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Date registered: February 1, 2011

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  1. Happiness — April 24, 2015
  2. Overwhelmed — April 15, 2015
  3. Being the Right Person, Doing the Right Thing — April 8, 2015
  4. Honesty — April 1, 2015
  5. Parenting and Leadership — March 19, 2015

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Apr 24



Happiness is not dependent on external events; our happiness is determined by our choices in each situation. Granted it is easier in some cases than others, but I get to decide my internal state. It is our nature to blame external circumstances and things we have no control over. The truth is we are in …

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Apr 15



There are times life spins so fast I can’t seem to get a grip on anything and can quickly lose touch with a calm and rational perspective. It can feel like I am on an emotional roller coaster; one I do not recall boarding! It happens to all of us; our best laid plans get …

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Apr 08

Being the Right Person, Doing the Right Thing

There are times I find myself wondering, “How do I handle this situation?” It takes great courage and humility to admit a wrong doing, to ask forgiveness for an offense, or to revisit a decision that was made in haste. One very important thing to consider is not the moment, but long term impact in …

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Apr 01



Is honesty, saying exactly what is on my mind, always the best policy? All of us have experienced an outburst from someone who is reacting and has not stopped to think – that does not feel good! When do I say what I think and when is it good to hold back? It is important …

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Mar 19

Parenting and Leadership


A couple of weeks ago the Parent Information Center blog provided food for thought when addressing an issue with someone you are in relationship with. This week I want to take a look at addressing issues in a little different light – as a parent or leader. Parents and leaders are called to guide and …

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Mar 13

Wise Words During Upset & Conflict

This week I am sharing wise words from Dr. Becky Bailey, founder of Conscious Discipline. Expressing our feelings is a life long journey in acquiring a skill set that allows us to process and understand, in an appropriate manner, what is happening inside during moments of upset and conflict. This week it hit home as …

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Mar 05

The Test of Three

Last week, my sister Colleen replied to the blog sharing how our win-win sister relationship came about. I loved hearing from her viewpoint the manner in which we reconnected as adults. This week’s blog reflects thoughts of things I learned when it comes to sharing my insights or thoughts with another person. Have you ever …

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Feb 26

Win-Win Sister Relationship

Dear Readers, This week I am changing my style just a bit; my best expressions of what I want to say come when writing my youngest sister, Colleen. So, thinking with my writing here, I am going to share as if I were writing to her. I wrote last week’s piece and it was lacking, …

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Feb 20

Win-Win Relationships and Problem Solving

Author Steven Covey talks about the habit of mutual benefit in his book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People*. The primary principle of win-win is thinking mutual benefit. Thinking win-win is a mindset that sets its goal as a willingness to work together towards a solution that works to meet the needs of each. …

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Feb 13

Healthy Communication When Addressing Issues

Most of us do not intentionally find ourselves in the midst of conflict and argument. In fact, it is the opposite, most of us ask, “What happened?” I thought things were going well or I was just going to address this one little thing and it blew up into something way bigger. Healthy communication takes …

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