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Happy Father’s Day and Thanks Dad

Years ago, when I was in high school, I was asked to write an essay about someone who was a major influence on me. Someone I looked up to. I worked hard on the assignment. My essay was chosen to be read that year at the senior banquet. I believe I won a small scholarship too. The essay was about my dad. It’s been more than 25 years since I wrote that essay and I can still remember some of the points I made. That’s probably because my dad’s influence was so big and so important that I still feel Read More

Best 6 Books in the Past 6 Months (1)

3 Kinds of Journals for Self-Care

Self-care is a major buzz word these days. I see ideas for self-care every where I look. Is it because our world seems more stressful or out of control than ever? Maybe. Perhaps it’s because we live at such a fast pace…instant this, automatic that. Whatever the reason, practicing self-care is more than just the latest buzz word. It’s also good for your health. Self-care can be anything that you do for yourself that benefits your physical, mental and/or emotional health.  It doesn’t have to be anything excessive or out of the ordinary. In fact, you probably practice self-care on Read More

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Don’t Cry Because It’s Over, Smile Because It Happened

There have been a lot of tears in my home lately. We had to say goodbye to our sweet little dog last week. Lily suddenly got sick over the weekend. By Thursday morning, it was clear she wouldn’t recover. I usually publish a new post on Fridays, but I just couldn’t get it together. I can’t believe she’s gone. Sure, she was older, and I knew she’d had a few health issues lately, but she went downhill so fast. It was very dramatic. Words cannot express how much she will be missed.   My dad came to spend the day Read More

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Did You Remember to Say Thank You?

December 26th is National Thank You Note Day. That shouldn’t really surprise anyone, should it?  I mean, we just got through the biggest gift exchange of the year. Sending out a few thank yous is the logical next step. Most etiquette experts agree that the sooner you write those notes, the better. My mother was never a stickler for thank you notes, but my grandmother was. I have my own kids write notes for their birthday gifts before they can play with them. That guarantees they’ll get done quickly. Who hasn’t reminded a child to use the “magic” words of Read More