10 Lessons I Learned by Leaving my Career Job

Leaving teaching was not an easy decision, but it was a necessary for my health and well-being. You may remember from my previous posts, that I suffered from stress-related depression and anxiety. I was suffering mentally, emotionally, physically, and spiritually. When you aren’t taking care of yourself, it’s difficult to take care of others. After being away from the field

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Functional Friendship

  What is a friend and what does it mean to have functional friendships? Today at church our sermon was on Functional Friendship…but what is a functional friendship? Friends…we have them on Facebook, we see them occasionally, we hang out with them, we chat or text, and we share our thoughts and feelings with them. Sometimes these friends are just

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Life…How to Lighten Your Load

Life…How to Lighten Your Load…Tonight I sit here pondering life. I’m almost beyond words when it comes to suicide. I just found out from Facebook that a brother to one of my friend’s committed suicide and Bobby Brown’s and Whitney Houston’s daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown, died after her attempted suicide attempt. How do people take their own life? Is there something

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My Anniversary Surprise!

This past weekend my husband surprised me with an Anniversary Trip!!! This is the second year in a row he’s completely surprised me. To read about last year’s trip, see my previous post entitled, Surprise Trip. Unlike last year, this year we ventured outside of Michigan. Our first stop was at a park called Aullwood Garden Metropark in Englewood, Ohio.

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Surprise Trip

Have you ever been on a surprise trip? You know, one someone has planned for you and you have no idea where you are going?? Well, I am going on a surprise trip this Thursday. My husband is surprising me with a three-day get away to somewhere to celebrate our 15th Anniversary which is July 22. There are a couple

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What Exactly is Happiness?

What exactly is happiness? According to Wikipedia, happiness is a mental or emotional state of well-being marked by positive or pleasant emotions ranging from contentment to intense joy. The definition of happiness varies from person to person. But why??? I believe it’s because we all define happiness in different ways. Some people find happiness in their daily activities whereas others

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Art Fairs and Craft Shows in Michigan July 2015

Summer isn’t summer without a good art festival (of course that’s my opinion). One of my favorite art festivals, Plymouth Art in the Park, is taking place this weekend. Plymouth is a quaint little town with some unique stores and restaurants. In the heart of the town is Kellogg Park with a beautiful water fountain and sitting areas. This is

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Feelings Redesigned

Feelings Redesigned… So during the night last night my husband’s car was broken into and all his power tools were stolen. This was about $300 worth of tools. I’ve been thinking about this all day and although we feel violated…we have much to be thankful for and we are blessed. The thing that bothers me about a situation like this

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