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Gratitude… The Attitude of the Season

Inspirational Quote Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough. Oprah Winfrey Happy Thanksgiving!!! Today, in America, we celebrate a day of gratitude. In reflection, we give thanks for what is, so that we may begin the task …

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Monday Morning Meditations: Love… A Family Value in Action

Monday Morning Meditation Today… I affirm to give thanks to those most important. Family is a value of Love in Action Dr. Thomas Maples Family Values and Food for Thought… Hello everyone. Hope all had a well rested and relaxing weekend. Thank you for stopping by to take part in this Monday Morning Meditation. This …

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Happy Wife, Happy Life… Happy Spouse, Happy House

Inspirational Quote Don’t be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth. Rumi A Depth Psychology Perspective How often do you look at the lives of others and yearn to have what you see? Our obsession with social media and its counterpart, traditional media sources, create mirrors by which many …

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Practical Parenting: Taking Care of the Soul

Practical Parenting: The Psychology Perspective Yesterday, I treated myself to a monthly massage. After the therapeutic hour was over, my body felt light, rejuvenated, and my mind was drunk with endorphins spreading the healing effects of relaxation through my bloodstream. I am hooked. Before, I would always compartmentalizations body as being separate from mind or …

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Summer Fun with the Boys. It Does Not Need to Break the Bank – Just Show Up

Summer Fun does not need to be expensive. Dr. Tom shows an example of great fun in the backyard that won’t break the bank.

Today I Give Thanks For____!

Today, I am grateful for the Bountiful Gifts that were Planted, Nurtured, Grew, Harvested, and have Now Found their Way to Our Family Home to Help Us Celebrate this Joyous Day of Thanks-Giving. Thank You all for The Wonderful Year, This, My 100th Article, the Sorrows and Joys that Graced Our Art of Blogging, and …

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Practical Parenting: Why Do We Yell at our Children Anyways?

Ah, Monday! Time to get up and herd the children to get ready for school. Yay, Friday!!! Time to herd the children to school, get to work, and then enjoy the fruits of my labor through the week. No matter what day of the week it is, there always seems to be a battle over …

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Practical Parenting: Children, Animals, & Initial Lessons in Responsibility

Then God said: Let us make[a] human beings in our image, after our likeness. Let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, the birds of the air, the tame animals, all the wild animals, and all the creatures that crawl on the earth. (Genesis 1:26) Our family recently bought a new puppy. My …

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Practical Parenting: Oh No – The Sky is Falling!!!

How are we to stay positive for our children in such of a barrage of negative messages we are subjected to daily? Today I watched my children staring at their personal devices. One was watching Stampy play his some-odd hundredth episode of Let’s Play Minecraft and the other was also watching Stampy play Splatoon Two. …

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