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Hi Everyone!  I love the Hub Pages community.  I enjoy my kids, my pets, traveling, parties, decorating, reading and cooking and of course writing. I graduated from college with a business degree, and after working in the business world and owning various businesses,  I chose to go back to school to get my degree in counseling.  I enjoy helping people. I hope to share the little bit of knowledge and interests I have about a lot of things with you. My hubs will vary a span of topics on my different interests. Keep me on track and tell me what you think of my hubs. I enjoy reading other people's hubs and interacting with you.  I look forward to us getting to know each other.

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My hub http://hubpages.com/hub/Dogology-Dogs-Uncanny-Intelligence was nominated for a hubnuggets award. (Sept 2011)

My hub http://hubpages.com/hub/Save-Money-and-Explaining-Economics-to-Your-Kids won in the daily drawing Money Grows on Hubs Contest (Jan 2011)

My hub The History of Bathing from Ancient to Modern Times was nominated  and  won for "Top of the Class Contest week 15. (Feb 2011)

My hub about Totem Poles the Legacy of Native American Indians was nominated for the Top of the Class   (April 2011)

My hub about Choose the Best Dental Fillings  won the Daily Drawing in So You Think You Can Write Contest (April 2011)

My hub about my personal experiences with Super Storm Sandy won Hub of the Day (Dec 2012) http://toknowinfo.hubpages.com/hub/In-the-Path-of-Super-Storm-Hurricane-Sandy

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  • 10

    How Milk Gets from the Cow to You

    4 months ago

    There is a lot involved to make sure the dairy & milk we consume stays sanitary from the moment the milk leaves the cow to the time it is put in our refrigerator. Read & learn about milk production.

  • 7

    Why People Make Bad Decisions

    6 months ago

    Decisions, decisions. We all make good choices and bad choices. We are human and sometimes we make mistakes. But why do we make bad decisions even when we know better. The answers may surprise you.

  • 0

    Super Bowl Questions You May Never Have Thought to Ask

    6 months ago

    The annual event of the Super Bowl brings people together to celebrate with Super Bowl parties and a lot of curiosity about the facts, trivia, and history that leads up to this day.

  • 7

    The Good Things About Pizza

    6 months ago

    Is pizza good for you? The debate continues. Order pizza from a pizzeria, buy supermarket pizza, or homemade, pizza, pizza is one of the most eaten foods. This article is focused on pizzeria pizza.

  • 4

    How Did The Super Bowl Become Such a Big Deal

    6 months ago

    The Super Bowl has become a culture phenomenon. How did this one day sport event become a popular American iconic event. Read about the history of football and how it evolved to become all that it is.

  • 3

    The Footballs of the Super Bowls

    6 months ago

    NFL football is as American as apple pie. Did you know that every single football made for the professional NFL games are made in the United States? Read more about fascinating football facts.

  • 3

    Proper Nutrition for Your Cat

    7 months ago

    Do you know what to look for in cat food? There are many choices in commercial pet food. Cats have specific nutritional needs that are very different than other animals. Cat nutrition is important.

  • 9

    The Importance of Being Self Aware

    8 months ago

    How self aware are you? Many things we do, from the situations we find ourselves in, to the dissatisfaction we feel stem from how self aware we are. Self realization will bring you greater happiness.

  • 10

    Figuring Out Someone's Personality

    12 months ago

    We all look to typify a person by their personality. We try figuring out someone's personality. From their behavior and actions we draw conclusions about who they are. But are we always correct?

  • 12

    The History of Ice Cream Brands

    12 months ago

    What would mankind be like if ice cream was never invented? Ice cream is a multibillion dollar industry with an interesting history that includes innovation and entrepreneurship that spans the world

  • 9

    Procrastination - How to Stop Procrastinating

    12 months ago

    Procrastination is a habit we all do. Many reasons we procrastinate has to deal with pain and discomfort we are trying to avoid. In reality procrastination holds us back. Read great tips to stop today

  • 8

    How Your Personality Affects You

    12 months ago

    Our personality traits are defined by the way we think, & the way we behave. Everyone has a personality. It's our personality traits that differentiate us from each other & play roles in our decisions

  • 6

    How to Have a Happy Marriage - Good Relationships

    12 months ago

    Relationships are always complicated. People are complicated. Although there is no magic formula to having a happy marriage and a good relationship, there are some key factors important in a marriage.

