Category Archives: human nature

Why the Beach makes us Happy.

“Places like waterfalls and beaches where negative ions are naturally produced can have a negative ion concentration of up to 10,000 negative ions per cubic centimeter whereas busy cities can have negative ion levels as low as 100 ions per … Continue reading

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It’s not easy being human

I have been boasting all year about not getting sick. Not being sick when you’re a kindergarten teacher is truly something to brag about. There is always someone sneezing and achieving Olympic distance while tossing their wadded up tissue on … Continue reading

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Family Matters. Family, Matters.

“You can kiss your family and friends good-bye and put miles between you, but at the same time you carry them with you in your heart, your mind, your stomach, because you do not just live in a world but … Continue reading

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Good Night

“Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could.  Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day. You shall begin it serenely and … Continue reading

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Paving the Purpose of the Path.

“Life will give you whatever experience is most helpful for the evolution of your consciousness. How do you know this is the experience you need? Because this is the experience you are having at the moment.” ―    Eckhart Tolle,    A New … Continue reading

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I Wouldn’t Eat Cereal out of that Bowl.

My dog poops a lot. Dr. OZ would say she’s very healthy. Our backyard (and front yard and side yard) are full of evidence. When I walk my dog, I always pick up the evidence. But in my backyard? I … Continue reading

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Always Go to the Funeral : NPR

Dad dished out advice my entire life. I didn’t always take his advice, it was often hard to swallow. He was old and I was young enough to know better. Now, we are both older. We both got smarter.  I’m … Continue reading

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I’ll drink to that.

“Advertising says to people, ‘Here’s what we’ve got. Here’s what it will do for you. Here’s how to get it.” -Leo Burnett quotes. …this commercial says so much more. #loveallanimals

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We Have no Mittens.

It’s a snow day in upstate NY; I’m still I my jammies. The Today show, Pinterest, and FB keep me company this morning. Yes, I enjoy this bonus day at home. Yes, I miss those 5-yr old coworkers…   especially on a cold winter morning. … Continue reading

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21 Secrets for your 20s | Paul Angone | All Groan Up

For those 1/2 my age with more than twice the living and learning yet to do. 21 Secrets for your 20s | Paul Angone | All Groan Up. Related post:  Know any 20-somethings?

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