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All in a Day’s Work

Posted by on Nov 20, 2014

As I was ruminating on writing this article a few days ago, it occurred to me that when I think about work-life balance, I often think about how much I’m working versus not, or...

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Motivation

Finding Gratitude Through Darkness

Posted by on Nov 26, 2014

“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a...

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Health & Well-Being

All in a Day’s Work

Posted by on Nov 20, 2014

As I was ruminating on writing this article a few days ago, it occurred to me that when I think about work-life balance, I often think about how much I’m working versus not, or...

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Family & Relationships

Little Loves: What Makes A Grandparent?

Posted by on Oct 16, 2014

By Mo Breden I’m NOT a Grandma. I may never be.  I have made my peace with it, and I sincerely am ok with it.   One of my most ardent desires in life was to be a mother, and I was...

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Recent Posts

Giving Thanks From This Day Forth

By Mo Breden Today is Thanksgiving, and we all have our own reflections on what the day means to us and to those things and people for whom we give thanks. I want to shift the focus just slightly to center your thoughts on today and every day from this day forward. In order to do that we go back to Robert Herrick in the 17th Century, who wrote a poem, To the...

Finding Gratitude Through Darkness

Finding Gratitude Through Darkness

Nov 26, 2014

“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.” –Melody...

Giving Thanks

Giving Thanks

Nov 25, 2014

Movie Bad Girl of the Week will return next Tuesday   Thanksgiving is approaching quickly. That makes this the time of year that we think about what we are thankful for. In reality we should be thinking of what we are thankful for on a year round basis and not just in November at Thanksgiving time. So I am going to list things that I am thankful for all...

All in a Day’s Work

All in a Day’s Work

Nov 20, 2014

As I was ruminating on writing this article a few days ago, it occurred to me that when I think about work-life balance, I often think about how much I’m working versus not, or what I am doing in my down-time for self-care and to decompress. Holy smokes! I have been overlooking an enormous chunk of the day in this equation: the work part of the day....

Choosing Sanity This Holiday Season

Choosing Sanity This Holiday Season

Nov 19, 2014

They’re here whether we like them or not. The “holidays” are on us like a tick on a dog. Some of us may be gleefully pulling out Christmas decorations while the rest of us cram leftover Halloween candy down our throat. It’s time to STOP. I mean it. Last year, at this very time, I started a fast descent into the holiday blues–which...

Available on Video Movie Review: “The Call”

Available on Video Movie Review: “The Call”

Nov 18, 2014

WARNING: This column contains major spoilers “9-1-1, what’s your emergency?” These words are spoken over and over, every second of every day. The calls coming in to a 9-1-1 center range from the absurd: A Florida woman who called because McDonald’s was out of Chicken McNuggets and they would not give her, her money back and were trying...

Now and Then Part 1

Now and Then Part 1

Nov 17, 2014

I was sitting here watching “Needful Things” with my husband. That made me think of a store I was once in. It was full of retro items which made me get lost in a world of nostalgia thinking of my childhood. I was in the store  for about 3 1/2 hours enjoying looking at all the items and taking pleasure in my memories of simpler times. When I was...

Swimming Is My Passion. What’s Yours?

Swimming Is My Passion. What’s Yours?

Nov 13, 2014

By Mo Breden Life with Mo took a pretty amazing turn this month. I have written previously about my swim life. On the 5th of November, I celebrated two years as a Master Swimmer. On the 7th of November, I achieved a personal swim goal for 2014 of swimming 500 miles. And finally, on the 9th of November I completed my first marathon swim, of 8 miles. Swimming...

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