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Allow The Waves To Do Their Work, Carolyn Massiah May 2017

Allow The Waves To Do Their Work, Carolyn Massiah

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I have found that the beach is one of the most relaxing places to visit.


It's Time To Spring Clean Your Closets — And Personal Relationships, Carolyn Massiah Mar 2017

It's Time To Spring Clean Your Closets — And Personal Relationships, Carolyn Massiah

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I looked at my calendar recently and realized that spring is rapidly approaching. Each year at this time, I’m like millions of others who undertake the task of spring cleaning our homes.


Relationships That Have Roots Are The Anchors In Our Lives, Carolyn Massiah Jan 2017

Relationships That Have Roots Are The Anchors In Our Lives, Carolyn Massiah

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The view in my backyard is a conservation area full of various types of trees. As the seasons pass, the trees lose their leaves and even some of their branches, but the trees remain in large part due to their sturdy roots.


Preparation Is The Key To Facing Whatever May Come Your Way, Michael Preston Oct 2016

Preparation Is The Key To Facing Whatever May Come Your Way, Michael Preston

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Professional football coach George Allen was famously quoted as saying: “Winning is the science of being totally prepared.”


The Only Way I Was Going To 'Veganize' My Life Was To Immerse Myself, Amanda Osorio Sep 2016

The Only Way I Was Going To 'Veganize' My Life Was To Immerse Myself, Amanda Osorio

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This summer I made the decision to do something that many Latins often hesitate to attempt: become a vegan.


The Only Time You Truly Can Have Everything Is On A Bagel, Michael Preston Jul 2016

The Only Time You Truly Can Have Everything Is On A Bagel, Michael Preston

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Of all of the bagels there is nothing quite as satisfying to me than the Everything Bagel with cream cheese at a shop in town. It gives me everything I want out of life: a warm bagel that is crunchy on the outside, soft on the inside; a savory and salty blend of sea salt, garlic, poppy seed, onion, and other stuff I cannot place right now. And then the cream cheese. Gooey and sweet, it cuts through all of the savory in a way that is magical.


Dear Daughter, In Face Of Tragedy Try To Keep Your Spirit Intact, Leandra Preston-Sidler Jun 2016

Dear Daughter, In Face Of Tragedy Try To Keep Your Spirit Intact, Leandra Preston-Sidler

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“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.'” – Mister Rogers


Lessons From A Garbage Dump: How To Say 'No', Michael Preston May 2016

Lessons From A Garbage Dump: How To Say 'No', Michael Preston

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It was a symbol of excess and waste in 1980s New York City. The massive 2,200-acre Fresh Kills Landfill in Staten Island, N.Y., was once the largest garbage dump in the world.


Appreciating The Simple Moments More Than Onslaught Of Technology, Leandra Preston-Sidler Jun 2014

Appreciating The Simple Moments More Than Onslaught Of Technology, Leandra Preston-Sidler

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I admit it. I’m addicted.


Some Graduates Have A Plan – For You Others…, Mark Routhier Apr 2014

Some Graduates Have A Plan – For You Others…, Mark Routhier

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As the school year comes to a close, the inevitable question arises for graduating students: What am I going to do?


Sometimes We Need To Press 'Reset' Button And Return To Basics, Erin O'Flaherty Apr 2014

Sometimes We Need To Press 'Reset' Button And Return To Basics, Erin O'Flaherty

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I’m not a germaphobe by any means, but I love cleanliness. When I clean, I really clean, and I usually won’t stop until the mixed smells of my various cleaning products permeate my house.


I Can't Pinpoint When The Problem Started – It Was Just There, Rebekah Mccloud Jan 2014

I Can't Pinpoint When The Problem Started – It Was Just There, Rebekah Mccloud

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As I grow older, a bad word that starts with C has crept into my vocabulary – and my environment. I’m having a hard time ridding myself of it. It niggles at my edges, and like a bad haircut it has become my constant companion.


It's Time To Convert The – In Your Life To !, Maritza Martinez Jan 2014

It's Time To Convert The – In Your Life To !, Maritza Martinez

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The beginning of a new calendar year is always a good time to reflect on the previous 12 months and set some goals for the future.


I Love It When Linus Reminds Me What Christmas Is About, Mark Routhier Dec 2013

I Love It When Linus Reminds Me What Christmas Is About, Mark Routhier

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As Linus said: “Sure, Charlie Brown, I can tell you what Christmas is all about. Lights, please: ‘And the angel said unto them, Fear not, for behold, I bring unto you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you this day is born in the City of Bethlehem, a Savior, which is Christ the Lord...’”


The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year, Rebekah Mccloud Nov 2013

The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year, Rebekah Mccloud

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When is the most wonderful time of the year? December — right? — despite the many people and things that try to blur the calendar.


Cat Got Your Tongue? (The Lost Art Of Conversation), Rebekah Mccloud Sep 2013

Cat Got Your Tongue? (The Lost Art Of Conversation), Rebekah Mccloud

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My mother and I were eating dinner recently at her favorite restaurant. We spent several hours talking, laughing and enjoying our meal.


The Meaning Of Life – Or At Least University Life, Mark Routhier Aug 2013

The Meaning Of Life – Or At Least University Life, Mark Routhier

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The sun will one day burn itself out and all the magnificence and strife that is humankind will be a whisper in a vacuum, a ripple through dark space.


Age Is Nothing But A Number, Rebekah Mccloud Jul 2013

Age Is Nothing But A Number, Rebekah Mccloud

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I am one of 76 million children born in the United States between 1945 and 1964. I am a Baby Boomer and have reached the age when I am counted as a bona fide “senior citizen.” I received my AARP card nearly a decade ago amidst some grumbles and groans until I realized all of the discounts it afforded me.


An Ode To Florida’S Summer – And A Time To Remember, Carla Poindexter May 2013

An Ode To Florida’S Summer – And A Time To Remember, Carla Poindexter

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It is summer in Florida again, when I always think back to my first summers here and why I still love this time of year.