When Sleep Goes Wrong (part 1)

Do you snore? I have for years. Of course, I’m a sleep and I don’t know it.

Do you snore loudly? My husband has said for years that I snore like a bear.

Has anyone ever told you that you stop breathing when you sleep? Wait, I didn’t know that was happening. My family did, but thought that’s just how I sleep and never thought to mention it.

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I wish I’d known years ago that my snoring was a symptom of more serious health concerns.

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Keep Language Simple to Reach a Larger Audience


I’m a member of a club that helps develop public speaking and leadership skills. A very small, but fun, part of the meeting is the “Word of the Day” that we are challenged to use during the meeting.

While it’s fun to learn new, complex words and figure out ways to use them in the meeting, I recently admitted to a fellow club member that I rarely use the words again.

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6 Steps to Encourage Goals and Dreams

A father and his 8 yr old son were in the yard throwing a football around.

“I’m gonna be in the NFL one day!” said the boy.

“You can’t even catch the ball, son,” said the dad.

“I’m gonna learn, and then I’ll play NFL,” the boy shot back.

“Son, NFL players start learning when they are 4 or 5, and they practice hours a day,” said his dad. “It’s too late.”

After a few minutes, the little boy put the football down and found something else to do.

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Dog Walking: Why I Stopped Using a Bicycle

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Every dog lover knows that dogs like and NEED walks.  Dogs like exploring, and they NEED to expend energy.

Pent up energy is what causes nervous habits for dogs, like chewing shoes, walls, door frames, excessive barking, etc.

While I know Lucky, my hundred pound Lab/bulldog mix, enjoyed and needed the walks, there were days that I just didn’t feel like I had the time or energy for a 30 min to hour long walk.

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