  • 3

    Procrastination - Why We Procrastinate

    12 months ago

    Procrastination is a common habit of many of us. There are different type of procrastinators and many reasons people procrastinate. Learn why you do procrastinate and what you can do to correct this.

  • 2

    Invention of the Stethoscope

    13 months ago

    Of all the inventions in medicine, the stethoscope is probably one of the most common symbols that depict physicians. Yet, have you ever thought about how the stethoscope came to be & who invented it?

  • 2

    Angry Children - Dealing with Anger in Adults and Kids

    13 months ago

    Anger is a natural feeling that everyone has at times. Anger, when expressed appropriately is a healthy outlet for our frustration and feelings. Anger that is misdirected can have negative effects.

  • 0

    Twilight Time of Day

    13 months ago

    Twilight is a natural phenomenon that occurs everyday, twice a day on Earth. It is a spectacular & breathtaking display of lights and colors that transitions us from one part of the day to another.

  • 3

    A Happy Marriage - Tips for Resolving Conflicts

    13 months ago

    Relationships are complicated. People make things more harder than they may need to be. Read on to learn about ways to avoid conflict and improve your marriage and commitment towards each other.

  • 5

    Overly Dramatic People and Histrionic Personality Disorder

    13 months ago

    There are all types of people we encounter. Some people are drama queens - you know the kind- overly dramatic, theatrical, attention seeking. From the way they act to the way they dress, drama is them.

  • 1

    Feelings of Distress

    13 months ago

    Anxiety is something we have all felt. Stress, panic attacks, anxiety, phobias, post traumatic stress disorder, all interfere on varying levels with our comfort level & mental & physical well being.

  • 5

    Remembering Faces and Names

    13 months ago

    It might seem like it is easier to remember faces than names. Why is that? We use different parts of the brain to recognize a person's face & remember a person's name. Face recognition is easier to do

  • 1

    Stress and the Brain

    13 months ago

    Stress is everywhere. Stress can have many negative effects on a person, physically and mentally. Studies are showing that the brain is affected by constant stress. Reducing stress is important to do.

  • 8

    Nutritional Benefits of Onions

    13 months ago

    Onions have been around since ancient times and have many benefits besides just adding flavor to the foods we eat. You will be amazed at the many curative effects onions have. Read more about onions.

  • 5

    How We Focus and Concentrate

    13 months ago

    Concentration takes a lot of mental energy. Filtering out distractions and focus ing on the tasks at hand is actually a limited resource within us. The more we focus, the more productive we can become

  • 11

    Tips on Dealing With a Passive Aggressive Person

    14 months ago

    Passive aggressive behavior has many signs that we usually don't easily recognize. But it is important to understand what the passive aggressive person is doing so you avoid the traps they set for you

  • 6

    New Ideas and Divergent Thinking

    14 months ago

    There are times when we need to come up with a new way to do things or new ideas. Some people are better at coming up with innovative thoughts than others. Read on to see how you can create new ideas.

  • 4

    Does Personality Affect Longevity

    14 months ago

    There is so much about personalities. From the clothes we wear, the relationships we have, the careers we choose, to our lifestyle choices, our personality dictates everything we do. Read & learn more

  • 6

    Understand Personality

    14 months ago

    Personality is a complex topic. It is our personality that makes us each unique. As science learns more about the theories and genetics of people's personality, we will all learn more about ourselves.

  • 18

    Interesting Facts About Ice Cream

    14 months ago

    The most comprehensive list about ice cream you will find anywhere on the internet. Young and old enjoy ice cream as a delicious dessert or snack. Learn about some trivia and interesting facts today.

  • 5

    Food Presentation

    14 months ago

    Food presentation is an easy way to make it look like you fussed a lot. When we serve the food, we can just put it on the plate, or we can add a little color, a little design to transform the food.

  • 3

    Summer and Winter Solstices

    14 months ago

    The summer solstice in the northern hemisphere is the start of summer & longest day of the year. We understand the science of the seasons & astronomy. The ancient societies had their own traditions.

  • 16

    Dog People and Cat People Personality Types

    14 months ago

    There are dog people. There are cat people. There are people who love both and who love neither. What does having a pet preference say about your personality. Some studies are suggesting it says alot

  • 0

    What Makes Some People Lucky

    12 months ago

    Everyone wants to have good luck, but sometimes it may seem that some people are luckier than others. Why is that? Is luck random, or is it our destiny? What can you do to improve you luck. Read on .

