Creating New Memories

Without a doubt 2020 was one for the books. If you were anything like our family and so many others, normal didn’t seem to exist. Traditional holiday gatherings didn’t happen, at least not quite the same; yearly trips that you look forward to were cancelled; and friends you regularly get together with you went for…

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How Did the President Do?

Your first thought may be “He has done amazing work,” or “He has done a lousy job.” But first you might want to find out what I am referring to – the economy? The Virus? Foreign affairs? Or, even still, you might need to see if we are talking about the same President. Over the…

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Do You Know the Secret of Life?

I was recently sent a “Broom-Hilda” comic strip. In this cartoon, one character says, “Irwin, What do you believe is the secret of life?” In the next two panels you see Irwin scratching his head giving this question some serious thought. Finally, he responds with, “Brushing after every meal?” The first character is in disbelief,…

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Practice Makes Perfect

I used to hate hearing that as a kid when Mom would say that in reference to the piano lessons that I detested. It wasn’t that I didn’t like the piano, it was just that I hated the weekly lessons with the teacher’s expectations exhibited through critical eyes. At least that was how it felt.…

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What are Your Accomplishment Goals?

That seems like a reasonable enough question. I mean everyone needs goals for what they would like to accomplish – right? While that certainly may be true, the question turns into what kinds of things do we want to accomplish and are there differences that matter? Things that people want to accomplish run the gamut.…

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“Wherever You Go, There You Are”

I know you are probably thinking – “Such profound words,” or maybe not. This a phrase I have jokingly used for decades, as it is more of an absurd statement of the obvious. However, if we dig a little deeper, it might not be as absurd as we think. Author Jon Kabat-Zinn, actually used this…

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