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My Christmas Party Strategy
Friday, December 18, 2015      38 comments

Well, I am deep into the Christmas party season, and I have done well with this simple plan. Please add to it your strategies: 1. Fill plate with the veggies. 2. Eat the veggies slowly, and talk a lot. 3. Start with a glass of water.... Read more
Part-Time Puppy
Thursday, December 17, 2015      38 comments

My little grandchild has a lovely gift. Her parents now sit for a little puppy one weekend a month. Lina talks with the pup, goes on walks with her four-footed friend, ... Read more
The behavior of others
Wednesday, December 16, 2015      29 comments

No matter how others choose to act, be your very best today. A spirit of excellence is contagious!... Read more
Confrontation
Tuesday, December 15, 2015      29 comments

Yesterday was meeting day for our team. Clearly, one member of the team was not doing her part. She had let the ball drop in many areas. When these areas were discussed, she was evasive and did not accept responsibility. One student in parti... Read more
Loving a Difficult Person
Monday, December 14, 2015      30 comments

We all know those people, who to us, are a rose surrounded by thorns. Perhaps we appear to be difficult to them as well. I have someone close to me know is difficult to love. I work with her in caring for my mother. The other day I offer to... Read more
Advice on giving Advice
Sunday, December 13, 2015      35 comments

Small gentle doses are received best. Don't you agree?... Read more
Winter Hiking Made Easy
Saturday, December 12, 2015      26 comments

Winter Hiking made Easy Are you a three season hiker, considering traversing the trail in winter weather? This article will help you understand how to hike safely through the ice and snow. I was so inspired by hiking in the cool crisp winter a... Read more
Small opportunities for change
Friday, December 11, 2015      39 comments

It's the everyday small opportunities that will bring about the bring, lasting changes. How will you change your life today? I'm going to start by s... Read more
wild Winter Climb
Thursday, December 10, 2015      36 comments

This photo was taken in February, 2015. Wild winter climb Dark spikes upon my feet Help me climb the clear ice sheet. Green trees above t... Read more
Staples Kept Their Word
Wednesday, December 09, 2015      27 comments

Yesterday was a great day! If you read my last post, I called Staples and asked them to honor their price for color copies that was on the web. The cost: $.06 per color copy. The in-store price: $.60 from 6 cents to 60 cents is significant w... Read more
Thank you Staples!
Tuesday, December 08, 2015      38 comments

Today is going to be a GREAT day! One of our class projects is to write a book. One student wrote about all 19 of his nephews and nieces with one person on each page. His family wants this to be with color photos of each person, and will b... Read more
Get Ready for Winter!
Monday, December 07, 2015      33 comments

What a severe yet master artist old Winter is.... No longer the canvas and the pigments, but the marble and the chisel. ~John Burroughs, "The Snow-Walkers," 1866 Winter is such a beautiful season if you prepare. Our wood is on the porch, the ... Read more
Start Every Day NEW!
Sunday, December 06, 2015      34 comments

Yesterday is gone, and tomorrow may never be our. Make today the best day of your life. Fill it with love, joy, good food and great choices. Sta... Read more
Jackie's Smittens are warming the world, 2 hands at a time!
Saturday, December 05, 2015      38 comments

This article will appear in Goodwill's regional magazine! Jackie’s Smittens are warming the world, two hands at a time! My Mitten Mission: Several years ago, I was watching a homeless man ask for help on a street corner. In my heart,... Read more
Exercise and Diabetes
Friday, December 04, 2015      30 comments

As many people know, I was diagnosed with Type II Diabetes three years ago, and have been able to stay off medicine by using diet and exercise to stay healthy. Yesterday I was under a lot of stress, and my glucose numbers showed it. At 2:20 p... Read more

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