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What Does It Take To Stop You?

Posted: 7 years ago | By: Christine Somers | In: General | Read Time: 2 minutes, 46 seconds
I have a quote that hangs on my office wall by racecar driver Alan Kulwicki that I read daily to keep me going… The real test of your character is what it takes to stop you. I reflect upon that quote whenever I get frustrated. I am the first to admit I can have a low frustration thrush hold. I am not a big fan of standing in line, poor or slow customer service or automated phon...
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Intentional Living-Time to Think, Design and Live

Posted: 8 years ago | By: Christine Somers | In: General | Read Time: 1 minute, 44 seconds
I would love to tell you that I have always lived an intentional life but that is not true. As a matter of fact, I would say for many years it was just the opposite. My first real job was with a local TV station in Jacksonville, Florida. How did I end up running camera and building sets? My best friend was a passionate communication’s major in college who wanted more than anyth...
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Apples/ Photos

Posted: 8 years ago | By: Christine Somers | In: General | Read Time: 1 minute, 48 seconds
 As I mentioned last Friday, I have become the family historian who is responsible for sorting and organizing my parent’s family photos. My father was extremely organized and had meticulously labeled thousands of photos. My mother on the other hand was the yin to his yang and just tossed photos into the drawers of her nightstand along with receipts and other bits of paper.I decided to tackle the contents of her nightstand first. I discovered that most people (and that inclu...
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Bringing the ‘Happy’ in Happy New Year!

Posted: 8 years ago | By: Christine Somers | In: General | Read Time: 4 minutes, 24 seconds
I recently taught a workshop on the topic of getting organized for the New Year at my local public library.  It is an exercise I do every year, mostly because I’m asked, but also because it is an opportunity for me to focus on my own ‘stuff’’ and confront the challenges that prevented me from doing things I wanted to do the previous year. The small roo...
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How to Make 2012 and EVERY Year the Best Year Yet

Posted: 8 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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Amazing Achievements

Posted: 8 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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Manners Matter

Posted: 8 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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Nature Vs. Nurture

Posted: 9 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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Human Beings as Builders

Posted: 9 years ago | By: Christine Somers | In: General | Read Time: 2 minutes, 17 seconds
Decision Points were the focus of our January articles. What motivated our contributor to start a new journey in their life? Amanda Gore of The Joy Project pointed out that most people only make a change when a crisis takes over their life. Most of the time it is a health issue but it could also be a financial or personal crisis that motivates us. Why is that? There is a thesis in popular culture that puts forth that men are hunters and women are gathers. Self-help books on relationships as...
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COMMUNITY: Are Your Social Networks Creating Second-Hand Obesity?

Posted: 9 years ago | By: Christine Somers | In: General | Read Time: 3 minutes, 13 seconds
Remember peer pressure from high school? When a kid was caught smoking, the blame was always put on Peer Pressure. As adults we hope we have outgrown Peer Pressure and are now capable of making our own independent choices. We are reminded every day that we are a Social Species. Did you know that your Social Network has a direct effect on your health? The Framingham Heart Study is an ongoing study since 1948. In 2007 they released a study called “The Spread of Obesity in a Large Social Network...
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