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Divided We Fall

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"Then join hand in hand, brave Americans all! By uniting we stand, by dividing we fall!"  -  Founding Father John Dickinson in his pre-Revolutionary War song "The Liberty Song", first published in the Boston Gazette in July 1768. I have…

Sober and Happy Holidays!

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   The Holidays can be a challenging time for millions of people recovering from alcohol and drug addictions. People, places and things around holiday festivities can be triggers for relapse.  Here are some tips you may consider that may…

Accountability

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Today I learned about a 56 year old man who was killed riding his motorcycle.  He was killed by a 22 year old boy who tried to make a left turn.  Unfortunately, that left turn was made right into this motorcyclist as he was just driving along. This…

The Big Picture

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Something hit me while I was in the kitchen this morning.  I saw the sun coming up through the trees.  I’ve seen this similar occurrence over these past 24 years living in our home.  But, this time it was different.  A little voice inside…

The Grass is Always Greener on the Other Side

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This has been a topic of discussion that some of us at the Time to Play Foundation have been thinking and talking a lot about this over the past week. This proverb has been around and passed down from generation to generation.  I talk about…

What is YOUR Impact on Others?

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Ask yourself:  When you talk to other people… people you may work with, people in your family -- your spouse, your siblings, your kids… do you encourage or discourage?  Do you propel a person to greatness or do you say something that can…

Not listening Clogged My Chakra

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In my book, If I Knew then What I Know Now, I wrote how there is so much wisdom in the past experiences of others and how people who have come before us left information behind for us to use in our lives.  I have also come to the realization…

Lessons of Time and Choice

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At this point in my life I truly realize that every day is a learning opportunity.  Sometimes I wish the lessons didn’t take so long to get here. Yesterday I went to the wake of a dear friend’s mom.  We hadn’t physically seen each other…

Visiting Unspoiled Lands Takes Time: Cruise to Galapagos and Antarctica

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Maybe you’ve done the “grand tour” or Europe, cruised the coast of Alaska, and soaked up the sun on beaches from the Caribbean to Hawaii.  Now what? For a few discerning travelers, nothing beats the allure and mystery of the untouched…