  • 5

    Relief from Anxieties, Worries, Fears and Stress

    14 months ago

    Anxiety, worry, fears, and stress interfere with our natural way of being. We all worry about things, but excessive worry can make our lives more difficult than they have to be. Read these great tips.

  • 0

    Strategies for Procrastinators

    14 months ago

    Procrastination is a form of self defeating behavior. We always have a reason not to do things, but with some smart and common sense strategies you can battle the procrastination and get things done.

  • 0

    Teenagers and Self Esteem

    14 months ago

    Teenagers who have a higher self esteem will make better decisions when faced with peer pressure and become happier and more fulfilled adults. Read tips about how to improve your child's self esteem.

  • 0

    Family Dynamics and Personality

    14 months ago

    From our profession to our friendships, from our career choices to our hobbies, certain influences have impacted our choices and who we are. Do you think birth order plays a role in how we develop?

  • 6

    Why is Birth Order Important?

    14 months ago

    Birth order is a subject of great interest to many. Some dispute the traits that describe the personalities of oldest, middle & youngest children, yet many of us see ourselves in these descriptions.

  • 14

    How Exercise Improves Our Brains

    14 months ago

    Exercise improves our body and improves our mind. There are many benefits to exercising & now science believes it can even benefit our brains. Different exercise may have different results on memory.

  • 8

    How Music Affects People and Animals

    7 months ago

    Music makes our moods. The songs we sing, the music that is played, the beat we move are all an inborn reaction to the melodic sounds we hear. Man and animals respond to the tempo and rhythm of music.

  • 2

    Presidential Pets - President Warren Harding and his dog Laddie Boy

    14 months ago

    This is the 5th in a series of articles about dogs in history. You may never even have known President Warren Harding had a dog, Laddie Boy. After reading this, you will know he was a special dog.

  • 1

    The History of Paper and the Environment

    14 months ago

    Paper is probably one of the most influential products that has ever been invented. It has done more for the industrial development of the world than almost anything that mankind has ever developed.

  • 6

    Trying to Please Others

    14 months ago

    People pleasers have a strong need to be loved, accepted, and included. They tend to fear abandonment and rejection. People pleasers give up so much of themselves they end up feeling unsatisfied.

  • 7

    Relationships - Passive Aggressive Behavior and People Pleasing Patterns

    15 months ago

    Our personalities and the way we behave have everything to do with how we interact with others. Learn about who you are and the way you communicate and react and you may come to some new realizations

  • 4

    Why Do We All Perceive Smells Differently

    15 months ago

    Our sense of smell is one of our five senses. The ability to smell is very important to our quality of life. There is wonder in the world around us & much of what we perceive is through our nose.

  • 2

    Preoccupation With Unwanted Thoughts

    15 months ago

    Worry, obsessive thinking, ruminating, intrusive thoughts are things people do that preoccupy their minds,moods & feelings. Their behavior is even altered by these unwanted thoughts. You can read more

  • 0

    Frustrating People - The Passive Aggressive Personality

    7 months ago

    Some people can be more difficult than other people. People who behave in a passive aggressive way can be very frustrating people to deal with. Learn about Passive Aggressive Personality Disorder.

  • 4

    Motivations and Personality

    15 months ago

    There is a lot that makes up an individual's personality. Motivations are one such aspect. What motivates us to do certain things & behave certain ways? How is our personality affected by our motives?

  • 1

    Why We Jump to Conclusions

    15 months ago

    We can only view the world from our own limited perspective. We jump to conclusions because we try to pretend we know more about the person than we do. This fundamental attribution error is common.

  • 6

    Simplicity in the Things We Do

    15 months ago

    When things are simple, things are better. Finding simplicity in our materialistic & busy world is not easy. It means changing habits & learning new perspectives. We can have things simpler if we try

  • 3

    Who Gets Alzheimer's Disease

    15 months ago

    Alzheimer's Disease is a progressive & debilitating disorder that affects people as they age. Science is trying to learn who gets Alzheimer's & why. To date there is no cure, but there is hope one day

  • 2

    Are You a Perfectionist?

    15 months ago

    People who are perfectionist share many common traits. The need to be perfect & have things be perfect comes from our own insecurities. If you are someone who is a perfectionist, read on & learn more.

