• A new year, new expectations.

    The old year has passed away like a river lost in the great ocean of time ; and the new year has just begun the same course. A year ! What is it? It is a period of time measured out by one revolution of the earth around the sun. Astronomers inform us that the sun is the center of our system, and that the planets, at different distances and at stated times, revolve around it. The planet on which we live is said to be about 95,000,000 miles from the sun ; and, although it flies in its orbit at the…

  • It's Christmas time and that means stress.

    There is no getting around the fact that this is a crazy time of year. While summer can be hectic with the kids home from school there is nothing quite like the endless parade of holiday’s that show up when they go back. Between Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years and Valentine’s Day it can start to feel like the world just got a little bit too busy a little bit too quickly.The spirit surrounding them and the time with family, dealing with holiday stress can be a challenge for all of u…

  • Hope

    Are you finding yourself dealing with anxiety and fear these past few days? be assured you're not alone and it's understandable. I mean, doesn't it seem like everywhere we turn, we find yet another reason to be troubled. another source of concern when the headlines speak of the war in Israel and Gaza. the headlines speak of stirring issues with Iran, Russia and China that suggest they are increasingly showing signs of getting cozy, and then add to those issues, we have a number of domestic conc…

  • The Cost

    How many times have we heard the saying” You can't take it with you!” or “I've never seen a hearse filled with one's worldly goods.” We are approaching the holiday's, which can be very hectic as we all know. However, there those individuals who really couldn't care one way or another. They have no compassion, they worked hard for what they have, and offer advice like” I worked hard for what I have, how about you do the same.” Family members may be in need, but “after all they made their lot in l…

  • Like, you know...What?

    Everyone remembers being told by a tough English teacher or debate coach not to use the word "like" too frequently. "Like" has long been derided as "valley girl" language and has been regarded as the younger, less mature relative of "for example" and "such as" – until now. According to a recent study from the University of Texas at Austin, persons who frequently use "filler words" like "I mean," "you know," "like," "uh," and "um" are actually more likely to be deliberate and thinking than thos…


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