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Role Model for Bad Behavior

Usually it’s celebrities who provide the bad role models for our teenagers. But now Francesco Schettino, captain of the grounded cruise ship Costa Concordia, has pushed the athletes and all the Kardashians off the Internet home pages and become the poster boy for bad behavior. Photo by Rvongher, Wikimedia Commons As we wait to learn the fate of passengers and crew still missing after the disaster, are there lessons from Schettino’s actions we can discuss with our kids? Consider the consequences of your behavior. For personal reasons, Schettino purposefully diverted … Continue reading

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Creating a Holiday Spirit Yourself

If you’re newly alone this year, the holidays may remind you of the joys and sorrows of past gatherings. But try to stay focused in the present. Let go of your expectations and instead create celebrations that are meaningful to you now. You’ll find your experience of these special days can create new memories to savor throughout the year. Image: Stuart Miles / FreeDigitalPhotos.net Now that you’ve used Monday’s tips to get started, here are some more for coping with the holidays on your own: Consider your finances. You’ll need … Continue reading

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Living the Life of Your Dreams

We’ve come across an new ebook that we want to tell you about. Written by Caryn FitzGerald, it features 30 ordinary people sharing their experiences living extraordinary lives. Living the Life of My Dreams: Essays & Interviews with 30 Ordinary People Living EXTRAordinary Lives can inspire you with some amazing stories of people who have gone from ordinary to extraordinary. You’ll find plenty of practical ideas in Caryn’s book about how to create the life you want by tapping into your passions and talents. And the message about perseverance that … Continue reading

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Role Models on Presidents Day

Presidents Day, honoring George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, reminds us to look to strong role models for inspiration. Mount Rushmore, in the Black Hills of South Dakoka, memorializes Presidents Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln and Roosevelt. These men reflect goals to strive for – courage, freedom, compassion and conservation, among others. But you don’t have to look only to U.S. Presidents for motivation and guidance. In the past here on our blog, we’ve focused on many role models, both for ourselves and for our children. They can stir us to greater efforts … Continue reading

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