  • 6

    Feeling Inadequate - Why We Feel Bad About Ourselves

    15 months ago

    There are many reasons we feel inadequate. These feelings start in childhood & affect the decisions and behavior we make into adulthood. There are active steps we can take to be the person you can be.

  • 4

    Why We Get in Our Own Way - About Self Sabotage

    15 months ago

    We all deal with inner conflicts. Some us end up holding ourselves back & self sabotaging our efforts. There are many reasons we do this, often on an unconscious level. The key is more self awareness.

  • 1

    Why Do People Get Depressed

    15 months ago

    Depression can happen for many reasons. Sometimes it is environmental, or genetic. There are many factors that can cause depressive symptoms. We are learning more about this mood disorder.

  • 3

    Why Do We Have Different Personalities?

    15 months ago

    Personality, we all have it, yet it makes us different from each other. The study of personality and many theories have helped us gain a better understanding of ourselves and others.

  • 4

    Why Laughter is Good

    15 months ago

    Laughing is good for us for many reasons. We benefit emotionally, socially, and physically. Laughter is a bonding experience and part of our evolution as social beings. Laughter is a universal emotion

  • 2

    Making Good Choices

    15 months ago

    Every day we are faced with making decisions. We want to make good choices, but there are times we don't. Why is that? Why is thinking logically and rationally a problem for us? Read on to learn more.

  • 4

    Facial Expressions - Emotions and Feelings

    15 months ago

    Facial expressions tell us a lot about what a person is thinking and feeling. There are seven basic emotions that are universal among all people, and even among primates like chimapanzees.

  • 9

    What is Low Frustration Tolerance

    16 months ago

    Don quit his job when he didn't get a promotion. Sheilia feared all was lost when her mother entered the hospital. Carl honked his horn when the traffic moved slowly. Toby had to have the cake now.

  • 12

    Politics and Personal Beliefs

    16 months ago

    Politics and people. There will always be heated debates and deeply seated personal opinions that divide a nation, and even families. Why do people get so heated about politics?

  • 3

    Forgiving Someone Else

    16 months ago

    Why do we forgive? What is about forgiveness that feels unfair? Why forgiving difficult? Forgiving is a complicated thing. No one can tell you to forgive, when you are the one who was hurt.

  • 8

    Dealing With Feelings

    16 months ago

    Feelings - We have them every day and every minute of the day. Each experience, each interaction, each event creates feelings that will affect our mental and physical being. Learn about self awareness

  • 12

    Changing Negative Thinking Into Positive Thinking

    16 months ago

    The way we think affects everything we do and feel. Negative thinking is the cause of much of the distress we feel. Anxiety often comes from being over focused on ourselves. Learn to think different.

  • 7

    Self Beliefs and How They Affect US

    16 months ago

    Self defeating behavior is part of our self beliefs. Our perspective and the things we believe to be true slant our perspective about ourselves and others. Self beliefs directly affect our well being.

  • 1

    Business Success, the Japanese Way

    16 months ago

    Every business success is built upon fundamentals and principals. Learning about the business philosophy of Kaizen, will help any company, in any industry, a small, medium or large business succeed.

  • 4

    Effects of Emotional Trauma

    16 months ago

    Many people experience traumatic events. Some will get beyond the experience & function normally. Some will suffer the effects forever. Some will develop PTSD. Why do people react differently?

  • 2

    Passive Aggressive Behavior in Children and What to Do With Kids Who Don't Listen

    16 months ago

    Passive aggressive behavior always begins in childhood. It occurs because the family dynamics do not allow the child the freedom to express their feelings about anger. The anger comes out anyway.

  • 2

    Passive Aggressive Children and How to Deal with Kids

    16 months ago

    Passive aggressive behavior is a normal developmental phase of childhood. It is important to teach your children to be properly assertive so they don't grow into passive aggressive adults.

  • 9

    Married to a Passive Aggressive Person and What to Do

    16 months ago

    Marriage involves communication, commitment, & compromise. Often people with passive aggressive personality disorder do not do these things well. There are things you can do to improve your marriage.

  • 2

    Are You Married to a Passive Aggressive Person?

    16 months ago

    Many of us act passive aggressively on occasion to hide our resentfulness. For some this is dominant part of our personality and is detrimental to our relationships. Read on to learn more.

