The Importance of Play in Our Lives

How do you use your leisure time?  Fewer unstructured “play” hours seem to be in our lives!!  This is a serious threat to our health and happiness. Did you know? •  The average married couple works 26 percent longer each year than similar working couples did thirty years ago. •  Leisure time among children ages…

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What will your story say about you?

Have you ever heard the tale of when first meeting St. Peter at the pearly gates, he asks, “What would you do differently, if you could redo your life?” All too often, the answer is not focused on what you really did. Most say they would have loved more and lived more, not built more…

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A Seasonal Approach to Life

Mother Nature certainly likes her routine. Global warming aside, she cycles through the same processes, in the same order, doing things the same way they always have worked. Within that cycle, of course, variations exist—a dry winter or a mild fall—but we always can rely on the rhythm. One season follows the other. It’s a…

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How Much Joy Can You Stand?

Everyone has a dream. It may whisper to us in a still, small voice or it may have the volume and intensity of Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech. The problem is that not many of us are actually living our dream. But as Suzanne Falter-Barns says in her book, How Much Joy…

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3 Things that Tell You Are in Overwhelm!!

Our schedules are filled with activities, responsibilities and lists of must-do items. In addition to the planning our daily work and routine, we now must also plan our breaks. And, I might add that the breaks are even more important now because we live under all constant stress to do more. How do you know…

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How to Get Where You Want to Go

There’s an old joke that goes, “Can you tell me how to get to Carnegie Hall?”, “Yes, practice!” My trip to Carnegie Hall didn’t start at the airport, it began with the dream. It continued with the vision and finally, last week, I achieved one of the greatest things on my bucket list. As I…

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