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Complimented for Being Wrong!

Tuesday, March 31, 2015      17 comments

The other day, I attended a training on the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB), a green beetle native to Asia and Eastern Russia. It has been in the US since 2002, and is a destructive, invasive species. An emerald ash borer infestation is highly destruc... Read more

Who are you listening to?

Monday, March 30, 2015      16 comments

Today, as you look at your responsibilities, consider your health as a true responsibility. When that voice inside says: "You are too busy to go for your run/walk/gym!" ... Read more

Sparking my Spring!

Sunday, March 29, 2015      15 comments

Yes, there is still snow on my favorite mountain, but that does not keep me from making my plans to hike to the summit. Snow might bring some difficulty, but difficulty is ju... Read more

A satisfying Saturday!

Saturday, March 28, 2015      16 comments

Today is a beautiful day! I took the time to clean my house during the week, so today I can get out! While I won't get to climb a mountain, I will travel into Concord, NH to get the taxes done, and do some shopping. I will also get a good ... Read more

No longer the same!

Friday, March 27, 2015      19 comments

Today take a moment and realize just how far you have come! Honor yourself today, and take another step forward to a new you! Don't you dare slip back to the old ways! ... Read more

Sewing for Easter

Thursday, March 26, 2015      25 comments

Every season brings a new reason for me to sew. I found an easy way to make a nice little play dress from a tee shirt. Here's Lina's new dress! I have to hunt for the photo... Read more

Whose heart are you holding?

Wednesday, March 25, 2015      29 comments

Last week, my son Matty, a third year medical student, called to tell me about an amazing experience he had. While on his surgery rotation, he was part of a team of doctors who... Read more

The Last of Choice Words

Tuesday, March 24, 2015      18 comments

Asking questions like: “I like the way that you asked that question. It shows that you have put a lot of thought into it. I learned something from the question.” In the... Read more

More choice words

Monday, March 23, 2015      25 comments

Choice words can build a sense of agency in the child. Those powerful words help a child understand that they have the power to develop strategies to solve hard problems that k... Read more

Choice Words

Sunday, March 22, 2015      18 comments

Choice words: How our language affects children’s learning by Peter H. Johnston It is important to learn the language of influence in order to create a productive classroom.... Read more

Four Simple Questions to always ask at Dr Visit

Saturday, March 21, 2015      23 comments

Yesterday I visited my new doctor, and she commented on how much she liked my sheet that I gave her. Doctors (as well as most people in general) can read much faster than I can talk. By giving them a sheet with the information that I want her ... Read more

Embracing the Storm!

Friday, March 20, 2015      27 comments

Today I go to the Dr. To find out what is going on in my body. Whatever it is, god will give me the strength to handle it. TGIF... Read more

good Plans

Thursday, March 19, 2015      15 comments

We all need good plans to follow to. Patience and persevenance are key to reaching goals. Stay strong, and keep your eyes on the prize! ... Read more

Take Action!

Wednesday, March 18, 2015      22 comments

Today is the day that I look at my dreams and take a few steps closer to them with my actions.... Read more

A day at home

Tuesday, March 17, 2015      17 comments

I have not taken a sick day in 2 years, and today will be my day! I have not given myself a break to build up my body in a while. I am looking forward to a day of rest, reading and pampering! I have a cold, and am looking for your favorite h... Read more


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