A Smile a Day Keeps the Doctor Away

Researchers have discovered one of the two types of smiles can have amazing effects on your health and your brain functions. What are the two types of smiles? The first type of smile is the regular, “slightly turn up the corners of the mouth,” pleasant smile. The second type of smile is described by researchers […]

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Sharpening Your Edge for Renewed Success in School or the Workplace

“Hmmmm, I think I’ll stop in there and see what’s happening.” Driving by that same retail store on the way back and forth to work, I began noticing something fresh. New activity and new life was erupting. The building was painted with a new attractive color scheme, the landscape was upgraded, signs promising special sales […]

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Mothers in a Multi-Cultural Family

Mothers in a multi-cultural family are heroes. These moms cherish the wealth that cultural diversity can bring and bravely face the inevitable clash of beliefs, values, attitudes and behaviors. They intimately know it can be exasperating in a different way. As one multi-cultural family mother said, “Most of the people in the world who drive […]

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Saying Something… by Saying Nothing

Accusers were lined up before Pontius Pilate, all false witnesses telling stories meant to condemn Jesus to death. There was no one to defend Him, no advocate. This was legal murder. “But Jesus answered him not one word”(Matthew 27:14). His personal defense was…to say nothing. Jesus could see four crowds surrounding Him. The first was […]

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Helping Your Kids… When You Can’t Be There!

When our children come home from school depressed and crying, wailing and sobbing, we hurt with them! We were not there to help them. Sometimes they acted out of a raging emotional storm in a not-so-positive way, and then were sent to the principal’s office. With that news, we hurt some more. We couldn’t be […]

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Insights to Emotional Health for Couples

What’s the difference between couples whose marriages remain faithful, upbeat and nourishing (FUN) and those who get stuck in the routine, unhappy and tedious (RUT)? Current psychological research verifies repeatedly that emotional intelligence (EI) and emotional health (EH) have a direct effect on maintaining quality FUN relationships. The following three potent secrets discovered in EI […]

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The Common Core: Solution or Intrusion?

What is “The Common Core” and how will your child be affected by it? The Common Core is a K-12 English (language arts) and mathematics minimum academic standards set of benchmarks meant for all students in the US with an emphasis on preparing for college or career.   The National Governors Association and the Council […]

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Enjoy a Healthy Life Balance

We usually associate the Christmas season with words like joy and peace, giving and receiving, happy and merry. Other choice words could be stressful and tiring, packed and rushed, expensive and…perhaps…Aaaaahhhhh! What are the best practices to enjoy a healthy life balance? Actually, our lives are an outward expression of inward living. Jesus’ career assignment […]

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