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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 […]

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How to Stay Centered During Turbulent Times
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How to Stay Centered During Turbulent Times

By Kristina Fortune - Mar 02 2017


Lately, things have been a bit…intense. To me, it feels like someone shook up our sheltered snow globe lives and now there’s crazy, not-so-sparkly shiz flying everywhere. Wherever you turn there’s fear, anger, anxiety, and judgment surrounding the day’s latest headlines. These tumultuous times are triggering us on so many levels, both collectively and individually. […]

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

By Tarrant County College (TCC) - Feb 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. Mel Chaparro Santillan Student, South Campus Heating, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Technology (HART) TCC: […]

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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 […]