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Everything In Moderation

Recently I spent some time visiting my daughter and her three sons who live in Pennsylvania.   The older boy, who is six, has chocolate chip pancakes for breakfast and a peanut butter and jelly sandwich for lunch, every day.  I decided to try to explain the saying "everything in moderation".  I told him he needed a variety of fruits and vegetables, dairy and whole grains.  It didn't go well. ...


Just Do It

Just Do It.  I don't know where Nike came up with that slogan, but it works. Procrastination is a major problem for a lot of people.  Who knows why.  Maybe it is fear of getting the job done.  Maybe the job is so big you don't know where to start so you just put it off until another day.   Maybe you really don't want to do it in the first place. Whatever the reason, the answer is to Just D ...


Swine Flu

Flu season is upon us, but this year we also have to contend with Swine flu (H1N1).  Whether you want to admit it or not, everyone is just a little bit concerned about it.  As someone who has a compromised immune system, I thought I would let you know the answers to my questions. I have Crohn’s disease and did not want to get a flue shot if it contained a live virus. The “flu shot” is an ...


How to Find Your Work/Life Balance

According to Wikipedia, balance (metaphysics) is a desirable point between two or more opposite forces.  For most people work and life are those opposite forces.  So how do you find the balance? No one can tell you where your balance should be as everyone has different priorities.  You must find your own balance. You don’t just wake up one morning with inner peace and harmony in your life.  ...


The Mayonnaise Jar and Two Beers

When things in your life seem almost too much to handle, when 24 hours in a day are not enough, remember the mayonnaise jar and the two Beers. A professor stood before his philosophy class and had some items in front of him.   When the class began, he wordlessly picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise jar and proceeded to fill it with golf balls. He then asked the students if the jar was fu ...


Breast Cancer Awareness

On a recent visit to Virtual Assistant Forums, I read a thread written by a fellow VA asking for support for her mother as she walked in the Weekend to End Breast Cancer on September 11 – 13, 2009. This is one of many similar 60 kilometer walks in Canada to support research, treatment, and services through the Campbell Family Institute at The Princess Margaret. According to the Cancer Institute ...