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Divide and conquer

 Divide and Conquer

Divide and conquer strategy What does divide and conquer mean? For the longest time, I fought systems, but now we live by systems. Systems create freedom.  It takes a lot of energy mental energy to recreate systems every month on what or how “it” should happen. Whatever that may be. All around us are ways […]

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Everyday is a Miracle

Everyday is a Miracle

Everyday is a Miracle Not every day is perfect but every day is a miracle Every day is a Miracle! Dexter was included in an amazing rare disease project in Omaha. As part of this, I was asked to write a description/recap of the history story and his diagnosis. How do I put the last […]

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Your Children are Listening

Comparison is the Thief of Joy

Comparison is a Thief  I believe that comparison is a thief of joy. ‘Don’t you want to know how your child compares to other kids?’ Me: No. I really don’t care. Ask me an honest question and get an honest answer. Other children are NOT my child. Period. End of sentence. Why do we need […]

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2 Here are the top 5 things we keep in mind to stay in a healthy relationship:

What do I say to friends and family?

What do I say to friends and family? The awkwardness of the parent’s thinking: “How are they going to respond, what am I going to say back, etc.” Kind deeds go a long way with someone going through a rough time. Has a friend or family member just received a diagnosis for them or their […]

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2 Here are the top 5 things we keep in mind to stay in a healthy relationship:

Day of Courage: I secretly stopped criticizing

It Takes Courage to Share My Day of Courage #DayOfCourage Day of Courage: I secretly stopped criticizing On August 28th, I participated in the 1st ever Day of Courage where participants from all around the world did something courageous, anything that took them out of their comfort zone or away from their norm. We face […]

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Feeling Frustrated, Focus On The Blessings

Frustrated? Focus On The Blessings

 Frustrated? Focus On The Blessings. It’s Human Nature To Feel Frustrated I’m sure you’ll relate to how frustrated I was today… The dreaded phone call to the insurance company. Only to be passed around to the “appropriate person” who knows exactly what to do. I spend a lot of time on the phone with offices, […]

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your glass is refillable

Your Glass: Is It Half Full or Half Empty?

Is your glass half empty or half full? Is your glass half empty or half full? This is a debate that makes me chuckle. We’re here trying to classify ourselves and each other as optimists or pessimists and is one better than the other? Really? Someone I would know would, and they’re really missing the […]

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Women Rising Book | Author Wendy Andersen

It Takes Courage: Saying Yes To Your Inner Voice

Listening To Your Inner Voice Sometimes that little voice inside your head just keeps talking! Yes, I know that sounds a little bizarre but you know what I’m talking about…that gut feeling that tells you to do something, and that thought that keeps coming back time after time…yes, that little voice that just keeps talking […]

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