Slowing Down to the Speed of Life

Okay, so sometimes, I just need a long title to grab your attention. Do you ever feel like you're on a roller coaster ride? Not a Ferris wheel, where you're going around in circles all the time. A roller coaster, where you're racing to keep up with the constantly changing track, sometimes veering side to …

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Thanksgiving Evolved

When I was in grade school, I used to think that we continued the tradition of Thanksgiving each year to keep the memory of the first one celebrated by the Pilgrims alive. Now that I am older and look back at the Thanksgiving celebrations I've shared over the years, I can see that Thanksgiving has …

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Connections Are Important

What do you think of when you hear the word connection? Do think of things that are similarly linked or the links between mechanical or electrical components? Or do you think of work associates and family? How about communication? Like me, do you think about how we communicate with our coworkers or our loved ones, …

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Buckling Down on Goals

The thing about goals is that in order to get them done one must buckle down and tackle them. It's all too easy to keep putting them off. I'm too tired. I had a busy day. Visiting with family and friends is more important. I needed to do chores...or buy groceries...or pay bills. The list …

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Vacations Are Restorative

Vacations are, or should be, restorative. Don't you think? For years, I took vacations to catch up on life. I would carefully carve out a date and then, when approved, spend the week catching up on everything I couldn't get done while working a 40-hour week. I would run errands, schedule long put-off doctor appointments, …

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October Days & Fitness

October days. Now, these are the days that bring a fresh wave of nostalgia to the air. Hot summer days are a thing of the past, and cold winter days are not quite here yet. It's time to slow down and watch the leaves fall, wave at everyone...well, since we can't really see smiles right …

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Taking Care of Self

Sometimes weekends bring surprises. This weekend was spent mostly at our future retirement place. I took Friday off work and left early, so I would have plenty of time to run a few errands in town, unload some of the boxes and bins I took along to our storage, and do some writing. There is …

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Plan To Be Surprised

Yes, this title is from the movie, "Dan In Real Life" starring Steve Carrell. Before this movie, I didn't even know who Steve Carrell was, but I knew that I loved the message of the movie. Plan to be surprised. The thing about life is that everything is always changing. You start out your day …

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