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BE the Good

“Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” ~ Mahatma Ghandi 2020 has been a year for the books. A worldwide pandemic, quarantine, layoffs, earthquakes, fires, demon locusts, food shortages, economic crises, George Floyd’s murder and the ensuing Black Lives Matter movement…the list goes on and on. As Melissa and I have

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Making the Most Out of Summer 2020

Major attractions and vacation destinations remain closed, stay-at-home orders and travel restrictions are still in place, and travelers are anxious about the virus or disheartened by new safety measures. Make the most of summer 2020 with these 25 suggestions! I have a dear cousin who has been waiting over a year for a much-anticipated summer

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Embracing Our New Normal

All around our globe, amidst the chaos, there is also good happening. Communities are coming together, families are spending more time together, c02 emissions are down, the list of good can outnumber the bad if we focus on the good.

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Change Begins With Me

While it is easy to feel overwhelmed by the problems plaguing the world, there are ways for us to take action now. We can do better. I can do better. Change starts here.  The recent sadness and heartache populating the news has caused personal and public reflection. This constant self-reflection has many, including myself, asking,

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Surviving & Thriving Quarantine with Children

“Play gives children a chance to practice what they are learning.” ~ Mr. Rogers Right around the time when quarantine madness started happening, I was on the phone with a friend who has four children. She told me how excited she was about an activity she had set up for her children, but how her

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Letter Writing-a Path to Self Discovery

Blog Update-This week our guest blogger shares her journey through a year of writing 1 letter a day. She shares with our readers her very powerful and personal path to self discovery. What could you learn about yourself if you shared daily thoughts with others this way?

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Staying Close While Quarantine Keeps You Far Apart

“Connecting with others is rewarding; it makes us feel like we’re not alone in the world.”  ~ Jonah Berger My friend recently told me that when quarantine started, she found herself checking her phone more than she ever had before. She thought about it for a moment and realized that she was feeling lonely and

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Staying Connected with Yourself During Quarantine

For many of my readers, quarantine has meant an increase in responsibilities–helping everyone else survive. How are you helping YOURSELF, though? This edition of Quarantine Talk is dedicated to ways to show yourself love during quarantine.

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Date Night at Home: Quarantine Style

Quarantine might be hard, but don’t let it be hard on your love life. Whether you’ve been dating a short time or have been married for years, I have some stay-at-home date ideas that will strengthen your relationship! I know I have written about quarantine the last couple weeks now…but can anyone think about anything

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Questions to Get You Out of the Quarantine Slump

The days seem to blend together in this Groundhog Day that is COVID-19 quarantine. I would like to suggest six questions that will cause introspection and perhaps prompt you to certain actions that will lift your spirits.  Hi, again. It’s me, still in quarantine. How are you doing? Hanging in there? I know, this entire

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Sanity-Saving Exercises During Quarantine

While the “See 10, Do 10,” push-up challenge is circulating the internet, I have another suggestion for four crucial exercises that will strengthen your physical, mental, spiritual and creative senses during this crazy time of quarantine.  Push-ups are hard. I had a couple friends tag me in the #See10Do10 push-up challenge on Instagram and it

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