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As most of us already know, Dory is the wide-eyed, blue tang fish who suffers from memory loss about every 10 seconds or so. At times, when I’m going about my day, I sort of feel like Dory… thinking to myself, what was I about to do next?  I realize however, this is more an…

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In a Person’s Transitions….We Become Great

Over the past few years, I’ve lost several individuals who were integral to my life. One I wrote about in my first book, ‘Is This Seat Taken?® Random Encounters that Change your Life‘ . Barbie Bienvenu, whom I called Sara in my first book, was an amazing human being who touched everyone with whom she came in contact….

By Kristin Kaufman |
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I Hope You Dance

When the music shifts from one tempo to another, the dance shifts with it. On the dance floor, you find your rhythm and pace, then the music changes. Next step: stumbling. Our lives are filled with ups and downs, rhythms and cycles, starts and stops. Each transition presents a new tempo. Each shift launches within…

By Michele Gooch |
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What Family Means

We’re a family of 5.  Me, my husband, one daughter and two sons.  Family means we stick together.  There are good moments and bad moments.  Even through the bad moments, we support each other with lots of hugs and telling each other how much we are loved.  My family has seen me through all my…

By Shankari Paradee |
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Family Life

Family! A perfect topic of the month as I have spent the summer in Jordan. We’ve celebrated two Eids (Muslim holidays) during this time. I’ve ruminated a great deal about the importance and blessing of a large extended family. Muslim families are a bit different than those in the US.  A typical family in America…

By Noor Saadeh |

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THE LAST GIFT FOR SARAH

It was almost time for my birthday, I was going to turn 7 years old. Like most young children, I was so excited for my special day to arrive. Planning in my head what kind of cake I wanted for my party, it was going to be so much fun. When I came home from…

By Tricia Medrano Bridges |
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What Do You Value?

It’s interesting when you read a header like, “What do you value?” The first impression one might have, from just four simple words, can vary quite a bit. I believe, part of this reason is because, we all have a variety of conceptual ideas about the relevance and substance of what is considered to be,…

By MiShonLandry |
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Just Like a Family

She has trouble falling asleep at night, so her mother sings to her. When the man in their life joins mom in singing, her young daughter smiles sheepishly. This is her favorite. She whispers, “It’s just like a family.” A group of women from diverse backgrounds sitting at the dinner table every month — laughing,…

By Michele Gooch |
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The Martyr in Us Needs to Die

The math teacher drew a pie on the black board and divided it into six pieces. She said, “Your family is having pie after supper tonight. There are six people at the table, what portion of the pie do you get?” My answer, “One-fifth,” not because I’m a poor math student. I know beyond a…

By Michele Gooch |