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It seems we get too serious, uptight and lose our playful self in the business and structure of life. Do you make time to play? Do you remember back in elementary school when there was recess time? It was the most anticipated time, after you’ve been sitting in a desk and staring at the chalkboard…

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Can You Believe this Artist has Alzheimer’s?

Paul Bierbrier has been painting for decades, but he only recently had his first art show.  His story is unique–not because Paul is a senior citizen, but because Paul has dementia. When the associates at the Silverado Plano Memory Care Community first witnessed Paul’s natural talent, they were so inspired that they encouraged him to…

By Sarah Webb |
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Four Lessons I Learned From My Cats

Most of my friends know that I’m a huge cat nerd. I love everything about them. Cats are my kryptonite. When I was in middle school, I slept in our bathtub cuddled up with our new kitten so she wouldn’t be alone on her first night. Yeah, I’m that person.For the last decade I’ve lived…

By Kristina Fortune |
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A Family More Attuned

What do families need more of? We need to provide a foundation and environment that builds trust and connection. In my practice, I work with families where often this is missing and has for generations. I believe we would experience less pain if we were more attuned in our family relationships. Dr. John Gottman created…

By Ami Evans |
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This Little Light of Mine or One Day in a Montessori Classroom

In my last blog post, I decided my mantra should be “a source for good and positivity.”  With all the polarization and negativity in the world today, some might cynically view that as a naïve notion.  But I believe every small positive effort makes a difference, and we may never know the impact of our efforts until many years later.   I saw this to be true…

By Nagia E. Moharram |

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What’s stopping you? TCC alum creates new life in United States, earns full ride at Ivy League university

Christiana Agbo had the room’s attention.  She stood before the American Chemical Society meeting, presenting the results of research she conducted as a student at Tarrant County College. The room was packed with 100 scientists, who listened carefully as Agbo discussed the new process she developed for determining the alcohol content of beverages. “She confidently…

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Cooking With Fall Spices and My Slow Cooker, True Love

It’s never too early to start cooking with fall spices…am I right? This recipe for Slow Cooker Pumpkin Pie Steel Cut Oats gives that taste of pumpkin pie you love in a bowl of yummy oatmeal! It’s from Ann RD at www.MyMenuPal.com, where you’ll find many more!         Looking for a chicken…

By Bridget Swinney |
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It’s Okay Not to Be Okay: My Fourth Miscarriage

Five days ago I found myself sitting with my husband in a small, dimly lit room waiting for an anesthesiologist to stop by and insert an IV into my arm. After weeks of blood tests, ultrasounds, and doctor’s visits, we had come to this moment yet again. Nine weeks into a pregnancy and nothing but…

By Kristina Fortune |
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Sharing the Story of Families with Alzheimer’s

Husbands and wives, brothers and sisters, family and friends. Each family is unique in their relationships, but there is one uniting factor – the desire to see their loved ones happy and well cared for. Recently, Silverado sat down with several families who shared their unique stories of challenges faced and how they found support…

By Sarah Webb |