(Step) Father’s Day is Coming

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Throughout the media, stepfathers have been portrayed as abusive and non-caring. Stepfathers often complain people assume this stereotype and automatically view the relationship as a disaster waiting to happen.   To avoid the stereotype, here are some suggestions: 1. Keep your expectations in check. Unrealistic expectations will only feed your frustration. Instead, keep your focus on patience and open communication. 2. … Read More

Great Idea to Share!

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We moved recently to a new home and while searching the internet for decor ideas I found this and wanted to share. When decorating a wall, trace all pictures and/or decor onto tissue paper. Tape the tissue paper to the wall in the exact positions you want your pictures/decor. This way you can rearrange if needed and avoid multiple nail … Read More

Talk to Your Teenager

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As a young person, those nights leading up to turning thirteen and becoming a teenager can be exhausting. For years, he was a kid, your child. Your new teen now wants to know if he is supposed to automatically look or feel different, and your teen will wonder if he will enter the cool set of teens in the neighborhood—the … Read More

15 Minutes to Fulfillment!

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We all know exercise is important but with our busy schedules we all have made the excuse of “I don’t have time to workout.” I want to give you a few simple steps to help you to not only exercise, but help you to find success at the same time. Get up each day and physically move, going outside your … Read More

How’s Your Resume?

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Recruiters spend an average of four to six minutes on a resume. For many it only takes six seconds to check for key words that would indicate if a potential candidate will be scheduled for an interview. A good resume includes (or excludes) the following: No crazy fonts, colors, pictures, anything that’s going to distract them from the content It’s … Read More

Where’s Your Focus?

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Are the events in your life controlling you, or are you controlling them?  Did you know the amount of stress you feel is directly related to how in control you feel about your life? Why do we allow things to take control of us? Why do we choose to focus on things we can’t control – past or present? Everyone … Read More

Feeling Stuck or Uncertain?

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With the state of the economy, the world, and life in general, it’s a wonder everyone doesn’t feel stuck or uncertain about their future. The feelings of being overwhelmed or out of control seem to be the “norm.”   Did you know in order to make consistent progress you need to allow yourself to feel fear and uncertainty? Although that … Read More

Emergency Kit – Be Prepared

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In the event of a disaster, whether tornado, snow storm, hurricane or other disaster, you will need to have an emergency kit. You also need to designate an out of town contact for all family members to call to check in afterwards to make sure everyone is accounted for.   Have this ready to go at all times. Reevaluate every … Read More

Fiscally Ready for New Year?

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I found this short article from Suze Orman and wanted to share: No-Sweat Fiscal Fitness Checklist Make just one small change each month, and by this time next year you’ll be in the best financial shape of your life. January: If your employer matches employee contributions to a 401(K), sign up now. Make sure you set aside enough to qualify … Read More

Happy New Year – Resolutions, No!

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All of the headlines during the first week of a new year state something about a “new year – new you.” Although I’m guilty of using that term in the past, depending on the situation, it may denote to some that there’s something wrong with you and it needs to be fixed. We all make resolutions to start a new … Read More