People Will Fail You If You Are Too Dependent On Their Validation

November 6, 2014

My husband and I recently purchased our first house. My younger brother, who is 30, never reached out to congratulate us or express one word of kindness (he has done this before, withholding excitement and well-wishes when I got engaged and then again when I got married). After a month and a half of unexplained […]

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When A Description Is Too Accurate….Or Why People Need A Filter On Their Mouths

November 4, 2014

Here’s a quick nasty customer story: I am a hair stylist, and my salon is in a popular shopping center so we get a lot of walk-ins, so sometimes when those walk-ins want to return they forget the name of the stylist they saw (even though it is on a business card we hand you, […]

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Money Is The Root Of All Funeral Evil

November 3, 2014

My maternal uncle passed away and had many years prior named me as the beneficiary of what was termed a “death policy” through his former employer. I had forgotten all about it until a distant relative mentioned that my uncle had retired from a school district and that someone should check with the School Retirement […]

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Thanksgiving Book Give Away – “Thanksgiving 101″

November 3, 2014

Of all the books given away, this is my favorite. With step-by-step instructions for classic Thanksgiving dishes, as well as new twists on old favorites, this book will become gravy-stained in its first outing. Whether you’re looking for new ways to cook turkey; traditional trimmings, chutneys, or chowders; a vegetarian entrée; or fresh ideas for […]

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Feel Good Friday – Roomba Cat

October 31, 2014

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The Starbuck Stops Here

October 30, 2014

A Florida man put an end to another “pay it forward” streak at a local Starbucks because he said he thinks people were participating out of “guilt,” not “generosity.” Peter Schorsch, a blogger, drove to the Starbucks drive-thru in St. Petersburg, Florida, on Thursday after hearing about the pay it forward phenomenon there that ended […]

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Hyping The Drama In An Already Dramatic Dilemma

October 29, 2014

The recent shooting at Parliament Hill in Ottawa hit very close to home and I was grateful for social media to both update friends and family and get a sense of what was going on. But, a friend’s actions left me shocked and I wonder if I should have shown a more “polite spine” in […]

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Peekaboo, He Sees You

October 28, 2014

As if we didn’t have enough to to be concerned regarding public toilets…. Click to share:

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