  • 13

    Finding Meaning and Purpose in the Things You Do

    16 months ago

    How we choose to spend our time today affects our tomorrow. It is a universal & intrinsic need to want our lives to have meaning, and for our days to have purpose. There are real ways to achieve this

  • 8

    The Importance of Self Esteem

    16 months ago

    Our self esteem affects everything, from our interactions to our careers. From our daily choices to our outlook on the world. What is it about self esteem that dictates much of ourselves and all we do

  • 15

    Being a Creative Thinker

    17 months ago

    What is creativity? Science has tried to define creativity. It is many things to many people. Research has shown that people who are creative cluster in similar cities.

  • 1

    Needing to Feel Valued

    17 months ago

    The need to feel valued, and important, that we matter is a basic emotional need that everyone feels. We want to feel that we contribute. It gives purpose to our existence and meaning to who we are.

  • 6

    The Many Ways Honey Bees Are Good for People

    17 months ago

    Honey bees may seem like a threat to people because they can sting. But when understand the wonderful things they do in nature, you will see how beneficial they are to humans and to our planet.

  • 1

    Qualities of Good Leaders

    17 months ago

    There are leaders and there are followers. What are the characteristics that good leaders need to possess? What is it about a person that makes them an effective and lasting leader? Read on to learn.

  • 12

    About Friendships

    17 months ago

    Mostly all human beings seek friendships. Friendships can be found among people from around the world, of different genders, religions, race, ages, and incomes. Friendships are timeless and universal.

  • 1

    About Emotions

    17 months ago

    Emotions are an integral part of who we are. They are designed to ensure our survival. Emotions are a complicated part of being human. They are a major aspect of our personality and our reactions.

  • 9

    Women Pioneers in History

    17 months ago

    There are many stories of people in history. Women have made many contributions that have forever changed the world. Read about how the destiny of these women created a lasting legacy for us all.

  • 2

    Know to Say No

    17 months ago

    Learning to say , learning to be assertive, learning to value your own priorities are important to you own happiness. Often we say yes, when we really want to say no. Learn how to say no.

  • 3

    People Pleasers and Happiness

    17 months ago

    People who try to please others so much, they give of themselves more than they really want to. They hold this secret inside them, hoping that the love and approval they seek will make it worthwhile.

  • 2

    Being a People Pleaser

    17 months ago

    Are you a people pleaser? Do you deprive yourself to give to others? Do you put yourself last? Do you really have the respect & admiration of others? Do you have the courage to do more for yourself?

  • 16

    Dealing With Passive Aggressive People

    6 months ago

    Ever wonder why you are the one cleaning up the mess left by someone else? Ever wonder why you can't rely on your partner, friend, or coworker because they never seem to fulfill their promises?

  • 10

    Lose weight Get More Sleep and Improve your Circadian Rhythm

    17 months ago

    Sleep patterns may have more to do with gaining weight, than what you are eating. Our circadian rhythm controls bodily functions in tune with nature. Balance and alignment is vital for many reasons.

  • 11

    Why Music Gets Stuck in Your Head

    7 months ago

    Have you ever had that uninvited song take residence in your head? The tune plays over and over again, as we become powerless at our inability to rid our mind of the annoying repetition. Read on...

  • 7

    Causes of Passive Aggressive Behavior

    17 months ago

    Passive aggressive acts happen more often than you realize. There are real reasons why people behave this way. By seeing the root causes in yourself and others, you can learn to avoid this behavior.

  • 7

    Depression from the Weather Winter Blues and Seasonal Affective Disorder

    17 months ago

    Some people who live in northern climates may suffer from depression in the shorter winter days. It is known as Seasonal Affective Disorder or Winter Blues. Read more about what science is learning.

  • 6

    Definition of Passive Aggressive Behavior

    17 months ago

    Passive aggression is an often used personality trait to hide anger and unresolved childhood resentment towards authority figures. Read more about the different aspects of passive aggressive behavior.

  • 3

    Exercise and Walking Poles

    13 months ago

    Walking poles offer many benefits to those who want to get fit and put the least strain on all parts of the body. Learn all about walking poles and features to look for.

  • 3

    How to Break Old Habits

    18 months ago

    We are creatures of habits. The things we do as part of our routine are often mindless and unthinking. It can be a battle to break bad habits and there are real reasons this can be difficult.

