13 WAYS TO BE HAPPY(ER)

There was a poster in my daughter’s high school English class that said, “We do what we do because of what we value most at the time”.  Sometimes we value ease at the expense of true happiness. Many of our choices make us feel good in the short term but actually damage our happiness in […]

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Are You Busy?

“I CAN’T HELP BUT WONDER WHETHER ALL THIS HISTRIONIC EXHAUSTION ISN’T A WAY OF COVERING UP THE FACT THAT MOST OF WHAT WE DO DOESN’T MATTER.” –TIM KREIDER When I was in the midst of raising teenagers I noticed how often mothers would talk about how busy they were as if it was a a […]

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WHAT DO YOU REALLY WANT?

What would you attempt if you knew you could not fail? -Robert Schuller THREE MINUTES THAT CHANGED MY LIFE I was in an experiential self-development program years ago. In one exercise we had a partner and three minutes. Our partner would ask “What do you want?” or “What do you really want?” and we would […]

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PINK RIBBONS AND ALCOHOL

  About a year ago or so I saw an article in the newspaper about the link between breast cancer and alcohol. The study appeared to be very solid and the results alarming. In the hoopla of pink bows, pink merchandise and fun runs for breast cancer awareness I waited for an outcry, or at […]

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What Do You Really Know About Sugar?

  Education is learning what you didn’t even know you didn’t know. -Daniel J. Boorstin When dessert or other sweets are offered at social events I generally decline. Sometimes someone will say how “good” I am. I absolutely loathe the association with being good or bad based on our food choices. What I would like to tell […]

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Check Your Phone!

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. -Helen Keller My son-in-law, Shelby Rayl, manages our other business Concrete Construction Supply. Once he was interviewing someone for a job and the potential employee checked their cell phone during the interview. Needless […]

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What About Fat?

  “Every human being is the author of his own health or disease.”  Buddha Back in the late 80’s when the “fat free” weight loss trend was just starting to get a good hold, my sister-in-law said to me, “Fat makes you fat.  You can’t get enough fat out of your diet.”  It sounded so […]

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