Friday Fun Fact

Every second, a large hurricane releases the energy of 10 atomic bombs.

Wordless Wednesday

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The Hardest Part About Being A Single Parent

I recently read a blog post where the writer, a single mom like myself, listed the drawbacks of solo parenting. The list included the obvious: lack of sex, money, no one to help with household chores, etc.

While certainly applicable to my life, the list could have been ripped from one of those pointless government studies.  If asked what I need and crave most, it would be having somebody to share in making decisions. To me, a luxury item is a warm body I can turn to and utter those simple words: “What do you think, honey?” or better “You decide!”

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Take Five Q&A: Amy Morin, Author, “13 Things That Mentally Strong People Don’t Do”

AmyMorin2015 copyWhen psychotherapist Amy Morin wrote the piece “13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do,” she never imagined it would become one of the most read articles of all times and lead to a book of the same title.

Here the best-selling author shares how the lost of her mother, husband, and father-in-law in a short period of time was a life lesson on the importance of avoiding unhealthy pitfalls.  As she learned, developing mental strength isn’t about acting tough or ignoring your feelings – it’s about learning how to regulate your thoughts, manage your emotions, and behave productively despite your circumstances.

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Sunday’s Saying

“Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance.” Eckhart Tolle

Friday Fun Fact

According to Ashley Madison, the top ten most unfaithful cities are Los Angeles, CA; Washington, D.C.; Phoenix, AZ; Tampa, FL; San Francisco, CA; Dallas, TX; Raleigh, NC; Milwaukee, WI; West Palm Beach, FL; and Louisville, KY.

Wordless Wednesday

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New York City dog walker at work