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Stupid Fish, You Can’t Climb a Tree!

“Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing it is stupid.”  —Albert Einstein The above quote is attributed to Albert Einstein, but it is not confirmed. Regardless the author, I believe it is a great observation of the effect […]

Top Ten Ways I Built Positive Relationships with my Children

I have a wonderful relationship with both of my children. While I often wondered if we would survive adolescence, we did and now I have two young adults with whom I enjoy spending time. I share this because so many others are struggling to connect, or re-connect, with their children in a gratifying and meaningful […]

The Truth in the Mirror

It’s winter and I don’t like the way I look. My fair Irish skin is pasty white and dry, my hair is without sun-kissed tones, and I look like I’m storing winter fat for hibernation. I do not like the glimpses of myself I catch in reflective surfaces. However, this morning I looked up from […]

The Top Ten Ways to Establish Good Sleeping Habits

Welcome to Friday’s Top Ten List! I am moving a bit slowly today because I’ve not slept well the past couple of nights. Some of you may think that is no big deal, especially if you haven’t slept well in years. I know your pain! I, too, suffered from chronic sleep deprivation. Sadly, I became […]

Paula Deen? Why not blame Winnie the Pooh?

Sharing this article I came across this morning, as it fits in with my Golden Rule! It may not be a popular stand to take, but in all things we have CHOICES to make and the responsibility to make them. For one moment, imagine you’re at the end of your life, standing before your maker, […]

Super Power Women

Today I want to talk to my fabulous sisters about who you really think you are and the art of faking it!  No, not that sort of faking it…I’m talking about the “fake it ’til you make it” sort. I’m talking about acting with the strength of your inner warrior before you truly embrace her. Stepping […]

What’s Your Filter’s Rating?

I used to fight a constant battle with dust in my house. Regardless how vigilant I was to pet hair and other airborne particles, I couldn’t win. That is until I realized the most effective method to dust reduction is to use filters with higher efficiency ratings! By replacing my air and vacuum filters with […]