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What’s Stopping You? Be A Firefighter Paramedic: TCC Students Achieve Success in Atypical Careers!
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What’s Stopping You? Be A Firefighter Paramedic: TCC Students Achieve Success in Atypical Careers!

By Tarrant County College (TCC) - Apr 27 2017


Tarrant County College students break barriers in many ways. For some, it’s surmounting personal challenges; for others, it’s about overcoming society’s expectations. In this month’s “What’s stopping you?” feature, TCC talks to three women finding success in career fields dominated by men. Janet (Jo) Onim Graduate, TCC Fire Academy Firefighter Paramedic, Dallas Fort Worth International Airport […]

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Get Off-Line: Get Your Life Back
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Get Off-Line: Get Your Life Back

By Ami Evans - Apr 20 2017


Most of us tell ourselves and others that our family is our #1 priority. I think we want to believe this, but our actions really tell the truth. Priorities are obvious by how much time, energy, money, and attention we give to something or someone. Think about when you rise in the morning, where do […]

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Cure for all Diseases…Nutritious Food
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Cure for all Diseases…Nutritious Food

By Kimberly Olson - Apr 20 2017


The prevention of most human diseases exists in the earth’s soil. A bold and provocative statement to make indeed! Most agree that in order to maintain a long healthy life, there are four to five essential life style choices required: nutritious food, exercise, stress management, sleep and social connections. This writing will address the food […]

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When I’m 64…: Women, Aging & the Mirror
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When I’m 64…: Women, Aging & the Mirror

By Noor Saadeh - Apr 13 2017


When the Beatles released this hit in 1967, I wondered how Paul McCartney would feel looking back from that ripe old age. I wondered too, what I would think. How on earth did those years pass so quickly? And yet I can account for each and every one of them. Inside I am still the […]

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3 Tips to Become More Productive
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3 Tips to Become More Productive

By Janet Bernstein - Apr 13 2017


If you are fortunate enough to be running your own business, you are likely familiar with the never-ending list of items that need to be done on a daily basis. No matter how productive I might be on a given day, I still end up creating a new list for the following day with items […]

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Being a Better Mom and Runner
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Being a Better Mom and Runner

By Marguerite Jones - Apr 06 2017


How running made me a better mom and being a mom made me a better runner. My love for running was accidental. I played volleyball in middle school and we were required to run track to stay in shape in the off-season. With my short legs and slow speed, I wouldn’t be winning any events, […]

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I Gave in to My Inner Rebel: This is What She Made Me Do
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I Gave in to My Inner Rebel: This is What She Made Me Do

By Kristina Fortune - Apr 06 2017


My inner rebel has taken over my life. After years of suppressing her to be a *respectable* adult, I can’t say I’m surprised. She dreamed of being a Vegas showgirl when I was in my early teens. Something about the sparkly outfits and strutting around with confidence and sass like a human Aphrodite really lit […]

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What’s Stopping You? TCC Students Achieve Success in Atypical Careers: Law Enforcement
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What’s Stopping You? TCC Students Achieve Success in Atypical Careers: Law Enforcement

By Tarrant County College (TCC) - Mar 30 2017


Tarrant County College students break barriers in many ways. For some, it’s surmounting personal challenges; for others, it’s about overcoming society’s expectations. For this month’s “What’s stopping you?” feature, TCC talks to three women finding success in career fields dominated by men. Officer Dara Young Graduate, TCC Police Academy Colleyville Police Department TCC: Why did […]

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Communication: A Truck Tale
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Communication: A Truck Tale

By Ami Evans - Mar 30 2017


This is for all the wives that have husbands that have ideas and hobbies we do not understand, because they are from Mars, of course. We just don’t get that desire for golf, hunting, fishing, RC cars, classic cars and so on. Or sometimes their desires may clash with something we need or value. We […]

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Legacy. It’s a Big Word
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Legacy. It’s a Big Word.

By Cindy Arledge - Mar 23 2017


Legacy is a word with layers of meaning. When I asked my thirty-three-year-old daughter what legacy means to her, she shuddered, shook her head, and said, “I can’t think about that right now.” As the mother of two girls under the age of four working from home, she is up to her eyeballs in dirty […]

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Are Your Parents Stubborn?
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Are Your Parents Stubborn?

By Jaime Cobb - Mar 16 2017


Are you Parents Stubborn? The Journal of Gerontology says Yes! According to research conducted by the medical journal over 77 percent of adult children think their parents are set in their ways. This is not a problem when it comes to playing dominoes on a Tuesday night, but sometimes misguided stubbornness can place a loved […]

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The Art of Yielding
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The Art of Yielding

By Janet Bernstein - Mar 16 2017


I remember pretty vividly when I was sixteen years old and sitting in the driver’s education class learning about the street signs. Most of the signs were quite clear; stop was easy. Green and red lights also fairly straightforward. Then there was the Yield sign. I remember the instructor explaining that whomever had the Yield […]

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Just Dawned on Me, Create a Tree Guild: The Yard Must Go
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Just Dawned on Me, Create a Tree Guild: The Yard Must Go

By Kimberly Olson - Mar 16 2017


We read in last month’s blog that only by diversity of plants and animals can nature sustain itself over the ages. We touched on Permaculture as a method to growing food around a fruit tree. That all works great if you have lots of acres, but what about you suburban types. How can you create […]

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Crisis:  The Foster Care System In Texas
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Crisis:  The Foster Care System In Texas

By Dr. Wayne Carson - Mar 09 2017


An Interview with Wayne Carson, LCCA, PhD Chief Executive Officer ACH child and family services Dr. Carson, you are CEO of ACH Child and Family Services. What is the mission of your organization? The focus of everything we do is to “Protect Children and Preserve Families.” We partner with children and families to create safety, […]

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A Mommy's Insight: Tips for a New Mom
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A Mommy’s Insight: Tips for a New Mom

By Marguerite Jones - Mar 09 2017


Over the weekend I attended a wonderful baby shower for a girlfriend of mine. The weather was perfect. Her house was clean. Everything was ready for her little baby girl to enter the world. Guests chatted with the new mom around the outdoor fire pit. “Are you excited?” they asked her. “Are you ready?” I […]