DIY For Winners

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  Thursday, January 3, 2019 For years, the clock on the VCR flashed 12:00, 12:00, 12:00 over and over. It was set correctly once, then a storm cut the power and nobody ever bothered to fix it. You have hundreds of things like that in your own life: the drip in the faucet, the unchanged light bulb in the closet, the dream in the back of your mi...
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Tinsel In The Fire

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Wednesday, January 2, 2019 The lights were removed, the special ornaments were carefully packed away and the star was clipped from the top. Now that the holiday was over, the family Christmas tree was taken down; there was no need to keep it around. As the dry, brittle needles were falling off, it was thrown haphazardly into the yard. Just days ago...
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Happy New Year

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  Monday, December 31, 2018 Bonne Année, Athbhliain faoi mhaise dhuit, Frohes Neues Jahr , Feliz Año Nuevo! Happy New Year! No matter how, when or where you say it, the new year is a perfect reset and renew. A perfect time to reflect on your accomplishments, let go of negativity and cherish memories. It's also a time to look to your bright fut...
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The Winter Solstice

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  Friday, December 21, 2018 The first day of winter - The Winter Solstice. The Winter Solstice is time of year when one of the earth's poles is tilted farthest away from the sun. It's the beginning of winter and the shortest day of the year. As the seasons change, so do the temperatures and the... interestingly, in the northern hemisphere, whe...
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8 Degrees of Giving

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  Thursday, December 20, 2018 No matter what you celebrate this time of year, most traditions can be based around some similar concepts: faith, love, family, hope, friends and charity. Christmas is 5 days away and Hanukkah ended just 10 days ago, it is officially the season of giving. When you are in a state of abundance, how do you give?...
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Say Cheese!

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Wednesday, December 19, 2018 Click! It's that time of the year again. Someone is always there with a camera (or phone) looking to capture the moment and make a memory last. Is that fun for you or annoying? Every time you turn around someone takes another one. What type of person are you? The big cheese who smiles with your 10,000 watt smile and loo...
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We Have The Watch

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Tuesday, December 18, 2018 WWII veteran, Father, Gentleman… How do you honor a man? Someone who put so many others before himself. How do you thank someone who has done so much for you, for the people around him and even strangers. My grandfather, Vernon Coffey, would have been 96 years old yesterday. Personally, I've learned so much from him: how ...
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The Breath of Life

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  Monday, December 17, 2018 Do you ever stop to think about breathing? You literally breathe every minute of your life. You breathe over 900 breaths per hour. Not only is it vital to our survival, breathing can have a number of other benefits: clear your head, counter stress, deliver oxygen to your bloodstream, control blood pressure and it re...
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