Being Still

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Why do we need to be still? For the last five years, I thought my success was based on how stressed out, anxious or tired I was. I equated accomplishment with overworking, constantly producing and doing everything I could to get ahead. I finally hit an emotional, spiritual and physical bottom that made me slow down. It really didn’t matter … Read More

Step-Parent Roles

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Who are you to your step-children? It is only natural you would want your step children to love you, respect and obey you. It is also only natural you might feel you have no right to their love, respect or obedience. The only thing you may be certain of is you feel out of place and uncertain of what your role … Read More

Self-Expression

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Display it Wisely Self-expression is a display of individuality whether it’s through words, clothing, hairstyle, or art forms such as writing and drawing.  Being self-expressed means that you show your spirit and true character; you display the totality of who you are.  And sharing of one’s “self” fully is the ultimate in generosity and is vital for love, peace, happiness … Read More

What is Your Belief?

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Belief drives behavior, behavior drives results. We create our life experience. There is no such thing as luck.

Are You Giving Undivided Attention?

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We need to start listening to others with the intent to understand, not the intent to reply. Be an intentional listener.

Stand Tall in Your Vision and Purpose

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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

No, Really…How are You?

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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

Back to Basics

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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

A Year Later

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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

New Podcast

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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