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Pursuit of Happiness – It\’s Easier Than You Think

July 26th, 2007

Most people are looking for happiness and long for that true feeling of success, peace and serenity. It\’s what we all strive for in our “fast-paced, get-stuff-done” type of lifestyle. Being happy is a choice you face every day of your life. And while we all know that happiness can help with stress, did you also know that it can be a decisive factor in your success, your rise to the top. The pursuit of happiness begins with learning to slow down and have fun. Taking just ten minutes a day can make a huge difference in your life. Not taking that 10 minutes a day to recharge your batteries... Read More

The Sky is Falling!

July 12th, 2007

I have this friend who I call “Chicken Little.” She\’s always forecasting doom and gloom and that\’s not all. Chicken knows every “Old Wives Tale” ever told and follows her horoscope as if it were her life\’s blueprint. I\’ve suggested they rename Horoscopes to “Hormonal-scopes” for us boomer-age women because Menopause and wacky hormones determine what we allow to transpire in our daily lives, horoscope or not! “DON\’T TOUCH ME!” “GET OUT OF MY KITCHEN” “NO, I DON\’T WANT YOUR MOTHER COMING... Read More

The Penny Story

July 11th, 2007

…by Julie Clark Robinson I remember one summer not too long ago when I felt that I had lost custody of the back of my minivan for the summer. Instead of having room for groceries, I had four arm floaties, three towels, two pairs of water shoes, a killer shark boogie board and a big plastic tote bag. In the big bag I had two paint brushes, two buckets, three water balls, two pairs of goggles, a dolly, a squirty bottle of sunscreen, two boats, a torpedo, a whale squirt gun and a little plastic bag. The little bag held my car keys, some cash, my cell phone and some loose change – including,... Read More

Mind Over Muscle

July 11th, 2007

…by Mary Pearsall There has been a lot of “buzz” in the exercise world in the last few years about the mind body connection in workout routines. It can seem a bit mysterious, complex or even downright quacky to some. Not to worry, it is really very straightforward. “Mind – body” very simply means that your mind and body are working together, thinking about and doing the same thing at the same time. Yes, it\’s true – in the world of the multi-tasking superwoman it may seem foreign to focus on one thing at a time. However, whether you are strength... Read More

The Power of Thinking Small

July 11th, 2007

…by Prill Boyle Most of us think of world hunger and toss our hands up in the air, just as most of us give up on our dreams before taking a single step toward them. Not Muhammad Yunus, founder of the Grameen Bank. Yunus, who aspires to eliminate world poverty and has done more to achieve that goal than almost any philanthropist alive today, won the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize last October. How is he going about achieving his dream? The same way most other successful gravity defiers do: by taking one small step after another. Specifically, Yunus gives micro-loans, most of them less than $150,... Read More

The Power of Aromatherapy on Menopause

July 11th, 2007

Aromatherapy is typically associated with complementary and alternative medicine. It uses essential oils and other scented compounds from plants for the purpose of affecting a person\’s mood or health. Aromatherapy can be used to heal symptoms of physical, psychological and emotional discomfort when women move into the perimenopause and menopause years. This phase of life can represent more than half of their adult life if she lives to be 80 years old. So, we need all the menopause relief we can get! Menopause is typically defined as the time when a woman\’s menstrual cycle stops... Read More

Grandeur at The Biltmore

July 11th, 2007

What do I have in common with former President and First Lady Clinton…or Martha Stewart (and Rob Stewart for that matter)…or Oprah Winfrey? Unfortunately, not as much as I\’d like, but at least I too was able to enjoy the stately elegance and grandeur of The Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables, Florida. World leaders, television and movie stars, and music legends have all been guests of this beautiful retreat-and now, so have I! Built at the height of Florida\’s land boom in the 1920s, the Biltmore was the dream of Coral Gables developer George Merrick and Biltmore... Read More

Men Are Human Too

July 11th, 2007

To hear many relationship “experts” tell it, men are still stuck in primitive, caveman mentality. These experts admonish women to be passive and play hard to get. Why? Because, in order for a woman to interest them, they claim that men need to be on the hunt. If men aren\’t made to feel the need to pursue and capture they won\’t feel sufficiently masculine and driven to conquer and protect the woman who excites these primitive urges. But these experts never say how true love and real romance are created and kept alive once the marriage vows have been taken. What does a... Read More

A New Path

July 11th, 2007

Dear friends, although I was very eager to write to you about the salvation we share, I felt I had to write and urge you to contend for the faith that was once for all entrusted to the saints. – Jude 1:3 NIV A guest minister at our church told us how, when he chose his former profession, he knew he\’d made the right choice. Wrong. God had other plans. This man had a congenital birth defect. The Lord not only healed him, but also called him to preach. He said God set him on ‘a new path I didn\’t know was there.\’ When he made that statement, it reminded me of one of... Read More

BUT, IT WILL TAKE TOO LONG

July 11th, 2007

Sitting in a waiting area above the tradeshow floor, I watched the forklift drivers deliver crates and boxes to small groups who were waiting to transform their rented cement floors into inviting marketing endeavors for the next day\’s expo opening, hosting seven thousand conference attendees. A microcosm of differing work styles, I found it fascinating to watch. In one area, a half-dozen people were standing around, leaning against the crates and talking, as one young woman went about unpacking the boxes and organizing the materials. Ah yes, I recognized those don\’t-exert-too-much-... Read More