How Grateful are YOU?

How Grateful are YOU?

Gratitude and getting along with family are foremost in my plans this week. Family and Thanksgiving, because that is what is on everyone’s mind these days. So many perspectives about the present crisis. People who are afraid seem to outnumber those who are not....
Stop the Madness!

Stop the Madness!

Many years ago, I went to Potomac School in McLean Virginia. It was and is a fine private school. I left after 2nd grade and later I sent my three young children there. We soon moved out to The Plains VA and left the DC area. My interactions with Potomac have been...
Reinventing You!

Reinventing You!

It is simply never too late. Don’t let anyone, including that little voice in your head, tell you that you have missed your chance. What makes your heart beat faster? Seriously, think about this. Your body may be less flexible, but your mind is wiser. Your hair...

Is Society Unfair?

A friend of mine recently said that society was not fair and asked me if I felt that kids from inner cities had as good a chance as those from families who sent their children to private schools. My answer to him follows. You say that society has been unfair?...

Hypocrisy

Good words. Sadly this country seems to have lost it’s mind. We are prisoners of our own ridiculous new rules. People seem to have forgotten common sense completely. Herd mentality and venal accusations against anyone on the other side of an argument fills the...

What Really Died at Auschwitz?

The bulk of what you will read here today is from an email that was sent to me recently. The actual article was written by Sebastian Vilar Rodrigez in 2011, but it is even more relevant today. Printing this is meant to be controversial, but not intended to be...

Thoughts on pro-Obama video

I think this is a good example of how Obama tries to divide the nation according to “we and they” . He is cherry picking results and leaving out any culpability on the part of Democrats. (or the Whitehouse) Here is the video to watch for yourself: In this...

June is Busting Out All Over

In June there is hope and joy and abundance all around us. The green grass, leafed out trees, flowers blooming and the birds and bees flying and buzzing around with renewed energy. Yet the country is caught in the grip of a stagnant growth cycle and not much is...

Passwords and Such

One of my major websites was hacked. Do you know how much trouble that can cause? So just in case you have not changed your password lately, or have not updated WordPress, continue reading to become inspired to do so. In some ways it is like having your house robbed...

Frustrating yet heartening

I have spent literally hours and hours on the phone with a lending organization this week. If I had had any idea what a lot of time would be wasted I might have invested in earphones. When shopping for a mortgage lender to help buy a building you don’t think in...

Mothers and Daughters

I recently found myself in a discussion with several women about how to treat our grown daughters. One of the women complained that her daughter was manipulative.? This made me pause to think about how I felt about this.? That seems to me to be a word that many people...

Misleading headlines

The Daily Progress, the newspaper for Charlottesville VA, ?shows a front page headline that reads “Flu covers all of Va.” ?Something about that seemed strange to me, because I have heard no one complaining about the flu. ?On reading the article it became...

Thoughts on Judge Scalia’s views on women

I know he is not popular, but technically he is correct. The Constitution does not specifically state that women have rightsi It is just that it no longer makes a difference. The Constitution does not say that slaves are free either. Yet the idea of slavery is absurd...

an unusual Christmas post

The people I coach often have trouble ?with the idea of stepping away from what their friends or family think they should do. Often the issue is one of holding a different world view, but sometimes it is just doing a different job, being married or divorced, moving to...

A Passionate Response

I was told about an article on CNN http://www.cnn.com/2010/HEALTH/12/16/ep.vbac.birth.at.home/index.html about a woman who refused to have a 4th C-section demanded by her doctor. ?Instead she decided to have her baby at home. ?She did so successfulyAnswer to a CNN...

Enough is Enough!

Something needs to be said about the TSA. This whole body scan thing has gone completely out of control. For years now I have been removing my shoes, taking out my laptop, removing my jewelry and metal headband, I take off my jacket and meekly go through being scanned...

Save Your Uterus

http://www.hersfoundation.com/anatomy/index.html I hope every woman will watch this wonderful video. It may save your uterus and or ovaries.? We need our organs.? Do not let a physician tell you that you do not need them. I spent years and years looking for a doctor...

Fear of Failure

Are you scared to death about your finances? Have you wondered if you can hang on until things get better? Rejoice! It is going to be OK. Negative thinking can upset your chances of overcoming fear and financial woes. So much of success depends on your belief in a...

unneeded x-rays… Don’t have them!

I just read a post at http://tinyurl.com/2c2w2z6 by Jennifer Margulis about standing up to a new dentist and refusing to have her child’s teeth x-rayed. I support her decision 100%. It is terrible that the people we trust: doctors dentists and even nurses...

sacred or profane?

I recently read a wonderful aritlce describing how everything is sacred. There is no profane in nature. This struck such a chord in me that I wanted to share it immediately. As I write this rain is pooring. I hear the background noise and it is welcome. We have had...

attitude is everything

Sometimes we are our own worst enemies. ?When something is distasteful to us we can blow it out of all proportion. ?Whether it is the passage of a health bill that does not say anything about health or a family squabble, the truth is life will go on. ?We will find...

What is truth?

What is honesty? What is truth? Are we supposed to stay silent when we see wrongs worsening and people ignoring all of them while they sit and watch TV? It frightens me that Americans (that is an old fashioned word, I guess) are so caught up in their comforts or lack...

Define yourself

My friend Kathryn wrote to me to say, “I just read a great quote which, of course!, I had to share with you: ?Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one’s definition of your life, but define yourself.?~~Harvey S....

Is there really a flu pandemic?

Please do your research before you begin to panic over the misinformation being put out abut the Swine Flu. There are so many sites that tell the truth. I am not sure why the press is trying so hard to frighten us.? But they are.? So don’t buy it, check it out...

embracing “old age”

Someone asked me recently when they saw me with a new haircut, if I was “accepting” old age.? That seemed a strange comment at the time.? I knew I looked vibrant and alive and happy.? The shorter hair cut was extremely flattering and chic. So I was puzzled...

Education in self worth is eroding

I was talking with a woman lately about young people today and she said that they are all so dependent on their cell phones that they no longer seem able to figure anything out on their own. If they have someone to meet at the airport for instance they simply call on...
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