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Focus on Your Strengths Tribune Article 7222018

Focus on Your Strengths Why is it that folks spend more time focusing on their weaknesses rather than their strengths?  If I could just be (choose any or all the following): taller, slimmer, smarter, or more athletic, confident, outgoing, creative, disciplined, popular, successful, healthy, talented (yes, the list goes on[…]

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Heads Up Tribune Article 05062018

Heads Up I came across an article someone shared on Facebook that’s relevant to all of us with summer fast approaching. Arthur Mario Vittone, in his article Drowning Doesn’t Look Like Drowning, reveals to his readers that water drownings aren’t  always accompanied with a victim’s thrashing of hands and shouts[…]

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Spontaneous Bucket List

Spontaneous Bucket Lists There’s something to be said about spontaneity!  I’ve never invested much effort on time management in my life.  I consider it a good day if I can check off three things on my To Do List. Thankfully, my structured and organized friends have embraced my spontaneous side[…]

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High Octane Fuel Tribune Article 04/22/2018/2

High-Octane Fuel Imagine having an endless supply of energy!  We witness it in young children utilizing unlimited quantities throughout the day with a guarantee of a full tank of energy ready and waiting for them the next morning.  When awake, energy is the fuel we rely on to be productive[…]

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Suit of Armor Tribune Article 041502018

Suit of Armor I have so much love and hope for our young people today.  Getting the opportunity to substitute at Matagorda School, I see their knowledge and development grow exponentially as they work their way to the end of May.  My only wish is that our school system would[…]

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Stay in Touch Tribune Article March 11, 2018

STAY IN TOUCH In the morning or late evening, if you stand very still outside and close your eyes, you can feel the seasonal shift in the air. Despite the chilly days we’ve experienced this month, Spring begins March 20th on our calendar, but Mother Nature ultimately decides when it[…]

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Ode to the Keeper Tribune Article (February 11, 2018)

ODE TO THE KEEPER The Keeper is a job title held by many and is defined as the purveyor of “invisible work” amassed within a household that requires an unbelievable amount of mental energy.  In short, we’re referring to the parent tasked with directing the symphony of emotions and lists. […]

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The Art of Appreciation Tribune Article 1/28/18

The Art of Appreciation   Cultivating and tending to a garden requires time and patience, but in the end, your care and nurturing produces a bounty of fruits and vegetables or a landscape of magnificent flowers.  As much as sunshine and water play a role in the growth and development[…]

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Mother Nature Lifestyle Tribune Article 1/14/18

Mother Nature Just when you thought we couldn’t be surprised by any more weather events, Mother Nature proved once again she has the final say on surprises.  Reeling from the hurricanes, earthquakes, droughts, wild fires and flooding of 2017, we welcomed 2018 with a sigh of relief in hopes that[…]

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