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How to Make Time to Relax

How to Make Time to Relax

My family and I went down to the Outer Banks in North Carolina for our family vacation, but there was a twist. Our teenage son invited his friend and our daughter invited a friend along as well. Four kids and two adults for a week at the beach. You might think that it was a crazy idea, but all turned out well. 

The Secret to a Happy Life Is...

The Secret to a Happy Life Is...

What Is the Secret to Living a Happy Life?

It's easier than you think. Go up to a full-length mirror, look at your reflection, give yourself a hug and say, "I love myself." And mean it.

It's that last part that's the tricky part.

7 Simple Ways to Stay Healthy

7 Simple Ways to Stay Healthy

When dealing with health issues, it’s not always easy to have a plan to deal with injury or sickness. What I’ve learned over time is to follow the Golden mean philosophy. Aristotle might have lived a long time ago, but I think he hit the nail on the head. Simply put, the Golden mean, is to live a tempered life and not one to extremes. And when I apply this philosophy toward my health, I need to remember to have balance in my life: What I eat, drink and when to (and not to) exercise.