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It’s Common Courtesy

“Courtesy is a small act but it packs a mighty wallop.” – Louis Carroll I watched someone open the door for another when I was walking to work the other morning. The response from the recipient of the gesture was a huge smile and gratitude. I knew at that moment that simple action had effected […]

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Look to the Seasons

“Summer lovin’ had me a blast. Summer lovin’ happened so fast.” – Grease Like all great things, summer is soon coming to an end. The thing I love about endings, is they are typically followed by new beginnings. I associate summer with growth, personally and literally. We are surrounded by growth in our environment – […]

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Life Is Like Ice Cream…

“Life is like ice cream: Enjoy it before it melts.” How can we not recognize National Ice Cream Month? We are right in the middle of summer, and nothing ends a hot summer day like good ice cream. Ice cream is one of my favorite treats. Yes, it can be decadent and indulgent, but the […]

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Communication is Key

“We are stronger when we listen and smarter when we share.” – Rania Al Abdullah I have been thinking so much lately about the impact of communication. It really is a centrical force to successful relationships. Without good communication, so many things can be misconstrued. It can be as simple as a misread text, or […]

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Mental Health Awareness

“The strongest people are those that win battles we know nothing about.” – Jonathan Harnisch I am sure you have seen all of the efforts around mental health this month in support of Mental Health Awareness Month. The good news is this topic has become mainstream and is more recognized than ever. The difficult part […]

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It’s In Your Control

“The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another.” – William James Is it that easy? Not usually, but it is a powerful concept to know that our thoughts control our responses. Think about that for a second…how you interpret a situation, and how you react to it, can alter […]

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Invest In Yourself

“Invest in yourself. Because you can’t afford not to.” It’s so exciting we are entering into Spring. One of the things I look forward to the most is the readily available increase in vegetables and fruits as the weather gets warmer. This National Nutrition Month reminds me how important it is to keep consistent with […]

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Start with Compassion

“We can’t heal the world today but we can begin with a voice of compassion, a heart of love, an act of kindness.” -Mary Davis. Although the meaning of compassion is literally to “suffer together” I think it goes much deeper. It alludes to kindness and sympathy. Lately, I have seen a lot of people […]

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Do More of What Makes You Happy

The first month of the year is National Hobby Month. I love this. It’s basically reminding us at the beginning of the year to do more of what makes us happy. I have a growing list of all the things I want to do that I genuinely enjoy. If you’re like me, you can never […]

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The Year Ahead…

“The year stands before us, like a chapter in a book waiting to be written.” – Melody Beattie Well, we are approaching the end of this year. I’m sure that stirs up quite a few thoughts and emotions, as it does for me. The month of December is typically depicted as “the most wonderful time […]

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