Archive | March 2016

Continue to Learn

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The process of learning can be exciting, and challenging at the same time. It is usually more comfortable to stay with what is known to us, and not risk the feelings of discomfort that accompany any new undertaking.

However, as we know from past educational experiences, the newness eventually wears off while the gifts that come from expanding ourselves are a great long lasting result of our efforts.

That being said, through a series of recent conversations, I decided to expand my world, and venture into the world of Facebook which for many has been a regular part of their communication systems for years.

I look forward to visiting these additional communities while keeping with WordPress as well.

Hope to see you on both!

What new things are you learning?

Win a $25.00 Gift Card

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In celebration of the upcoming 4 year anniversary of my book launch, I am having a springtime giveaway.

One winner will receive a $25.00 gift card to Bonefish Grill restaurant.

This is my thank you for purchasing, The Right Relationship Starts with You, and for all the lovely comments I’ve received on this blog regarding it.

Unfortunately, there are many outside this space, that haven’t seen your wonderful reviews, but need help deciding if this is the book for them.

Therefore, for those who share a review about my book on between March 16 and March 31, 2016, you will be entered into a drawing for the gift card mentioned above.

Rules of the drawing:

  1. Post a review of my book on between March 16 and March 31, 2016.
  2. Let me know at when your review is posted.
  3. Once notified and confirmed, your name will be entered into the drawing.
  4. One winner will be drawn and announced on April 1, 2016.

Good luck and thanks!



Connect Face to Face

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Recently, we attended a family wedding across the country, and it was absolutely wonderful to reconnect with those we hadn’t seen in a very long time. A few members of the family have had health issues in recent months, so making the commitment to attend the wedding was even more crucial. In times like that, we start to realize how much certain individuals mean to our life.

In our busy world, it is often difficult to connect face to face with all our loved ones, especially if they don’t live in the same part of the country as we do. Sure, we have social media channels, our phones and other technological gadgets; however, nothing really replaces the face to face experience of spending time in person.

Often times, misunderstandings and hurt feelings can arise when it’s been awhile since face to face visiting has occurred. Emails, phone calls and texting are wonderful forms of interim communication but not a replacement for the regular addition of personal contact.

We have committed to making regular visits with loved ones across the miles, as a result of the great experience we encountered this past week.

No doubt it can be expensive to travel on a frequent basis but sharing the expenses by taking turns visiting each other’s homes or meeting halfway between respective geographical locations can make a huge difference.

Additionally, moving closer together can make those connections even more of a regular situation if jobs and other livelihood concerns can be met.

Certainly, for some of us, familial relationships are fractured and the desire to reconnect is not of interest or in our best interest to do so, due to abuses and the like, which is to be respected.

However, when those conditions are not the case, it is always a good reminder that time flies by quickly, and to not allow physical distance to keep us from visiting those we love whenever possible.

How do you make connecting a regular experience?