Family & Relationships

When the Hits Keep Coming

Posted: 10 years ago | By: Christine Somers | In: Family & Relationships | Read Time: 6 minutes, 24 seconds
In my thirties, I developed a theory that every person has one really bad thing happen to them in their life and once you learned the lesson you had to learn from that one really bad thing, it would be smooth sailing from then on out. In my fifties, I discovered I wasn’t really very bright in my thirties. We were now spending 15-hour days at the very same hospital that my brother had been in and out of for the last 5 months but now with our mother. She woke c...
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How to Make 2012 and EVERY Year the Best Year Yet

Posted: 10 years ago | By: Christine Somers | In: General | Read Time: 3 minutes, 16 seconds
Is it just me or have you noticed there is some serious enthusiasm about the New Year going on out there? I don’t know if I just didn’t notice last year and people have always been this excited or if there really is a heightened welcoming of 2012.On one hand, it is infectious and pretty magical and on the other hand it’s also pretty telling---perhaps people really did have a sucky 2011 to the point they were ready to leave it behind.In any event,...
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The Role of the Family

Posted: 10 years ago | By: Christine Somers | In: Family & Relationships | Read Time: 4 minutes, 39 seconds
There is a superstition that famous people die in threes. After the first two celebrity deaths are announced, the question is breathlessly asked, who is next? I have come to believe that when crisis strikes, it too, comes in threes. When the most powerful earthquake since records began struck Japan the result was a crisis but when it triggered a tsunami that caused the meltdown of multiple nuclear reactors along the coast, a true feeling of despair swept over the nation. The devast...
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Amazing Achievements

Posted: 10 years ago | By: Christine Somers | In: General | Read Time: 3 minutes, 32 seconds
It is that time of the year again; time to say good-bye to the old as we start a new year. It is a time to make the promise that this year will be better than the last. What is the #1 resolution? Lose weight, eat healthier, exercise, and get into better physical shape.  This will be great news for America as a whole if everyone follows through.The Health Care Crisis will be averted. With 75% of our medical resources going to manage Chronic Disease (C.D.C 2009...
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The Crisis

Posted: 10 years ago | By: Christine Somers | In: Family & Relationships | Read Time: 5 minutes, 26 seconds
When we first started Footsteps our vision was to be an information portal for managing the issues surrounding aging and how to think creatively about aging. But as we started to evolve we highlighted individuals who live a creative life at every age. Our goal was and continues to be to present positive people and concepts at Footsteps. Our mission is to give a forum to those with real world solutions to living a creative life.This past 5 months my family has been...
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Manners Matter

Posted: 10 years ago | By: Christine Somers | In: General | Read Time: 3 minutes, 27 seconds
Thank you so much …I beg your pardon …You’re very welcome … It all began with the French. Back in the 1600’s, the French nobles spent much of their day hanging out in the Royal Court. None of them worked, so, when they weren’t gossiping, they dedicated themselves to developing elaborate social customs. From these customs they created a list of proper social behavior and called it etiquette (a word derived from an old French word meaning tic...
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Health & Body

Discipline: Is it for you?

Posted: 10 years ago | By: Christine Somers | In: Health & Body | Read Time: 3 minutes, 28 seconds
The word discipline amuses some but rankles many. Just mention the lack of discipline in a room full of pre-school mothers and stand back. A multitude of opinions are stated as to the best methods of child rearing while agreeing that the only children being disciplined properly are their own. If you really want to see the fur fly, mention discipline to a Baby Boomer. You might not only want to step back but hide behind a large piece of furniture. Boomers were the first generation to experienc...
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It's Not Fair

Posted: 10 years ago | By: Christine Somers | In: Health & Body | Read Time: 3 minutes, 21 seconds
{Marty and our friend Mark on the set of David Letterman}“It’s not fair”. Those are some of the first words we hear on the playground. To be honest most of us have said that within the last 6 months. For many, fairness is considered an American right. We work hard to be fair and to be perceived as fair whether in business or in our personal life....
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Nature Vs. Nurture

Posted: 11 years ago | By: Christine Somers | In: General | Read Time: 4 minutes, 47 seconds
It all started several years ago on a road trip to the Wild Coast, South Africa.  Shayleen Dwyer wanted to spend time with her mother and, following the advice of a friend; Shayleen and her mother chose to spend 10 days at the Bulungula Lodge.Bulungula is an eco-friendly backpackers lodge situated on the western coast of South Africa.  The Lodge works in tandem with the people of Nqileni village to create a harmonious experience for the eco-traveler that includes highlighting...
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