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active listening, communication, connection, people

Active Listening Strategies to Help You Really Connect with Other People

     Hello friends!  Do you know someone that is a really good listener? They are getting to be a rare breed these days. I find it a bit ironic that we have so many different ways to communicate now, with social media, smartphones, email, regular phone calls, and face to face interactions, but sometimes …

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Rock Bottom, Going through Hard Times

How to Use Rock Bottom to Build a Strong Foundation

  Hello, Friends! I know that a lot of people have been sick around here or going through some hard times.  You know, our lives go through cycles of bad times and good times. It’s almost like the seasons of the year.  Just like the season, remember that spring always comes after winter.  If you …

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Loving Eeyore, Positive love, Negative People

How to Positively Love Negative People

  Hello friends! We hear all the time to eliminate negativity in our lives. I think that is good advice in general. However, there are some negative people in our lives that we can’t cut out entirely.   What is the best way to deal with these people?  Do we try to change them? Do we …

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Pinterest Fail, Mom Win, Quality Time More Important

Turning Pinterest Fails into Mom Wins

    Have you been on Pinterest lately? There are all kinds of really cute projects, activities, and ideas to do with the kids.  I love looking and pinning things! When I try them, though, things do not always (ok, almost never) look as “Pinterest Perfect” as the image I pinned. I have had quite …

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The Effects of a Random Act of Kindness

Hello friends! I want to share something with you today that really touched me.  I have seen more than one article about doing random acts of kindness.  Just as important as doing them, I think, is knowing the effects of a random act of kindness. I am usually the one that blogs about and tries …

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Soar to Success With These 6 Amazing New Years’ Resolution Tips

  Hello Friends! I hope that you all had an amazing Christmas!  I hope that you helped someone out along the way and that you spread some love, even if it was something little like donating a dollar to toys for tots, or throwing some change in the Salvation Army bucket while you were out. …

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Positive Self-talk, motivation, inspiration

Self Talk: The Amazing Secret Hack to Unlocking a Better and Happier You!

This Post Contains Affiliate Links. If you make a purchase, I do receive a commission, at no extra cost to you. Thank you for your support! For details please see my disclosures. How Happy Are You With Your Current Life? Hello Friends! How is your self-talk these days? Are you being nice to yourself?  Do …

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Ways I Can Be Kind – Written by a 10-Year Old Boy

While shuffling through my son’s take-home folder from school today, I saw a piece of notebook paper, which was nothing unusual. When I saw what was written on it, I stopped.  I pulled it out and looked at it; really looked at it, not just the obligatory glance.  Then I read it all the way …

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How a Positive Attitude Changed my Classroom and Can Change Yours Too!

While I was teaching, there were tons of motivational posters that hung around my room, but one of my favorite ones read “Bad attitudes are like flat tires; you can’t go anywhere until you change them.”   I liked it so much because it hit pretty close to home with me.   It is SO incredibly easy …

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