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Depression Does Not Define You

Depression Does Not Define You It's 4:52 AM on Tuesday morning. I'm sitting at my kitchen table. The house is quiet except for the occasional stirrings of one of the cats. I hear a frog's rhythmic burb somewhere distantly, far outside. I'm staring at this blinking...

Are Depression and Anxiety Part of Your Life?

Are Depression and Anxiety Part of Your Life? As much as I would love to present our family as picture-perfect, it's not like that for us. A few nights ago was a rare blood moon eclipse happening at 8:45 PM.  We decided to walk down to the neighborhood park to watch...

5 Steps to Calm Anxious Kids

5 Steps to Calm Anxious Kids I'm opening my heart a bit here and sharing in a way that's not easy. Several of my children have dealt with anxiety, stress and depression. We have dealt with, and are still dealing with, these emotional issues all the way from relatively...

Fitness

Carts, Coupons, Cacophony

Carts, Coupons, Cacophony

Carts, Coupons, Cacophony by Jeff Marshall   I am generally not a grocery shopping fan, although if I have to shop for something, I’d prefer it to be food as opposed to siding for the house or bizarre liquid household cleaners. Food is getting so gosh durned...

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Do Your Leadership Quirks Help or Harm You?

Do Your Leadership Quirks Help or Harm You?

What type of leader are you? Do you know your own quirks, desires, strengths and flaws? Do you share these upfront with those around you? What do you think would happen if you did? We all have leadership quirks, idiosyncrasies, and stuff that just drives us nuts....

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I Offer What I Have

I Offer What I Have

I sang for a funeral recently.  I’m not the best singer you'll hear.  I don’t say this to garner compliments or with false modesty.  I’m decent enough but I know there are others who can do it much better. My voice is somewhat rusty.  I had much more practice in my...

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