Relationship Advice I Wish I Would Have Gotten Much Earlier in Life!

Relationship Advice I Wish I Would Have Gotten Much Earlier in Life!
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Here is my firm belief, according to Genesis in the Holy Bible, God created us in His image because he wanted...
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Hindsight is 20/20

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Ahh...decisions, decisions, decisions, if only I could see into the future! Have you ever made a decision that you might...
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How Much Money is Enough?

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What's the best way to manage finances? Well, the first thing that must be done is to set your financial...
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Things I know about Diabetes now that I wish I knew then....

Things I know about Diabetes now that I wish I knew then....
1. Diabetes is an autoimmune disease. The very root of the wood “disease” means that the body is not at “ease”....
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21 Universal Rewards of Exercise

21 Universal Rewards of Exercise
I am posting the following list, which I recieved from another blog that I subscribe to because I found this to...
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Think outside the organizer Box!

Think outside the organizer Box!
Like items together! I loved these tips for using household items that yoiu might already own and have lying around...
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How do You create good, solid friendships and keep them?

How do You create good, solid friendships and keep them?
What makes a truly good, quality friend? Besides my husband and children there are not many things I value more...
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Attitude weaves itself through all the areas of our lives!

Attitude weaves itself through all the areas of our lives!

Are you an optimist with a positive outlook? Or, are you a negative Nelly? It’s your choice! I see life as...
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Problem Solving Tips for living single handedly!

Problem Solving Tips for living single handedly!
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I realize that I have been inactive on my blog posts over the last few months. Life has thrown a few...
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Organizing tips

Organizing tips
How an organized environment can create a sense of peace and calmness. So often my friends and family members ask...
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The Most Important Things I learned From Being a Stroke Survivor!

The Most Important Things I learned From Being a Stroke Survivor!
First Things First – With Important Disclaimers I’m very excited to tell you about SO MANY things I have found...
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You or someone you love has had a stroke. What now?

You or someone you love has had a stroke. What now?
There are two primary choices in life: to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them.  said Mahatma Gandhi ​ Living with Half a Body I had just turned 45 when in April of 2011 I suffered a massive stroke in which I permanently lost about one third of the right side of my brain, causing left-side "hemip...
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what makes a good parent? Are you even ready?

what makes a good parent? Are you even ready?
Are you ready to be a parent? I was 22 years old and dating my boss, Gary, who was 10 years older than me. We were really very good friends and he was very, very nice to me which I realize now I confused feelings of friendship with feelings of being in love. What do you know at 22? I had never taken the time to think about the qualities that I was ...
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Is there a system or a process used in solving problems?

Is there a system or a process used in solving problems?
Yes! Absolutely! So, where do you begin? As we have discussed in previous posts it mostly begins with your attitude. The first and most important rule when a challenge arises is: DON'T PANIC! This was a very valuable lesson I learned while I was hospitalized for almost 6 months recovering from my stroke. It seemed like every day some new challenge ...
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How do you create and plan a fun event?

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Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined. Henry David Thoreau I've been planning and implementing events since I was in sixth grade. The very first event that I remember creating and planning was our school Halloween party back in 1976. Since it was Halloween I didn't have to make a decision about what th...
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What's the best way to manage finances?

What's the best way to manage finances?
Well, the first thing that must be done is to set your financial goals. And the next thing is to accept the fact that you cannot have champagne tastes on a beer budget. And, as I've discussed in other blog posts it's very important to be honest with yourself, know your priorities and keep them in order. What are you willing to do to have the kind o...
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How do you accept your own mortality and prepare for it?

How do you accept your own mortality and prepare for it?
Mortality for most people is a very difficult subject to talk about. But the question really is not if you will die but when , because we're all going to die at some point. The truth is the sooner you accept that fact the easier it will be to prepare for what is inevitable for all of us. And frankly it's the kindest thing you can do for your loved ...
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How does a person deal with grief?

How does a person deal with grief?
There are so many different types of grief. Loss can come in many forms. Sometimes the loss of the vision we have of ourselves like the person we always imagine ourselves to become or maybe it's the life we always imagined we'd build. A few years ago I saw my oldest sister go through this I came to understand that she saw herself as the matriarch o...
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What are the advantages of being organized?

What are the advantages of being organized?
Thanks to my upbringing, organization has always been a big part of my life. It started with my family life as a young child because in order to have a home with so many children my mother found it absolutely necessary to keep us organized so she embedded those habits into each of us very deeply. I specifically remember having to line up our shoes ...
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Get to know who and why you are the person you have grown into!

Get to know who and why you are the person you have grown into!
​ So much of who I am today began in the  early years of my elementary school days at Holy Trinity Catholic Elementary School. Friends, habits, core beliefs, first loves, and skills that are still ingrained in me today like having beautiful penmanship, writing, learning to  socialize, how to be...
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How Type 1 Diabetes impacted my life.

How Type 1 Diabetes impacted my life.
One of  the most memorable stories of my life is of Halloween 1975 when I was in the 5 th grade at Holy Trinity Elementary School. I was 10 years old when I  became very, very sick for several months prior to that Halloween. Now, understandably in a large family with so many children it is difficult to notice changes in eac...
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What is the real key to being happily married?

What is the real key to being happily married?
​I have been married 3 times and almost married twice more. Yes, that means that twice I lived with a man that I was not legally married to and, yes, it was as my Catholic family refers to it as"living in sin". So, what did I learn from those experiences? I discovered that it is not a piece of paper that makes 2 people marr...
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