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You’re HOW Old-?! Self-Destructive Behavior

I recently saw a celebrity whom I incorrectly calculated to be much older than she was in actuality. Then I heard her real age. A shock-! It wasn’t only outright wrinkles. It was a variety of influences. But yes, smoking and alcohol were right up there with the rest of the factors. She looked OLD….


Monday Mottoes – #231

Today you are staging your life in a movie— what will it be— a drama, a tragedy, a love story, a comedy? Imagine that you are the writer and you are the director. That’s the way life is. Many believe that they are mere “extras” to the game of life, that they have no control…


Working Out With Your Dog: Doggy Dream-Away

Most everyone knows that people with dogs are generally more in shape than those without dogs— they walk them, they play with them, they brush them, they bend down and pet them…. The feel-good hormones of dopamine and serotonin surge and the human family enjoys better heart health, skin health, mental health and so much…


Avoiding Hotel Room Germs

Spring is upon us and there’s travel, travel everywhere. Here are more spring break tips. Hand sanitizers are helpful when embarking on a trip, but toss a package of the disinfecting wipes in your bag, as well. And even though this is your family’s time to kick back and relax, enlist all of them in…


Doublemindedness Will Do You In; Resilience Will Save You

It’s 3:00 am and I’m up to begin my day. Prayer, Bible, contact foreign fields… no, wait! I peek out the window— same as when I went to bed around midnight and it was lightly snowing. Still coming down. If your area is anything like ours, it’s been one day of severe winter storms, while…


Change Your Life… Today!

It has come to my attention that many are the multitudes languishing out there, hoping to change their lives, but stuck in the realm of ennui and low energy. Today, yours truly will give you a good kick in the pants and inform: Yes, you can change your life… and you can do it today!…


Monday Mottoes – #229

Half of the world dreams of freedom. The other half of the world dreams to be free from the responsibilities which come with freedom: taking care of yourself, taking care of others, making wise choices, managing your own time or money, healthy decisions in terms of diet and exercise, taking charge of your career and…


Only “Insane” People Hear the Voice of God-???

Okay, count me in. I mean, school shootings gunning down innocents, ISIS chopping off people’s heads, social media carrying suicides and rapes… and Joy Behar of ABC’s “The View” takes aim at… drumroll please… someone in public office who admits that he prays? Got. to. be. kidding. Wish it were a joke. I have heard…


Upset Over… Everything!

It’s amazing the number of people without a life. They look for things to offend and enrage them. They imagine folks wanting to harm them and their sensitivities, rather than simply accepting that we all have different opinions on different subjects and call it a day. That’s what makes the world go round. Different strokes…


Poor Self-Esteem and Sister Wives

I don’t get it. Really, I don’t. Let me supplement that statement by saying that I have a number of close girlfriends. We laugh, we lunch, we love. But we certainly don’t share mates or men. I see the commercials for a proliferation of sister wives types of TV shows. Polygamists. Pluralists. Should I ask:…