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Setting Boundaries with Difficult (or Mentally Ill) People
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Setting Boundaries with Difficult (or Mentally Ill) People

By Janet Bernstein - Feb 24 2017


We encounter difficult people each and every day, from social media interactions to our corporate offices and even at home. We’ve all been to networking or social events where we’ve connected quickly and easily with strangers and forming a friendship is both natural and fun. But at the same time, we can all recall those […]

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I'm Okay Asking for Help
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“I’m Okay”: Asking for Help

By Cindy Arledge - Feb 23 2017


Learning how to walk comes with bumps and bruises.  Falling down and getting back up is part of the process. My granddaughter Avery, the youngest of four cousins, is clueless to the limitations her age and size impose on her ability to keep up.  Mimicking her older sister’s behavior, when Avery falls down, she picks […]

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A Love Letter
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A Love Letter

By Marguerite Jones - Feb 16 2017


I’m sorry I was angry. I was angry because I wake up with Z every morning and make him breakfast so you can sleep in, even if you don’t really sleep at all.  I was angry because I felt like I was carrying the heavy load all by myself.  I was angry because you said […]

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Senior Housing for Mom
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Senior Housing for Mom

By Jaime Cobb - Feb 16 2017


Starting down the road towards senior housing is not always smooth. There are a multitude of things to consider including: finances, wants vs. needs, attitudes and emotions, and thinking about the future.  No one knows what the road ahead will bring, but having a basic knowledge of what senior housing offers and asking the right […]

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I Choose Love
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I Choose Love

By Ami Evans - Feb 09 2017


Have you ever heard love is an action? What does this mean? We are so used to Hollywood’s counterfeit love that it can be confusing to know how to recognize love and to know how to express love. Believe me, this coming from a girl that grew-up hooked on soap operas and I had to […]

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Why You Should have an Estate Plan
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Why You Should have an Estate Plan

By Jackie Waters - Feb 02 2017


Picture this: You have a great job, a great home, and a great life. Everything is great, but one day, you die in a freak accident. Your family, already suffering from your loss, will now have to determine what to do with your belongings, how to handle your assets, and what to do for a […]

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Not Pregnant: Coffee and Wine
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Not Pregnant: Coffee and Wine

By Marguerite Jones - Jan 26 2017


Not Pregnant The words cut like a knife as I read the tiny print on the pregnancy test in the Target bathroom stall.  A heavy sigh escaped me as I slowly put on my coat and gathered my things.  My heart sank. I had been so excited about the possibilities!  Our son would have someone […]

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Live a Better Future: What’s Stopping You?

By Tarrant County College (TCC) - Jan 26 2017


Stay-at-home mom Sara Ferris began writing a new recipe for her life two years ago when she enrolled in TCC.  “I’m doing this for my children, to give them a better future,” she said. Ferris knew she wanted to work in culinary arts, and researched TCC’s Associate of Applied Science degree. She moved from South […]

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The Best New Year's Resolution: Be Prepared with a Will
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The Best New Year’s Resolution: Be Prepared with a Will

By Cindy Arledge - Jan 19 2017


Chaos comes in a variety of shapes and sizes. It can be expected or unexpected, blessing or tragedy and anything in-between.  We welcome the chaos of weddings, births and big holiday gatherings.  But we rise up as loving family members to meet challenging situations like visiting a brother in prison or making medical decisions for […]

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So, You Got Stung by a Bee
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So, You Got Stung by a Bee

By Kimberly Olson - Jan 12 2017


Ouch, you got stung by a honey bee huh!  You may find it hard to believe, but it is your own fault. Yep, there are only three reasons these girls would give their lives just to sting you. One, you threatened her hive, two, you made her mad, or three, you got in her way. […]

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Mom Seemed Different Over the Holidays
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Mom Seemed Different Over the Holidays

By Jaime Cobb - Jan 05 2017


As the dust settles from a hectic holiday season, a lot of family members are left with a nagging feeling that something wasn’t quite right with their parents during the Christmas visit.  Everything was fine when you visited a couple of months ago, but now it seems like Mom and Dad somehow aged dramatically overnight. […]

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Winning the College Admissions Game
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Winning the College Admissions Game

By Erika Dietz - Dec 27 2016


Question: Who “wins” the college admissions game? Player 1 was accepted into Harvard, his dream school. Player 2 was denied from every highly selective school to which she applied. She also applied to and was accepted by High Point University, her safety school in a sea of “lottery schools” from which she was denied. If we […]

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Maggie Jones - Two Sweaters: A Story of Love & Generosity
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Two Sweaters: A Story of Love & Generosity

By Marguerite Jones - Dec 24 2016


Z has two different kinds of clothing: outfits for school (because, toddler) and outfits for “special” occasions (e.g. visiting JJ and Pop, attending a party).  On this particular cool morning, I had run out of school outfits and had grabbed a special occasion sweatshirt.  “How did I let it get cold without buying him some […]

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Finding Lasting Joy in the Holidays
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Finding Lasting Joy in the Holidays

By Melody Chardon - Dec 23 2016


Are you wishing you could find that feeling of joy that you “should” be feeling during this time of year? Do you look forward to the holidays but feel too exhausted to enjoy them?  Does this time of year make you feel stressed, anxious and unsettled? If you’re anything like me you’ve been caught up […]

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Where I Want to Be

By Marguerite Jones - Nov 18 2016


My dad always called me a “woman in a hurry.”  My first word was a full sentence (“It’s a bird!”)  In high school, I started classes at 7:30 AM so I could graduate a year early.  By 21, I had graduated with my first degree and was on to my second.  On the morning of […]