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Category: Relationships

To Go Back or Not to Go Back (to School)…That is the Question

“Perseverance and spirit have done wonders in all ages.”  ~ George Washington Students, teachers, and parents have a million questions about the upcoming school year– Will we go back to school or will it be virtual? Or a combination? What happens if a student or teacher tests positive for coronavirus? Does the whole class quarantine? 

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Leaving Work at Work…Especially When Working From Home

“Flexible work boundaries often turn into ‘work without boundaries,’ compromising an employee’s and their family’s health and well-being.” ~ William Becker Many of us received a crash course in working from home recently. The belief that working from home would provide more leisure time during the day and allow us to be more productive has

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The Bright Side to COVID-19

Despite the drawbacks and disappointment that have accompanied these unprecedented times, we can start to see the bright side of COVID and its unexpected effects.  I will be the first to admit that a worldwide pandemic has not exactly been the highlight of my year– in fact, it has been quite the opposite. From college

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Finding Good News in Hard Times

“No matter how dark it gets, there is always good in the world.” ~ John Krasinski During the last few months, the news has been full of hard, heavy things: Sickness, death, sadness, unemployment, violence, heated political debates, rallies, inequality, food shortages, natural disasters, etc. It is so easy to get caught up in the

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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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