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Communicating with others is the key to success.  Being able to connect with others is the way to ensure you are heard and understood.  By speaking clearly and spelling out what you want to say, you help others to understand what you are trying to communicate. In my life, I am constantly asking my friends…

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Home & Family

The Red Hair Guide to Success

Raising a Red Haired, head strong girl was not easy.  Whenever she put her mind to a task, she was all in, 110 percent of determination.  You can learn a lot from some of the “stereotypical attributes’” Red Heads are known to have.  She has taught me and others many lessons through the years that…

By Deb Kreimborg |
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One Step at a Time

Setting goals in my life has always been hard. I am a big picture person. I would see a work of art and think I could replicate it, but I never could quite get it accomplished. I would sit down with everything I needed but couldn’t get started. As a child I was told to…

By Carol Leeth |
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Home & Family

Living Life After Being a Caregiver for 35 Years

I’m finding out how to live my life with a new normal.  My beautiful, red-haired feisty mother died last Sunday morning.  I had been her caregiver for almost thirty five years.  I was also the caregiver for my father the last five years of his life.  He passed away in May of 2017. Now I…

By Meg Henderson Wade |
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There’s No Place Like Home

I hit two milestones in my life in the last year, I turned 40 and I finally got a passport. My travel experiences have been limited to say the least, but at this point in life, I decided I wanted to change that. Too often I have felt like it was too late to do…

By Carol Leeth |

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Home & Family

Travel Opens Your Eyes

I was born in Atlanta, yet we moved back to my parent’s small hometown of Martinsville, VA when I was 6 months old. Martinsville has a population of about 15,000 people. Not big enough to be interesting and not small enough to be considered quaint. Yes, I was stuck in small-town middle-class America. When I…

By Meg Henderson Wade |
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How Being Unsure Changed My Life (And Launched My Business)

I’ve always been a little jealous of the confident ones. You know her…The room mom every year. The president of all the clubs. The mom who could work a room just from second nature. It just never came that easy for me.  It wasn’t her fault! Secretly, I wanted to be her best friend –…

By Makayla Ervin |
Home & Family

Destination: Healthy Travel

I love to travel, but I don’t love the idea of gaining weight after I’ve indulged a little too much! So over the years, I’ve developed some healthy travel tips that I’m sure have saved me pounds. Plan your trip around some activity. Luckily, I’m also our family’s “travel agent”, which means I research where…

By Bridget Swinney, MS RD |
Home & Family

It’s OKAY To Be Happy Right Where You Are! 

Like many people, I’m all about growing and changing and self-improvement.  A video from Trent Shelton gets me so pumped up that I feel like I can do anything!  A motivational message from Tony Robbins will have me shouting “Amen!” at the top of my lungs! Rachel Hollis doing one of her dances on stage? …

By Wendy Perry |