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How Do You Find The Time?

Posted by on Mar 25, 2015

By Vee Pope “How do you find the time?” I’m trying to break up with how that question makes me feel. It has simultaneously irked me and made me feel productive. My over...

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Motivation

5 Ways to Give Yourself Permission

Posted by on Apr 8, 2015

We find ways to justify all kinds of detrimental behavior. We can find excuses for all our bad habits, half of which are unconscious. But why is it so hard for some of us to allow...

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Health & Well-Being

Posted by on Apr 2, 2015

I don’t know about you, but I have, more than once in my life, wished there were a big ‘reset’ button sitting around that I could smack. Really smack it. Reset my day, my month….....

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Family & Relationships

Clever Keepsake Crafts for People Who Don’t Have Time

Posted by on Apr 15, 2015

Spring is in the air! Time to clean, purge, and organize. Every year, this season fills me with the desire to start a keepsake project for my kids that will–one...

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Recent Posts

Musing #44: Growing Up Beside Scientology (#Clearwater)

Musing #44: Growing Up Beside Scientology (#Clearwater)

Apr 24, 2015

Let’s be clear. I’ve naught of any real import to add to the fascinating, ever-intensifying public Scientology conversation. I’m not here to chasten the Church. That’s been done, repeatedly and brilliantly. (#TampaBayTimes #LawrenceWright #TonyOrtega) But participating passionately, as I do, in this particular public palaver from my...

The Wonderful World of YouTube

The Wonderful World of YouTube

Apr 21, 2015

We are putting the bad girls aside this week. Why you ask? I’ll tell you. While I was in the car today I had the radio tuned to “Drew Garabo Live!” on 102.5. During the show he played the audio from a video and I found myself so moved by the clip that I was crying while trying to navigate through a rain storm. The clip involved a 19 year old...

A Preview of Coming Attractions

A Preview of Coming Attractions

Apr 20, 2015

I had a different column in mind for today, however I have changed my mind. This week people everywhere have been very excited by the premier of the new trailer for “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”. I am not one of those people. It did get me thinking about trips to the movies and the trailers for upcoming films being one of the most exciting parts of...

Clever Keepsake Crafts for People Who Don’t Have Time

Clever Keepsake Crafts for People Who Don’t Have Time

Apr 15, 2015

Spring is in the air! Time to clean, purge, and organize. Every year, this season fills me with the desire to start a keepsake project for my kids that will–one day–leave them speechless and teary-eyed with joy. I just don’t have time. Projects like scrapbooking take a lot of energy and dedication to complete (not to mention a ton of...

Movies that are so bad they’re awesome!

Movies that are so bad they’re awesome!

Apr 14, 2015

Someone on Facebook yesterday put up a post asking everyone to list their favorite bad movie and that got me thinking: Ever sit down to watch a movie and it was so bad that it was great? I love a good/bad movie. These movies become our guilty pleasures and we might even be a little embarrassed if someone found out that we liked one of them. I actually...

5 Ways to Give Yourself Permission

5 Ways to Give Yourself Permission

Apr 8, 2015

We find ways to justify all kinds of detrimental behavior. We can find excuses for all our bad habits, half of which are unconscious. But why is it so hard for some of us to allow ourselves happiness, freedom, passion? Why do we make excuses for poor relationships and unrewarding careers? Embrace the Fear Fear is responsible for much of our thinking. I have...

“My Role Models Growing Up” or “A Look at Some Retro Bad Girls”

“My Role Models Growing Up” or “A Look at Some Retro Bad Girls”

Apr 7, 2015

When we are growing up we watch television, movies and sports. As children we sometimes like what we see in a person and want to grow up to be just like them. It was no different in my day except we only had about 5 channels to choose from. We did not have cable or movies at our fingertips (there weren’t even VCR’s when most of these programs...

“May I interest anyone in coffee or dessert or manners?”

“May I interest anyone in coffee or dessert or manners?”

Apr 6, 2015

Here is my next column on things that get under my skin. I thought of this one yesterday when my husband and I were out for lunch and the woman behind me was being incredibly rude to the restaurant staff. I am serious about everything I am saying in this column and hope it has enough humor in it to make you smile. Alexandra xoxo Over the years I have worked as...

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