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Yesterday, All My Troubles Seemed …

All the power ... when it's chargedDo you like the Beatles' music? I do.And I love the way their titles and first lines often suddenly have new meaning for me when taken out of context.Take that "Yesterday" song for instance, yesterday that song was playing in my head. Because yesterday was the...
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Addiction and Drunk Driving

“If you drink, don’t drive. Don’t even putt.” Would that more people would heed these cheeky, wise words from Dean Martin! However, drunk driving remains a hugely dangerous problem in this country.According...
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Animal Mentors

A Bonafide Canine Miracle

Our precious two-year-old dachshund, Flash Gordon, relaxing on the couch between heroics.So it is nearly Thanksgiving, my favorite holiday and a particularly opportune moment for giving thanks, and I just have to share this story.If you are a "repeat reader" here (and if so, YAY!, THANK YOU!!), you probably noticed our little family...
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3 Tips for Surviving Thanksgiving with Narcissists

Who can forget the amazing fragrance of baking turkey, fresh yeasty rolls and pumpkin pie wafting through the air like a blessing on Thanksgiving morning? My fondest memories are of Grandpa, glasses on nose and knife in hand, expertly carving the turkey. Surrounded by his four granddaughters, his big turkey-grease-smeared fingers shoved the most tender morsels of turkey into our waiting...
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Today I Love Falling Water

Water knows its wayToday I love falling water and the wondrous ruckus and cacophony it makes as it finds its way to where it clearly longs to be. I love how bravely it leaps from high up and plunges headlong into its destiny. I love that waterfalls are a metaphor for...
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Mental Health

Be Yourself

"Don't know which one is worse, doing your own thing or just being cool." Bob DylanI vividly remember as a child that I didn't fit in. I was always on the outside looking in, far from being cool or accepted. Being the shortest boy in the class really didn't help much. I was bullied by older...
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5 Foods to Consider Eating Before Exercise

The secret to a successful workout isn't necessarily new gear, a different training plan, or even greater effort. Oftentimes, the real secret is in what you eat before you exercise. That's because the body requires the right nourishment to perform at its best.Here are some of the best options for a pre-workout meal or...
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