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What Is Personal Freedom?

Posted: 6 years ago | By: Christine Somers | In: Life Management | Read Time: 3 minutes, 6 seconds
Each time I return home after seeing my grandchildren, I end up reflecting upon the wealth of wisdom I want to share with them, particularly my granddaughters. I don't love my granddaughters any more than my grandsons but I have a great deal of first hand experience being female. I believe the advice I have to offer will be useful, not like the confusing piece of advice my mother once gave me....
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What Is Your Greatest Achievement In Life?

Posted: 6 years ago | By: Christine Somers | In: Life Management | Read Time: 3 minutes, 2 seconds
 Recently I read a blog post that asked the question, "What is your greatest achievement in life"? This was a blog written by and for women and the blogger was now reporting back on the answers that she had received from her readers. The majority of women stated that raising their children was their greatest achievement. They were proud that their hard work as mothers...
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Christmas Shopping: Time For New Guidelines?

Posted: 6 years ago | By: Christine Somers | In: Life Management | Read Time: 1 minute, 27 seconds
Over Thanksgiving, my daughter, Kathryn shared with me her new philosophy for Christmas gift giving to her children. Santa will now leave for her kids something they want, something they need, something to wear and something to read. Kathryn could not remember who said or wrote this first but she has made the philosophy her own. I think it's the perfect approach to limiti...
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Finding A Grief Support Group

Posted: 6 years ago | By: Christine Somers | In: Life Management | Read Time: 2 minutes, 57 seconds
I remember the first Thanksgiving after my father died, my mother sat in the seat that had traditionally been his seat at the dining room table. After saying grace, Mom gently laid her head on the table. Everyone seated at the table was stunned into silence. Time slowed as we tried to wrap our minds around what was happening. Finally, my son, Matthew said, "Grandmother are you oka...
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Why Call Hospice?

Posted: 6 years ago | By: Christine Somers | In: Life Management | Read Time: 3 minutes, 25 seconds
I've mentioned hospice in some of my previous post so you know I am a supporter of the program As more of my friends are helping a loved one during their end of life journey, I've been asked about my experiences with hospice as a volunteer and as a one who asked for their assistance during my mother's end of life journey. I am glad to share my observations about this organization....
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Caregivers: How To Help During The Holiday Season?

Posted: 6 years ago | By: Christine Somers | In: Life Management | Read Time: 3 minutes, 48 seconds
Two years ago my family was struggling with my mother's end of life journey. At the time I thought we were "living" but actually we were just managing to get through each medical crisis that mom suffered while precariously balancing caring for our own homes, work and personal relationships. Today I visualize the plate spinner
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Do You Give?

Posted: 6 years ago | By: Christine Somers | In: Life Management | Read Time: 3 minutes, 10 seconds
At the risk of speaking in clichés, I can't believe how fast this year has gone. Time is no longer a lazy river; it's now a fast-flowing and sometimes turbulent rapid. This time of the year I start thinking about my annual gift giving. Before starting my own company, I would give a little out of my regular paycheck but now; my giving is a one-time gift at the end of the year. Fa...
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Maximize Your Experience

Posted: 6 years ago | By: Christine Somers | In: Life Management | Read Time: 2 minutes, 51 seconds
Several weeks ago some dear friends took us to a wonderful place that is all about food from Italy. Eataly, a little play on word(s) there, consists of a market, restaurants and a cooking school. The design of the space is engaging and welcoming even though it is wall-to-wall people at all hours of operation. Since the moment we left Eataly, I w...
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How To Avoid The Herd Mentality

Posted: 6 years ago | By: Christine Somers | In: Life Management | Read Time: 2 minutes, 27 seconds
Have you heard of Liebeck v. McDonald's Restaurants lawsuit or as popularly known the "McDonalds' Coffee" case? In 1994, Stella Liebeck sued and won from McDonald's damages after spilling a cup of its coffee in her lap. Ms. Liebeck suffered third-degree burns and had to have skin grafts to heal. This case became the poster child for an out of control legal system where frivolous l...
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The Stories We Tell

Posted: 6 years ago | By: Christine Somers | In: Life Management | Read Time: 2 minutes, 16 seconds
{What story would you tell?}I love a good story. One of the reasons I am engaged to Marty is that he is a good, no, a great story teller. He tells the most fantastical and amusing stories about the people in his life. During his storytelling sessions he will   humorously describes in detail his grandfather's "square head". Or h...
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