking out loud to ourselves, “WHAT THE? NO!!” Stress can make...

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4 Rock-solid Reasons to Enjoy the Silence

4 Rock-solid Reasons to Enjoy the Silence

Silent Night, Holy Night, All is calm, all is bright. Silent Night, the Christmas song, was composed in 1818. This now-traditional Holiday tune debuted all because of an organ…that broke. Without the help of an ill organ who knows if this song would have surfaced;...

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3 Surprising Ways Depression Makes You Stronger

3 Surprising Ways Depression Makes You Stronger

Depression is a downer. It is not a fun thing to talk about; but we all, at one point in our lives, will feel it's slippery slope. Imagine climbing out of your crevasse of depression; slipping back but catching yourself every so often. It's an exhausting cycle and at...

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3 Great Tricks to Navigate Circumstance

3 Great Tricks to Navigate Circumstance

I may not be able to control the circumstance, but I can adjust how I react to it. Years ago, I went sailing in a Butterfly sailboat. This wasn’t just for leisure, but for clarity. Engaging in the outdoors helps me put things in perspective. This particular solo sail...

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Stuck? 5 Essential Tools To Break Free

Stuck? 5 Essential Tools To Break Free

There is nothing worse than being stuck in life. The hard part is knowing you're stuck and not being able to rock back n forth to break free from the mud. Stuck. Let me help push you out with five essential tools that have helped me gain traction. My Lesson In the...

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4 Simple Stress Strategies for You & Your Kids

4 Simple Stress Strategies for You & Your Kids

When we look at our children we can easily think they don’t have any stress. We might say, “What possibly could they be stressed out about?” Kids have stress, just like us. It might look different, but they do, and knowing how to relieve it can be confusing for them,...

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1 Simple Way to Make a Difference Globally

1 Simple Way to Make a Difference Globally

What is one way you'd like to make a difference in this world? I have an easy and super effective idea for you and your family to look at; which could not only save a life but an entire village. We often take this one thing for granted, and most of us will continue to...

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4 Ways to Make a Gratifying Career Path

4 Ways to Make a Gratifying Career Path

A career path can be a smooth clear ride or a mountainous trek during a blizzard. We all have a plan in our minds of where we want to go, how far we want to climb the corporate ladder, and how much money we'd like to make. We think those things will bring...

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To Be Aware: How to Teach Your Child

To Be Aware: How to Teach Your Child

A skill every child should learn is how to be aware of their surroundings. Some awareness skills we are naturally born with, instinct. However, if you really want to succeed in life, you must learn it and pay attention to it. This life lesson can not only save their...

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Running Can Do What?

Running Can Do What?

It was the first day of track practice. I was a freshman in high school. This year I was going to run the 800 meter. But today I was in for a surprise I would carry for years to come. My track coach guided us to dirt trails in the woods behind the school. He said, “Ok...

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6 Easy Ways to Comfort Hurting People

6 Easy Ways to Comfort Hurting People

What does comfort mean to you when a friend needs a little help? When a friend reaches out for a hand to hold, are you there to grab it? Back in 2004, an old college friend of mine committed not only suicide but murder before he took his own life. What was hard for me...

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Courage to Be – After We Mess Up

Courage to Be – After We Mess Up

“Who am I? I’m just a ‘blob’ of flesh and bone; somehow my heart beats and I breathe without thinking… I just exist.” This profound thinking surfaced when I was 14 years old. I was lying on my top bunk staring at a Superman poster tacked to my ceiling, “What brings...

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Martin Luther King Jr. in Child’s Eyes

Martin Luther King Jr. in Child’s Eyes

Not too long ago we, as a nation, recognized Martin Luther King Jr.’s Birthday. Banks were closed. The Post Office was closed. Public schools were closed. If you haven't heard of Martin Luther King Jr. or haven't understood his stand, he was the most visible...

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4 Simple Tips for Planting a Tree

4 Simple Tips for Planting a Tree

This is Bruce the Blue Spruce, a tree my little 'farm'. One of my favorite things to do in spring is planting a tree or two. My childhood was surrounded by trees. That's probably why I love them so much. They were my friends when I didn't have anyone to play with,...

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Contrast or Compare? 3 Tips to be Yourself.

Contrast or Compare? 3 Tips to be Yourself.

To compare is so easy to do, yet it's extremely damaging and paralyzing. How do we break free? I have 3 tips to help us reward contrast and to not compare. This is just a note from me to you, I thought you might like to hear it. Lately, I have been reviewing my life...

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Do You Know How to Smile?

Do You Know How to Smile?

click for details A smile says a lot, even from our dogs. Not too long ago I visited my ala mater and was shocked at what I saw on faces. As I drove up 7th street to go to the Student Union all I saw were frowns. Seriously, not a single smile. The funny thing was is...

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Check out my new family friendly video

Per my last post, here is my latest creation for children and families to enjoy together....especially while eating corn on the cob! http://youtu.be/ABMZLwUaG8w The best thing about this silly, "corny" song and video I made up is that I said I would do it and I...

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