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On Being Grateful for 30 Days

One of the best ways to keep a happy balance in life is to take the time to reflect on the things we are grateful for. During this wonderful month, it’s important to practice giving thanks as often as possible. Rather than stress over trying to think of things we are grateful for, read through […]

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25 Awesome Ideas for Your Quick Nature Getaways

Finding opportunities to enjoy nature brings great balance to life. With a beautiful world out there, everyone could benefit from periodic nature getaways. There are many different options. Here are 25 Awesome Ideas for Your Quick Nature Getaway: 1. Hike: This is the classic way to get outdoors and to really appreciate the world around […]

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Is this the culprit?

Photo by: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/gazeronly/7638883290/" target="_blank">torbakhopper</a>

Overcoming Obstacles

In a lesson on how to overcome obstacles, I have a theory: The entire universe does not want my car to be clean. It’s true. It’s so very true. Leroy the cat from across the street proved my theory. Months ago, my dirty car remained untouched by Leroy’s sneaky paws for a whole month. A […]

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Goals and Paths: A Lesson from Mr. Slow Bird

 Every time I drive through my little suburban neighborhood, I see 10-inch splats of gray feathers, flattened to the road. Sad to say, we’ve got the slowest birds in the world. Just a few days ago, I drove down the little asphalt street, maneuvering through the corridor of parked cars and well-kept yards. I wondered […]

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Overcoming Obstacles...Is this a friend of Howard the Dog?

Photo by: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/jonhurd/4101549418/" target="_blank">Jon Hurd</a>

Overcoming Obstacles: Howard the Dog

In light of my rather quirky mood, I just have to say–Howard the dog has a cone head. Yup, you heard me. Howard the dog has a cone head. My husband and I always laugh when we see a dog wearing one of those funnels from the vet. You know…the white plastic funnels that looks […]

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