April 2011 - Domestic Violence and Drug Addiction

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND DRUG ADDICTION By Ester Nicholson Drug addiction was one of many addictions.  My first addiction was love.  No matter what the cost, if my attention fixated on one particular man, I would do anything to make him love me.  I look back now, and can’t believe the crap I a

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Wilder in Real Life:  My Wonderful Self

April 2011 - Wilder in Real Life: My Wonderful Self

If you've been following my column you have a pretty good idea of how I feel about not measuring up to other people my age. Maybe, you didn't catch on to it, but I have a problem with comparing myself to other people.  Recently, I was questioned about my greatness.  No,  really someone asked m

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No Pushing

March 2011 - No Pushing

By: Angela Harper   Walk the halls of elementary school and you’ll lose count of how many times a teacher says, “No pushing!” Nobody likes to be pushed; it’s not a good feeling. Throughout this journey of life we hit road blocks and other unpredictable obstacles. Some of us have t

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Hurry Up Already, What's Taking So Long?

March 2011 - Hurry Up Already, What’s Taking So Long?

  By Lisa Thomas, Hurry up already, What’s taking so long?!? When I'm standing in a room full of professional  and business women speaking on this subject, I often say, " you know..... "patience" .....my fellow leaders,      really is a virtue!!!" Read on! I’d gotten a

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February 2011 - The Love Within

By: Lauren Wilder I didn’t make it home for the 2010 holiday season. Naturally, I was pretty bummed then I had a pretty sweet Christmas and peaceful New Year’s Eve. I’m glad it’s 2011 because I’ve looked back on previous posts, diary entries, and revisited (entirely too often) past f

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We All Need Each Other

February 2011 - We All Need Each Other

Rev. Diannia Baty WE ALL NEED EACH OTHER! We all need a community to share our beliefs, our hopes, heart hurts and ideas. We all need a shoulder or a hand given freely when needed. We all need each other. We need to rock the boat and make some waves and cause others to think. We need to shake it

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Missing Carolyn

December 2010 - Missing Carolyn

By Rev. Lady Diannia Baty My first cousin Carolyn is not on the earth physically any longer.  I remember a crisp fall day walking in the woods together talking about life and how much we loved each other.  That was the day she told me about her breast cancer diagnosis. We were six months apart

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The Power of Closure

December 2010 - The Power of Closure

The Power of Closure by Lisa Thomas ©Copyright 2010.. The Power of Closure is important and critical when you’re creating a new. They say “out with the old and in with the new”, but what happens when you don’t say goodbye to the old? In reflecting on the close of 2010 while embra

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Out With The old, In With The new!

December 2010 - Out With The old, In With The new!

What pieces of life have you been holding on to? Enjoy this reading and discover your own set of towels... The towels…By Lisa Thomas In September 1994, it was a warm day filled with happy and joyous moments. I was wearing a carefully designed tailor made gown; one I had envisioned in my min

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The Gift that Keeps Giving

December 2010 - The Gift that Keeps Giving

by Karyn L. Beach A few Christmases ago, I decided to give a truly unique gift to my Dad. I enlarged a few of my favorite photos (ones which I had taken), found a really unique frame and created a one-of-a-kind gift. On Christmas Day, I was so excited when my Dad opened it. Then my heart fell.

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Thanksgiving Day Declaration

November 2010 - Thanksgiving Day Declaration

Thanksgiving Day Declaration By Rev. Diannia Baty For a few weeks now I have been struggling with getting my thoughts on Thanksgiving so I could get it down and bring it to life. For some reason that has escaped me until now I have been blocked and could not write about it. I am blessed as

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Revving Up for the Holidays!

November 2010 - Revving Up for the Holidays!

by Karyn L. Beach We are less than two weeks away from Thanksgiving. There is a lot to look forward to: big, yummy holiday dinners, parties, shopping for gifts, decorating, seasonal music and the list goes on. But for many people, the holidays bring just as much stress as they do satisfaction. So

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The Myth of Positive Thinking

November 2010 - The Myth of Positive Thinking

by Karyn L. Beach As a coach and a trainer, I truly believe that a positive attitude is the key to success. It's the strong foundation to which sustainable success is built on. We have to be positive thinkers. But when we talk about positive thinking, I think it helps to clarify what is and isn't

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But Can You Pay Your Bills with It?

October 2010 - But Can You Pay Your Bills with It?

by Karyn L. Beach Jessica had recently lost her job. To say that she and her immediate supervisor didn’t get along would have been an understatement. In fact, on several occasions, Jessica went over her supervisor’s head and took her complaints directly to their manager. Finally, after months

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When the Blue is Sucked out of the Sky

September 2010 - When the Blue is Sucked out of the Sky

  Thoughts on Depression By Rev. Diannia Baty Depression is so prevalent right now that I thought it would be a good idea to share my thoughts on it. It affects every area of your life and make no mistake; it also affects every single person you are in contact with. I have been there and

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The Case for QWERTY

August 2010 - The Case for QWERTY

by Karyn L. Beach There is a common saying, often found on t-shirts and bumper stickers, it says, “S**t happens.” Yes, that does happen but so does something else that people regard in much the same way. Change. “Change happens.” People are creatures of habit. Children thrive when they

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