As you may know, my momma is 81 years old and recently had her knee replaced. She is doing great and I am quite impressed with her progress. It is amazing what someone can accomplish with a good doctor and a positive mind. What is even more impressive is the large circle of friends that keep checking in on her and genuinely care about my mom. She must have positive influence in their lives too.
When I was young my mom spent a lot of time leading by example and teaching my two…
Added by Tim Moore on March 31, 2010 at 7:58am —
There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle. -- Albert Einstein
Of all the things my children were blessed with, curiosity is certainly the trait that brings home the prize. They never tire of asking questions, and charge everything with a genuine interest to learn something new at every turn.
Even if their unbridled desire to always find out different things… Read More
Added by Sandra Carrington-Smith on March 30, 2010 at 9:34am —
We have a healthcare crisis today that is focused on the cost of drugs, surgeries, and health insurance.
Yet, often medicine doesn’t cure or fix some of the health issues we deal with on a day to day basis. This is in part because medicine is focused on treating illnesses rather than focusing on preventing illness. Medicine has done a wonderful job of eliminating many illnesses.
We’ve progressed in our society such that we suffer from many… Read More
Added by Karen Bernard on March 29, 2010 at 3:00pm —
GET UP, GET STARTED, GET MOTIVATED!Ten Not-so-Difficult Items to Discard
Recently when Kirstie Alley
was on Oprah, she told everyone that she likes to decorate, and that she can decorate a home in no time. She and Oprah selected a couple willing to let Kirstie, the "Ding Dong Decorator," show up -- unplanned -- to redo their master… Read More
Added by Geralin Thomas on March 29, 2010 at 12:26pm —
Confused... So am I.
I cannot remember when our country was so divided politically. There are very, very clear sides. The "Progressives" and the "TEA" (Taxed Enough Already) people just do not have a lot in common right now. And let's just think of a Republican loving a Democrat and vice-versa. Just look at Facebook and other social media; we see people every day lobbing the right and left bombs that create unpleasant thoughts in multiple… Read More
Added by Jim Vogel on March 29, 2010 at 8:00am —
“In spite of everything I shall rise again; I will take up my pencil, which I have forsaken in my great discouragement, and I will go on with my drawing.” ~ Vincent Van Gogh
While I was catching up with e-mail last night, I overheard a story my husband was following on TV – a man served a long sentence for a crime he didn’t commit; when he was finally cleared of the charges, he could have chosen to be bitter toward the system that had forced him captive all those years, but he… Read More
Added by Sandra Carrington-Smith on March 28, 2010 at 8:57am —
“In the long run, we shape our lives and we shape ourselves. The process never ends until we die. And the choices we make are ultimately our own responsibility.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt
One of the most intriguing things about listening to people describe news events is their tendency to remember – and their preference to discuss – the most gruesome segments. I once heard someone say that the newscast he had just watched was not very interesting because nothing really… Read More
Added by Sandra Carrington-Smith on March 26, 2010 at 8:42am —
After training thousands of people across the US and online in professional and personal development; the one statement I have found that I can say with certainty is that the single most destructive force of dreams, family, health and wealth is……..
Well….. first let me tell you what it is not.
It is not lack of knowledge.
Most people already know what they should do to have a better life and if they don’t know they at least know where they can go to get… Read More
Added by Bob Wagner on March 25, 2010 at 8:30pm —
Posting messages to your Facebook page does not guarantee that your fans will see…
Added by Rob Laughter on March 25, 2010 at 7:00pm —
Hey there! I really am just a regular guy who happens to excel in a not so regular profession. I wonder if priests and pastors get the same sort of cool reception I often do when they reveal their professions. There seems to be a certain nervousness exhibited by many when I tell them I'm a Funeral Director. But I am a Funeral Director who is not currently directing funerals. And I am also not embalming, cremating, or burying the dead. I do however help people to be prepared with… Read More
Added by David Heckel-Funeral Director on March 25, 2010 at 1:28pm —
At any given moment one doesn’t know if something will happen – often a seemingly meaningless event – that will spark thoughts worth pondering over. One of those moments for me was two nights ago, when I cleaned out my fish tank.
I pumped out half of the water and used a vacuum to suck up debris from the bottom of the tank, while the tiny goldfish continued to swim in the little water that was left in there.
Right then, a thought crossed my mind – what could the fish be thinking… Read More
Added by Sandra Carrington-Smith on March 25, 2010 at 8:46am —
I'm going to tell you about my VERY scary adventure when my
mom and dad got something done to our house... and it was so scary that
not even treats would calm me down!
My adventure to a hotel all began with my parents having some work done at our house. Some of you may Read More
follow me on Twitter and know a little of my story (and by…
Added by Lois Kelly, 4 Paws Pet Sitting on March 24, 2010 at 12:17pm —
“Emotions are the fuel to really move you along - that's the only way you can create music. If you don't feel any emotions, it's not going to happen.” ~ Jan Hammer
In one of her comments to one of my posts, friend and fellow writer Alice grist described how hearing of the success a childhood friend experienced in her career, motivated her to stir her own creative juices and start writing professionally.
Although their friendship had ended many years before… Read More
Added by Sandra Carrington-Smith on March 24, 2010 at 7:39am —
||The Big 5: Five Tasks You Must Complete Each Time You Use Social Media for Business
A down and dirty guide to making the most of your…
Added by Rob Laughter on March 24, 2010 at 12:23am —
Over this last weekend Triangle Psychological Services unveiled our beautiful new logo and exhibitor sign at the 2010 Ignited By Truth Conference in Raleigh. This is a large, annual Catholic Conference in Raleigh with presentations including such topics as "Marriage For Better . . . Forever!" and "Faith and Sports."
Our primary goal for this exhibitor… Read More
Added by Patti M. Zordich, Ph.D. on March 23, 2010 at 11:27pm —
Earlier this week I was meeting with Richard Burghgraef of Randolph Sterling, Inc and about half-way through our conversation we began to explore Trade Shows and their value. I believe that trade shows are among the best ways to meet lots of prospects in a short period of time. If executed properly, you should be able to connect with qualified prospects and be ready to move forward. Without the proper follow-up strategy, however, all of your… Read More
Added by Tim Moore on March 23, 2010 at 4:48pm —
Help Bring Google's Network To the 919...
Recently, Google announced plans to launch an experimental, ultra-high speed broadband network in a small number of communities across the country. Google asked municipalities to provide information about their communities to help determine where to build this network. Read more about Google’s project here:… Read More
Added by Pat Howlett on March 23, 2010 at 11:30am —
We are all familiar with the scene from television drama shows….a dimly lit hallway, leading to a dark room, a “massage” area, the client talking in “code” to the “hostess” as to what “services” will be received or performed…….enough said…
Added by Karen Bernard on March 22, 2010 at 3:58pm —
This has been the year of the whiner and now that the health bill has gained some ground, the whiners seem to have come out of the closet in groves.
I don't like whiners and complainers, never have and never will. Whining and complaining about people and things does nothing but waste time and create negative attitudes.
If you are a whiner and complainer here are 7 steps that may help you and help those you come in contact… Read More
Added by Bob Wagner on March 22, 2010 at 1:00pm —
Compulsive Hoarding has 3 distinct characteristics according to Dr. Randy Frost:
1. Significant distress or impairment in functioning caused by hoarding.
2. Living spaces sufficiently cluttered so as to preclude activities for which those spaces are designed.
3. The acquisition of and failure to discard a large number of possessions that appear to be useless or of limited value.
Watch… Read More
Added by Geralin Thomas on March 22, 2010 at 10:25am —