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Be Adaptable – The Key To Success In A Changing World

Life throws things in our way – roadblocks. We start something only to find that we can’t seem to achieve it, connect with it, finish it, make money from it, stay in relationship with it – have things go the way we want. The way to thrive – and to be ready for life – … Continue reading

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Replacing the Bathroom Faucet Game Me A Powerful Life Lesson

We got a new faucet for the bathroom – it was such a deal that it was impossible to say no. Replace the bathroom faucet on a pedestal sink – easy peasy. The old fixture was leaking but still wasn’t that old and everything is open and easy to get at – should be a … Continue reading

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Test Your Limits To See What You and Your Kids Are Made Of

Important lesson for our kids: Sometimes you choose to test your limits; sometimes life tests them for you. You choose to test your limits when you volunteer for a project that will require the best in you, leave home to study for a year in a foreign country, train for a marathon or triathlon, follow … Continue reading

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“I’ll Be Happy When…”

I’ll be happy when the people at my workplace are nicer. I’ll be happy when my kids grow out of their teens. I’ll be happy when we have a little more money. I’ll be happy when our country isn’t so polarized or the world isn’t so crazy. I’ll be happy when I get to retire. … Continue reading

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How To Be Ready For Family Holidays

I come from a large Italian family. Holidays were mayhem – good mayhem. Cousins, aunts, uncles, grandparents came from everywhere. We got to sleep on the floor to let our guests take our beds. There were dishes of every kind of food everywhere – foiled-covered treasures that were the specialties of whomever arrived. The driveway … Continue reading

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Don’t Be Afraid of Life’s Tough Stuff

You break up with someone you care about. You don’t get into the your first choice college. You lose your job. Your friends don’t include you like they used to. You get sick. You say something stupid in front of others. Someone posts something unpopular about you in social media. Your parents get divorced. You … Continue reading

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What To Do When Life Disappoints You

When we have hopes and expectations that don’t come true, we all get disappointed. So how do we not lose hope when things don’t go our way? We rethink them. We work to see things from another perspective. Here is what I mean. Norman Bridwell is the author of the great children’s books,Clifford the Big Red … Continue reading

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7 Reasons to Celebrate Today!

There is something hardwired in us (or learned) that seems to focus on what is missing instead of what is present – I call it our inner cynic. I know so many people who can look at rosebush and see more thorns than flowers; those who see a great pasta dish and obsess about carbs instead … Continue reading

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