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    Who Are You Surrounded By…It Matters!

    “Natural talent helps, but you have to have the drive and people around you who encourage you.” ~unknown Have you ever wondered if it really matters who you spend your time with or who you choose to be surrounded by on a daily basis? There is a saying that you may have heard which states that your income will be valued right in the middle of the 5 people who you spend the most of your time with. Fascinating right? But it really makes sense. The people who we are around, affect us in many ways. They become our sounding board, they give us opinions and even judge what we do. We…

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    10 Secrets to create happiness in your home!

    The other day I had a friend ask me what “secrets” did we have that enabled us to raise 2 amazing kids.  Secrets….I don’t know if there are any secrets to raising good kids, but I know that love, patience and A LOT of communication really made raising our children a privilege.  In an effort to answer her question about tips and strategies for creating a better home life, I thought I’d share some of our tips that worked for us! Here are 10 Tips For a Happier Home: 1.  Treat the people you live with like company.  Have you ever noticed that when company comes, you make an effort to insure…

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    Handle Change Without Losing Yourself

    Some call it re-grouping, others think I disappear on occasion to get away from it all, and those who really “get me” know it has NOTHING to do with them even though I’m sure they get frustrated when I fall off the radar for days at a time! You see while I’m totally a “people” person, I have noticed a trend in my life as of late.  I used to “refuel”  by surrounding myself with people.  I craved large get togethers, meeting strangers and filling my free time with people.  If I wasn’t out and about you could find me on the phone chit chatting (much to my husbands dismay) at all hours of…