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    5 Tips For Playing A Much BIGGER Game Of Life…

    5 Tips For Playing A Much BIGGER Game Of Life… Guest Blog by John Page Burton Proactive people create opportunities and make things happen in their lives! Reactive people wait for life to come to them and then usually complain about how unfair things are. In life, we all have the ability to determine how big or small we play the game!!! It all comes down to the choices that we make.  Here are 5 tips that will help you play a much BIGGER game. 1. QUIT listening to the voices from your past. You are not your setbacks and failures. Setbacks and failures are critical for our personal growth…

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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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    If you can’t say something nice….by Judy Davis, The Direction Diva

    Your grandma may have said it, maybe your mom drilled it into your head like mine did, but I sure wish the saying “If you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all” was making it’s rounds again because I have seen first hand that someone’s momma didn’t teach their children (young and old) this important lesson at all! 🙂 Over the last 4 days I have heard people say the meanest things to their kids, their neighbors, the lady in line at check out – even their pets.  And frankly I just don’t get it.  What good does it do anyone if you are well….mean? I get we all have our “moments”,…

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    The Power of Listening by Judy Davis, The Direction Diva

    With the world spinning so fast, it is really easy to get caught up in the twhirl isn’t it?  We all are busy, we all have lots on our plate, but many of us take on more without even realizing that we are doing it. You know who you are….the person who volunteers for that “one time” event and gets sucked into heading a committee; the lady who offers to help out once in a while with the neighbors kids and finds herself with a house full on a regular basis.  Maybe it isn’t so extreme for you, perhaps its just that you have become the person people call to “unload” their stress…