We Can’t Be Friends…Or Can We?

Among the top age-old debates is the controversial question, can men and women be friends? As a woman with male cohorts, I can confidently say that, yes, a platonic relationship can exist between the sexes. We can stand to gain valuable insight from the benevolence of having friendships with the opposite sex. Having male friends,…

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Minnie’s Story

It has been a long time. For some, it may seem like it was yesterday, last week, last month or last year. Others, however, wake up and relive it day after day after day as another anniversary quickly approaches. There are three types of people who know what I’m talking about. Those who were onlookers,…

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A Cure For Chaos

It’s that time of the year again. The slow trickle of the back-to-school celebrations have commenced! Newbie back-to-school parental units, fret not. You’ll catch on. This is the time of year that your home becomes more hushed during the day and bedtimes arrive a little earlier at night. For parents that means the first and…

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The Balancing Act

Life is a huge circus and you’re the tight rope walker. -Liz McKenzie At any given time, any one of us can be juggling a cluster of life’s necessities in one hand – education, work, family, religious and social obligations, etc – and the residual effects of life’s necessities in the other hand – happiness,…

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An Attitude for Gratitude

G-R-A-T-I-T-U-D-E! Gratitude is defined as the quality of being thankful and a readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness. Gratitude helps you bring recognition to the value of every aspect of your life and the lives of others. In my observations, it was apparent that while people issued thank you’s, there was a huge gap…

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A Place For Everything

What’s a gal to do? I am almost envious of you awesome bloggers who can so eloquently and creatively share your footprints in the sand. The niches of the blogging world are endless and you guys dress it up beautifully!! As I become Dora la exploradora in my mind, I venture off on a niche…

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Just a little food for thought

Are you happy with what you see and where you’re going? It’s not too late to make some changes. What is one thing you think you need to change that would be beneficial to your future? Is it a work in progress or is something holding you back? What do you need to do to…

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It’s The Simple Things

Can you believe it? The year is halfway complete!  While we were doting on one task or other, Father Time whispered sweet nothings into the winds of Mother Nature’s kiss. When we weren’t looking, Autumn turned to Winter and Winter became Spring as Summer patiently waits in the shadows. Amid the changes of the seasons,…

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Hey, hey, hey…It’s Mother’s Day!

IT’S THE FREAKIN’ WEEKEND, MOMMY’S!!!! I know this weekend is supposed to be extra special for the maternal role model but allow me -if you will- a moment to tell you why we are more than just a single recognized calendar day (that some of us try to stretch out over a couple of days…

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The Walking Dead

Hi. I was recently in attendance at the funeral of a close relative. Normally, I try to avoid funerals whenever possible but, because this was my uncle, I had to be there. My problem is not that I attended the funeral but that I had to be around my family. I hate to be in…

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