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Holiday Blues

Lately, I have seen messaging around the thought that not everyone is in a celebratory mood during the winter holiday season. For many of us, the holiday sadness is challenging to cope with when, everywhere I look, people sing about how this is “the most wonderful time of the year.” Add a divorce into the […]

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How Nostalgia Works

Quite often, when I am spending time with old friends, we laugh about how we used to get a limo for almost any occasion; from school dances to art fairs and concerts, it did not matter what it was for, somehow we managed to ride in class. There were so many of us silly teens; […]

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How Do You Know When It Is Time to Downsize?

As we age, the decision to know when it is time to downsize inevitably arises. The second part of that question for those that have a progressive illness, such as Alzheimer’s, is whether to hire home health services or to move into an assisted living situation. There’s no question that this is an extremely difficult […]

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Safety Precautions When Using Technology in the Classroom

When looking at potential schools to educate our children, we must consider how safe their technological measures are, first and foremost. Especially in today’s technology-saturated education process, and all of the devices connected on one network, this should be one of the top most important things to consider for either a public high school or […]

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Psychology sociology

What are the Powers of Forgiveness? 

Forgiving is an investment in one’s mental health; it builds character, it builds bridges, not walls, and brings the community up as a whole. Therefore, it is especially vital to teach children from a young age how to forgive and be tolerant of people. There are even National Schools of Character which are selected by […]

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What Are the Benefits of New Beginnings?

Sometimes in life, we do not always have the right “tools” to make the best decisions. And sometimes, those choices set the trajectory for our lives for many years to come. Then one day, you become “woke” through a set of circumstances, whether through the death of a loved one, a life-threatening, progressive disease, or […]

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What is Considered an Educational Toy?

Each child is like a blank sheet of paper during those first early years of development. Why not let them soak up as much as possible while their little brains are still developing? Through play, children can learn critical skills they will need later in life, such as problem-solving, cause and effect, compromising, conflict resolution, […]

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Psychology sociology

Love Is an Action, Not a Feeling

A friend of mine once remarked that “love is an action, not a feeling” and that “feelings are not facts.” I didn’t understand it at first, but I have come to believe she was spot on. We hear people say they “love” someone or something, yet their actions do not back up what they claim […]

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How Do You Develop a Joy for Learning?

For me, if I am not learning, I’m probably dead. Simple as that. I have to be trying to take action each day to learn. It could be something new or more about a topic I already know a little something about. We all do that, really, if we think about it. So how do […]

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How to Make Sparkling Waters

It seems like everywhere you look, someone is talking about craft beverages – whether it’s craft beers, organic wines, or even coffee. I mean, it is so prevalent in our society that even reputable colleges and universities have degree programs in craft beer making and distillation! So, where does that leave sparkling water? I like […]

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