Are You Equipping Your Teen to Survive?

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Turn on the news and most likely the stories you hear will include school shootings, bullying, sexting, car accidents, burglaries, and/or other types of acts being committed by teenagers. What has our world come to? Are you sending your kids to school with backpacks and tablet covers that are bulletproof? Is your teen having to carry a clear backpack, exposing … Read More

New Book Coming Soon!

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Teens Dodging “Bullets” I have a new book coming out soon and I hope you will support my efforts in getting the word out. I will be posting more information over the next couple of weeks and hope you will share. Dodging “bullets” used to mean he/she got a “D” instead of a “F.” Or, a teen who thought she … Read More

10 Homeowner Improvement Tips

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Sharing from the AmeriSpecSWFL Team: Congratulations homeowner! You’ve found a home, signed the papers and are either getting ready to move in or have already started to enjoy your new home. But what about home improvements? Here are some easy tips to help you stay on top of those new tasks. Top 10 Home Improvement Tips every homeowners need to … Read More

Young Adults and Financial Independence

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Is your young adult taking too long to become financially independent? Did you know one-third of adults between the ages of 18-34 live with their parents? Children are relying on their parents for far longer than did previous generations. At their age, many of us couldn’t wait to get out of our parents homes and be independent. Of course you … Read More

Do You Have a Dream? A Vision?

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Do you have a dream? Do you have a vision of what your life should look like? Is your dream still alive, or are you stuck in the day-to-day, “just surviving” mode? There are two major elements that make your vision effective: core values and core purpose. Core values refer to the essential and established building principles that you live … Read More

2018 – Talk To Your Kids, Communication is Key

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Communication is Key It’s a new year and a new beginning for you and your children. This year, make a commitment to talk to your children more. Communication is key with children. Try the tips below for a healthier relationship with your children: Be available. Start conversations by sharing instead of asking a question. Find time each week for a … Read More

5 Ways to Save During the Holidays

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During the holiday season we all tend to overspend. Here are some tried and true ways to save during the holiday season: Gift-giving budget. The holidays are still a few months away, but now is the perfect time to think about adjusting your gift-giving budget. If you have a large family and gift giving is part of your holiday tradition, … Read More

Confidence is Everything

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Confidence is Everything “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” Eleanor Roosevelt Confidence Can Paralyze Your Life Lack of confidence can paralyze your life. It can prevent you from doing great things just because you don’t believe in yourself and can turn you into your own enemy. Lack of confidence doesn’t only have a devastating effect on … Read More

Be Food-Safe on the 4th of July

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Fireworks aren’t the only cause for concern on the 4th of July Protect your family from food poisoning by taking these four simple steps: Wash your hands and food-preparation surfaces often. Germs can survive in many places around your kitchen, including your hands, utensils and cutting boards. Rinse fresh fruit and vegetables under running water. Don’t cross-contaminate. Even after you’ve … Read More

What is Your Body Language Saying?

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With technology so prevalent today, there are not many face-to-face conversations. We may not be saying much, but out body language sure is. Body language is the meaning behind the words or the “unspoken” language. Surprisingly, studies show that only up to an estimated 10 percent of our communication is verbal. The majority of the rest of communication is unspoken. … Read More