The Taco Salad Principle

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There I was with an enormous serving of taco salad staring back at me. It was one BIG salad! No one seemed to notice, the family chatter continued around me like everything was normal. I suppose in some ways it was. This wasn’t the first time I’d faced an immense serving of taco salad. You see, my family is a diverse crew. Some eat dairy, some don’t. These two love tomatoes, the others prefer to skip them. Some eat more like bunnies, others more like carnivores. In order to appeal to the many preferences, I place all the taco salad … Read More

7 Signs of Blurred Lines

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A few summers back, there was a catchy tune that hit number one on the Billboard charts: Blurred Lines by Robin Thicke. That same song was later deemed Billboard’s “Song of the Summer” in 2013. With such a likeable tune and beat, it’s sad the words weren’t more uplifting! If you heard the song, it was likely one that was tough to get out of your head. The song sparked a whole lot of controversy, not because of the words, but because Marvin Gaye’s estate claimed that Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams, the writers of the song, had ripped off … Read More

7 Secrets to Better Boundaries

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A few weeks ago, I turned in my beloved Outback for a new 2017 Outback to take advantage of an amazing deal. While I know most people love getting at new car, I actually adored my old Outback. If the lease had not been up in a few months, and the deal not so sweet, I would have gladly hung onto my Outback! My new Outback is equipped with EyeSight® technology – a new safety feature that beeps when you veer out of your lane or get too close to the car in front of you. It also indicates when … Read More

7 Reasons to Just Say NO!

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When was the last time you said “no?” Remember when you were a child and you dared to proclaim it boldly even though it often resulted in some form of correction? Today, that tiny, two-letter word is much harder to say – even when you really want to say it. Last week, I said no to something. It was a good something – a tempting something. A few weeks earlier and I probably would not have said no, but God has been working on me. He has been teaching me things and revealing bits of me that I would rather … Read More