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  • Reflections on how to deal with suicide, the most difficult death
    Reflections on how to deal with suicide, the most difficult death
    Ever since the word came out a week ago that Robin Williams killed himself, it's become apparent how powerfully the entire world has been effected. There is a powerful ripple effect going on throughout the world as we face the reality that a...
  • Impractical Jokers
    ‘Impractical Jokers’ are ‘Up Loser’s Creek’ on Tru-TV
    On last night’s episode of “Impractical Jokers,” titled “Up Loser's Creek,” Tru-TV states a loud and clear warning that the following program contains scenes of graphic stupidity among four lifelong friends who...
  • The Winter Woods
    Sometimes we just have to accept that we are................human
    Sometimes we have to hurt in order to heal. Hurting wakes up the powerful emotions we sometimes hide deep within. If we don't experience the hurt we will never heal from the old tormenting emotions and grow into the new and loving, nurturing...
  • ‘Impractical Jokers’ experience ‘Baggage Shame’ on Tru-TV
    ‘Impractical Jokers’ experience ‘Baggage Shame’ on Tru-TV
    On last night’s episode of “Impractical Jokers,” titled “Baggage Shame,” Tru-TV states a loud and clear warning that the following program contains scenes of graphic stupidity among four lifelong friends who compete...
  • Preppers should be both pessimistic and optimistic
    Preppers should be both pessimistic and optimistic
    This article will discuss why preppers should be mainly pessimistic before a disaster, such as Hurricane Sandy, and then, mainly optimistic after such a disaster.The reason why preppers should be mainly pessimistic before a disaster is because of...
  • A Poet's Expression
    Never give up…obstacles…mountains…ARE on the path to success!
    Have you ever watched an ant? Having Lived in Hawaii I have seen my share of them. Ants travel long distances with a purpose. They are tiny in size compared to other living creatures. They can carry up to two times their body weight. They start...
  • Parenting through present-day issues
    Parenting through present-day issues
    Parenting is one of the most difficult tasks ever undertaken by any human being. That being said, the rewards are just as great if a person embraces parenthood like it was meant to be embraced. The only issue is that parenthood starts out all cute...
  • Doctor Sleep
    Stephen King’s “Doctor Sleep” challenges and success
    Stephen King’s “Doctor Sleep” has been a roaring success for the sixty-six year-old author, but it did not come without difficulties. King said this of making the sequel to such a famous novel in an interview with Chris Talbot of...
  • Challenge your limits
    Challenge your limits
    She climbed the three steps to get up on the stage and stood face to face with me. She looked as if she wanted to kill me. My mind raced, how was I going to pull this off?It was our fall 2013 District 16 Conference; I was toastmaster for the...
  • Embracing differences
    Relating to others: A key component of your personal brand
    I have a friend who worked with me at a firm a few years ago. Whenever we get together we commiserate on how it was to work there. It’s the kind of company where a lot of people have worked at some time or another. It has a particular...
  • Command & Conquer 4: Arcus Bomber
    Steven’s Top 3 Most Difficult Gaming Challenges
    Hey, readers! Today I’m changing gears a little bit from reviewing games to blogging about the most difficult challenges I’ve ever had to face in gaming.#3: Playing “Five Finger Fillet” in Red Dead Redemption – For...
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    The unlikely similarities in challenges that come on and off the yoga mat
    Stretch pose. Cobra. Camel pose. Downward Dog. Ego Eradicator. These are just a few of the yoga postures that can be a challenge. You may very well have your own difficult-to-tame posture. Whatever that may be, it may cause you to give a quiet...
  • Rediscover the joy of dancing in the rain
    Rediscover the joy of dancing in the rain
    Central Virginia has seen lots of rain this summer. WSET.comreports more wet weather ahead this week and flash flood watches for much of the area.Parents throughout the area are frustrated by the continued rain, but kids seem to take it all in...
  • Kids These Days
    Issues and challenges confronting today’s youth
    Growing up in America today can be very difficult and challenging—kids face very serious issues. It’s estimated that 60 percent of kids spend at least part of their childhood in a single-parent family. To make ends meet, single parents...
  • The Long Road Ahead
    Temptation: Just walk it off
    In 2001’s Best Picture “A Beautiful Mind”, the lead character, a brilliant mathematician, learns he has paranoid schizophrenia and some of the people he has been associating with over the years aren’t actually real. Picking...