Category Single Mothers

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Are You a Path Finder?

So often we refer to our lives as a journey. I call it “My Path.” It’s no simple trip.  Certainly there are days when I wonder if a path exists or if I’m even on the right track. The traffic, barriers and detours do seem to delay my progress. Each of us is traveling—choosing each step, turn, and sometimes deciding to detour.

Just As I Am

Power in Acceptance Some of us humans have very little trouble accepting others and their actions, even idiosyncrasies.  Some of us, however, have great difficulty accepting, even tolerating others. Wonder why? Of course, I think it is our personal natures-our personalities- that must be factored in when looking at why we can’t accept others just […]

2 Ways to Become Happy and at Peace with Yourself

You will discover a new way of relating to others that will prove to bring peace and harmony into your friendships as well as your family gatherings.

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Today is Higher Education Day

If you didn’t know it you might think that I think everyone needs a college degree. And you would be wrong. I do not think that. My husband and I together have six grown children and there is almost no higher education among them. They are doing very well.

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How to Think

Thoughts on Thinking Here are some thoughts I’ve adapted for women. 1. Keep life simple 2. Practice being satisfied. 3. Beware of indecision. 4. Practice cheerfulness. 5. Learn to like people. 6. Live and let live. 7. Use adversity. 8. Don’t take yourself too seriously. 9. Have a sense of humor. 10. Practice objectivity. 11. […]

Is Your Decision-Maker Broken?

It had been lots of years, it’s true, but as we drove through the town I remembered still-trying to make one of several life altering decisions. Did I want to move and take a job here? I’d come to look into a possible job at a University. I drove -four hours from home – with my […]

How to Motivate by Personality Types

Power of Understanding Personalities One of the SMORE themes is Personality Predicaments. I have studied personality types for many years and am convinced that if we all understood how each of us is basically different we would get along better, marry better, and parent better. Here is an article that may help you when trying […]

Delayed Gratification and Budgeting

Delayed Gratification According to M. Scott Peck, “Delaying gratification is a process of scheduling the pain and pleasure of life in such way as to enhance the pleasure by meeting and experiencing the pain first and getting it over with. It is the only decent way to live.” Do you have the discipline it takes […]

How to Use Your Five Senses to Ease Your Stress

Ease Your Stress With Your Senses Stress over finances can affect your health. When you are stressed it is natural to seek comfort. We yearn to comfort ourselves through our senses—often in ways that do us harm. We over eat, eat the wrong foods, drink, smoke, or over work. We want to control our world. […]

Life is an Uphill Climb

Do you feel like every step is a struggle? Are you straining to keep up? Do you have to stop often to catch your breath?