Self-Improvement

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Happy Tales of Wonderful Service

There is so much frustration with poor service in every sector of the economy that I thought you’d like to…

Self-Improvement

7 Strategies to Handle Tough Problems

If you keep replaying the same stressful scenarios in your life, it’s time to reframe your thinking to find the new solutions.

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Due to COVID…Who Is Going to Do the Work?

Due to COVID, wait times may be longer than usual. Due to COVID, product availability has been limited. Due to…

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How to Have the Perfect Wedding

With humility, I have to say…my daughter’s wedding this past weekend was simply perfect. Why? Because she and her fiancé…

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Getting a Handle on Anxiety

Does fearful chatter run through your head and hold you back from achieving your dreams…or enjoying life? Conquer this “monkey mind.”

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The Infinite Circle of Opinions

A friend’s recent social media post gives me hope for bringing this polarized country together. In it she discussed Jodi…

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Don’t Be Fooled By The Word “Free”

Free healthcare. Free rent.  College loan forgiveness. Free college.  Guaranteed income.  Extended unemployment benefits.   Newsflash:  As hard as you&hell...

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Re-discovering The Lost Art of Conversation

I don’t blame COVID. And I don’t blame a generation of communication driven by texting and social media.  But somewhere…

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What are you going to do about it?

A lot of people across the globe and on both sides of the aisle are very upset about America’s poorly…

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The Inspiring Story of My Friend Melissa

I’d like to introduce you to my friend, “Melissa,” (yes, I have changed names here) one of the most powerful,…

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Have We Forgotten How to Laugh?

“Laughter is the best medicine.”  Do you know who said it? Me neither. There have been so many who have…

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Celebrate You

Tomorrow is my daughter’s birthday and it’s the first time in several years that we won’t be able to celebrate…

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Don’t Be Afraid to Give Honest Feedback

We have become so afraid of hurting someone’s feelings, that we have lost the ability to provide honest feedback.  Sadly…

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Make New Friends But Keep the Old

I made a new friend this week. Well kinda.  While out walking Meeker, our dog, I met a couple walking…

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Hostile Work Environments

The world is reopening. It’s up to you to embrace and enjoy it, or risk perpetuating the fear, paranoia and misery of the past year. I choose enjoy!