  • 5

    Lessons of Being a Good Listener

    18 months ago

    Learning to be a good listener is an important quality towards effective communication. You can learn some tips about how to listen effectively and make a difference in the relationships you have.

  • 6

    Acne and the Foods We Eat

    18 months ago

    Acne is a prevalent problem among teenagers and adults. Diet and the foods we consume play an integral role in skin problems .

  • 6

    How to Succeed According to Andrew Carnegie

    18 months ago

    Andrew Carnegie was a poor immigrant from Scotland and ended up becoming an American entrepreneur during the time of the Industrial Revolution. Carnegie started Carnegie Steel and became one of the wealthiest people in...

  • 6

    Stories We Tell Ourselves

    13 months ago

    Human behavior is a fascinating thing. We all tell ourselves stories about our own behavior and thoughts because it feels uncomfortable to have contradicting thoughts. We want our beliefs and our action to align closely...

  • 4

    Random Acts of Kindness and Human Nature

    13 months ago

    Random Acts of Kindness Week is February 11-February 17, 2013. Pay it Forward Day is April 25th. Bad news dominates the headlines of current events on a daily basis. None stunned our country and the world more...

  • 10

    Emotions and Clutter

    13 months ago

    Our emotions are connected to our environment. Having a comfortable neat surrounding, helps ourselves in many ways. Sometimes we are afraid to throw things out because we are afraid of the future. Sometimes we hold onto...

  • 4

    How to Select a Guinea Pig for a Pet

    18 months ago

    Guinea pigs often make for a wonderful family pet. These small animals are expressive, affectionate and gentle. But there are also many things you do need to know in order to keep them happy, safe and be a responsible...

  • 4

    Pawprints in History Part 4 - Abraham Lincoln and The Presidential Dogs

    13 months ago

    The 16th President of the United States is a monumental figure in American history. He is known for freeing the slaves and guiding our country at a very divisive time during the Civil War. In addition to the great...

  • 6

    How We Make Decisions

    13 months ago

    We human beings pride ourselves on being rational creatures. We make many decisions all day long, everyday. We would like to think that we evaluate situations and formulate rational and correct decisions based on a...

  • 2

    Choosing a Career in The Mental Health Profession

    13 months ago

    People are very interesting. The world goes round spun by the intracacies of individual personalities and interpretations of the world we share together, yet view very differently. It brings up questions pertaining to...

  • 8

    Attitude of Achievers

    13 months ago

    There are specific things you can do to accomplish what you set out to do. As you aim to achieve take meaningful and purposeful steps because what you do matters. Whether it is a New Year’s Resolution or a long...

  • 6

    Teaching Kids About Healthy Foods

    18 months ago

    Healthy eating and food are an important topic to talk about with your child. They are many ways to teach your children about healthy foods, and the earlier you start, the better. We all need to eat a variety of foods...

  • 6

    Pawprints in History Part 3 - George Washington and His Dogs

    18 months ago

    George Washington, General, first President of the United States and avid animal lover. Read about George Washington and the many dogs he owned and bred.

  • 0

    What is Potential?

    19 months ago

    To dare to dream, to dare to do, how does our untapped potential help us accomplish our dreams? Our minds, our imagination, our creativity hold the potential for all we want to be. Your potential lives within you every...

  • 3

    Understanding How Psychotherapy - How Talk Therapy Works

    19 months ago

    Feeling stuck, having trouble dealing with your emotions, or feeling overwhelmed? It is more common than you may think. According to the NIH (National Institute of Health), more than 25 % of adults in any given year,...

  • 3

    Breaking Habits

    19 months ago

    Habits. We all have them, we all do them, and we all want to change some of them. Habits are behaviors we do almost without thinking. These behaviors are deeply wired within our brains so that the things we do become...

  • 8

    Be Organized and Feel Better

    19 months ago

    Our psychological well being is tied to having a neat and tidy home. Clutter can take over and make it even harder to make your environment a more pleasant environment. You can’t run away from clutter, it will...

  • 4

    Aim to Achieve

    19 months ago

    Everything begins with a thought. Where are you going? Whether, from a New Year’s resolution, a life altering experience, a need for change, or a myriad of other reasons, we all seek successful change. Do you...

  • 6

    How to Stick to Your New Year's Resolutions

    19 months ago

    As the holiday season gets underway and New Years approaches, people across the globe are anticipating a way of reinventing themselves with their New Year’s resolutions. It is a form of self motivation in an...

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