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Attorney offers help for military and veterans

I'm sorry I've been absent for a little while as a result of my sabbatical, but this email and offer to help came in and I wanted to make sure I passed it along to my readers. Based on his qualifications, I feel he and his law firm would be a valuable asset to … [Read More...]

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The longest goodbye?

This week I am at a writer's workshop and had all intentions of going all gung-ho on writing my book, but something has me so unsettled that I had to break free from the formality of writing my manuscript in order to tell you about it. It's really weighing … [Read More...]

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Metamorphosis

Have you ever been on the precipice of something big in your life but you just couldn't put your finger on what it was? Like, you knew that your life was going to change (or needed to change) and that it was just beyond your reach and hiding behind a veil that … [Read More...]

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As I build my new-and-improved site, you may find areas with no content inside it yet.  Please pardon this echo in the room while I scuttle around to fill it up with things you will enjoy! Be sure to subscribe to my blog to be the FIRST to know if anything exciting is going on.  […]

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Do you really have what it takes to be happy?

Happiness is an emotion that helps us enjoy life and reach our full potential.  Do you have what it takes to be happy? Many people don’t, so I am about about to share the secret of why… You’ll be surprised to know the solution is based on having (and doing) one simple thing! How do […]

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Essential Oils for Cleaning and Aromatherapy: Ten best uses in your home

In the spirit of this month’s RD edition of “13 Things Your Housecleaner Won’t Tell You” I am sharing more secrets with my blog readers.  You won’t read these tips in Reader’s Digest! I rounded up some of the most popular scents in my essential oil stash, most noted for their aromatic and cleaning benefits, […]

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EDOE Rule #1: You have permission to give up

“Never, never, never give up.” ~Winston Churchill I call bullshit, Sir Churchill. Society has conditioned us to think we would be a failure if we gave up. Let’s look at what the dictionary tells us: Definitions and examples of “give up“ To surrender: The suspects gave themselves up. To devote (oneself) completely: gave herself up […]

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The Tale of the Recipe Box

In 1999 I went on a pilgrimage to Dresden, Ohio to visit the Longaberger basket factory. I was thrilled when I walked away with a full recipe box set, complete with the basket, index cards, recipe cards and the ornamental “recipes” medallion affixed to the front of the setup. I felt grown up for a […]

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TSA expedites screening for wounded warriors

Torrey’s Note:  This program has been in existence for quite some time and has been a lifesaver for us when we travel. However, the services have been expanded to assist in expediting the process. See info below on how to request TSA’s assistance while traveling by air.   TSA to Provide Additional Expedited Screening Benefits […]

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Narrowing my focus in 2014: {The Year of Comfort and Care}

After much internal reflection and soul searching in the last few months, I am ready to share my theme for the year here — and let you follow along if you would like. I may not have all the answers, but in the course of finding my own, perhaps you can find answers of your […]

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Dr. Phil changes name of show but offers no apology

I really try to be optimistic, find the bright side of things, but I am having a really difficult time accepting this blog entry published today by Dr. Phil. If you didn’t know, last week he aired an episode titled “From Heroes to Monsters?” and all hell broke loose in the military community. Just the […]

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