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A Simple Wave Can Make a Difference

Every interaction we have with people- acquaintances, family or strangers,  has an impact. Do you take the time to reflect on how your actions may affect others? What about a gesture as simple as a wave? Would you think a friendly wave of a hand would leave an impact on people? The following story […]

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Mommy, Somebody Needs You

The following blog post, “Mommy, Somebody Needs You”  from “your best nest,”  is a great ‘spective on being a mom. For all you moms out there, it sure can get tiring and overwhelming at times, but as the post points out, the years where the little ones need you is actually a very short […]

Thank You to a Stranger!

On Sunday, while skiing with my family,. I lost my cell phone. I didn’t even know it was gone until we were driving home and my husband glanced at his ringing cell phone. He turned to me and asked, “You’re calling me?” After he answered the phone, he found out it was a worker […]

The Science of Happiness

In the video below, Shawn Achor talks about his research on the science of happiness. I found it completely entertaining and deeply insightful. I know everyone is very busy and 12 minutes can be a long time to take out of your schedule for an internet video.  In my opinion, this one is totally […]

How will you be remembered?

Since the beginning of the year, my husband and I have attended two funerals. One was for a long-time family friend, and the other for a relative. Each funeral was very different.  One person had been ill for a long time and the other suddenly passed away.  One funeral was held in a small […]

A Car Accident ‘Spective

Jeanie and I are busy working on our first book- Nip It, Stop Negativity Moment by Moment. In the book, we suggest ways to stop negativity from creeping into your life. One of the ways we discuss is to look at potential negative situations from a different angle. The viewpoint of every situation is […]

Happy New Year!

We hope you have had a wonderful holiday season. We wish you and your families a happy, healthy and peaceful 2014! We expect 2014 will be busy for us. Our first book, “Nip It- Stopping Negativity Moment by Moment” will be available in  early 2014 and then we hope to have our second book […]

Changing a Stranger’s Perspective

I was in the locker room at The Y last week. Two women were talking about an incident in which one of the women had a brand new pair of sneakers stolen the previous week from the locker room. She said she set them down on the bench while she went to shower. When […]

Music out of Garbage

My cousin sent me a link to this uplifting story about making music from garbage. The video is three and a half minutes long and will leave you with a huge smile on your face and maybe a tear in your eye.  To quote the Orchestra Director, Favio Chavez,  “The world sends us garbage. […]

Small Town Festival Helps My ‘Spective

Do you ever find yourself being “brought down” by the news? I am a very positive person but it seems whenever I turn the news on, there is some bad news. This week it was the government shutdown,  the car chase in D.C that ended up with a woman dead and the group of […]