We need to start listening to others with the intent to understand, not the intent to reply. Be an intentional listener.
Be Like a Tree! Have you ever considered how much we have in common with trees? They have a trunk, we have a trunk. Their trunk is solid and keeps them standing. Same with us. If we keep our trunk healthy, it allows us to stand and support us. Trees have branches and leaves and, in essence, we do too. … Read More
5 Steps to Mental Wellbeing Research suggests there are 5 steps you can take to improve your mental health and wellbeing. Don’t you want to feel and be more positive and be able to get the most out of life? Learn new skills. Research shows that learning new skills can improve your mental wellbeing. It can boost self-confidence and raise … Read More
After the last post on “A Year Later” I realized that in order for us to get back to whatever “normal” is, this will require us to get back to basics. How can we grow our community without the basics? What do I mean by “basics”? Be kind to one another. Show respect for each other. Serve others and not … Read More
Can we heal together? Last year at this time the world shut down. Many lost their jobs, while others went to work every day wearing masks, shields, gloves and whatever else they could find to protect themselves. The fatalities were only beginning. No one really knew what was going on or how bad it was going to get. We stopped … Read More
Open Pages Publishing has started a new podcast. You can access the podcast from the top selections on the website. Why a Podcast? Many people are turning to podcasts for information instead of reading a book. Podcasts are shorter and give the most information in a short period of time. I believe everyone needs the best information possible to help … Read More
Are you homeschooling your children? Why or why not?
What happens after the COVID-19 virus? (The views expressed here are solely from the Owner) When the COVID-19 virus is over, what activities will we return to? When the COVID-19 virus is over, what will we have learned? We are all learning to do things in a different way. Keeping in contact with friends and family through social media, cell … Read More
Mom, is this forever? Dyslexia can resemble a “stew or bolognese sauce or a smorgasbord,” metaphorically speaking. And you are in charge of the “kitchen.” One of the best representations of dyslexia is an iceberg. The majority lies beneath the surface. In dyslexia, the reading difficulty aspect is just the tip of the iceberg. There frequently may be many other … Read More
Small business owners are busy running their organization often forget about themselves. Keeping a company up and running and profitable is a huge task, and it certainly requires a lot of attention and dedication. However, as a small business grows – their owner should too. Encouraging and cultivating a culture that pursues personal growth alongside business growth is a recipe for many … Read More