Knowledge, is it a good thing?

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Recently I was thinking about all that I’ve learned since starting this website nearly 5 years ago. When I think about the fact that the only thing I knew how to do on a computer when I started was how to send an email, it makes me wonder about my sanity at the time. What was I thinking? I mean how in the world did I think I’d be able to run a computer-based business? I had NONE of the skills needed to make it work. All I had was desire, drive and determination.   Just because I … [Read more...]

Press On

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The landscape of our life is full of mountains and valleys. We mature with every step we take along our journey and become wiser and stronger for it. We’re constantly improving and growing. When we stop doing that, our purpose here is complete.   When facing the valleys of life, it can be very seductive to just settle in and have a pity party. Many times people cave into the temptation and stay in that frame of mind for a while. They lie down and cry and keep crying until they’ve … [Read more...]

It’s Time!

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Wow! I know we’re all asking ourselves where did the summer go? Everyone is scrambling to get their kids ready to head back to school for another year of growing and learning. Tax-free weekend means it’s time to start grabbing up the last bit of what is needed to go back into the classroom. You’ll inevitably fight crowds in parking lots and malls all over town trying to get everything crossed off of your list. It’s only the beginning of another crazy school year. Many of you are just … [Read more...]

Top Ten August 2014

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Freddy Goerges, founder of Houston Young Professionals. If you're into networking, this is a person you need to know. Plus he's a great guy!           You may have to travel a bit to check out this Top Ten item but it'll be worth it. I've been scuba diving with Deep Blue Cozumel for many years. They're the best!           I love this nail polish; Fiji by Essie! It's a soft opaque pink. Looks great on so … [Read more...]

Throw Back Thursday

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  Anyone on Facebook has seen all of the funny and crazy #TBT (Throw Back Thursday) photos that are posted. I recently joined the fun by posting a photo of myself that was from about 20 years ago. I had super big Texas hair. Many people got a kick out of the photo and commented on all the hair. The interesting thing is that I also got many comments on how I looked in that photo. Some said that my skin looks better now, 20 years later! And no, I haven’t had a brow or lid lift or any … [Read more...]

You like me, you really like me!

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“Criticism is something you can easily avoid by saying nothing, doing nothing, being nothing.” ~ Aristotle   When we are children, we crave the approval of our parents. If we do something wrong, we are met with unpleasant consequences and disapproval. We strive to do better. This is how our conscience is formed. We learn morals and grow up to understand societal expectations for our behaviour. We care what people think of us. However, it’s not always in our best interest to … [Read more...]

What do you do for FUN?

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    To this day my kids still talk about “the place where mom went down the water slides with us!” I remember as my husband walked off with the kids to go swim, I sat there enjoying the peace and quiet.   Sitting there looking pretty, I didn’t dare move cause others may see my imperfections.  As I people watched, I couldn’t help but notice a trend…all the women were sitting around covered up and looking pretty and all the dads were smiling, wet and having FUN!!! I … [Read more...]

Bonuses & Birthdays

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Everyone has been so kind with messages for my birthday.  My "bonus birthday" as a cancer sister called it.  A term I have heard women use when they lived beyond the time frame thought possible due to their situation.   That wording might be a somber thought to some, but to me it is one that brings a sense of deep gratitude. It was in May, just about the date of my birthday in 2007 when I woke up and realized one breast was different. Everything about my life was changed from that … [Read more...]

What’s your message?

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  I recently had an experience that got me thinking about what messages we unconsciously send to other people. I had received a voicemail letting me know that an order I had placed was ready for pick up. When I arrived, I went to the desk, gave my name and said that I was there to pick up my order. The guy behind the counter grinned at me really big and told me that he was the one that had called and left a message for me. Then he went on to tell me that I had the friendliest outgoing … [Read more...]

Beware of friends bearing gifts!

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        Gift Noun 1.    a thing  given willingly to someone without payment; a present   Prize Noun 1.    a thing given as a reward to the winner of a competition or race in recognition of another outstanding achievement. Adjective 1.    (esp. of something entered in a competition) having been or likely to be awarded a prize.   Ahemmm; pardon me while I step up on my soapbox for a minute......   Lately … [Read more...]