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Four Ways to Be The Best Absent Dad You can Be

Sometimes our work takes us away. Sometimes we have made choices that have resulted in us being separated from our families. Now we have to live with the reality and try to make the best of the situation. I have 2 grandchildren who live over 1000 miles away. Here are four things that I have

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Five Ways to Turn Off Work

With our personal devices attached to our hips, most people take their work home with them. How do we create boundaries to keep our work in proper perspective? 1. Turn off Your Device. Unless it is a job requirement, you can turn off your devices. FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out) is something that you can

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The Six Things you want to Avoid to be a Good Dad

1. Substance Abuse is the number one killer of Good Dads. If you suffer from any substance abuse seek help now. Nothing is more important to you and your family. 2. Violence has the potential of destroying the lives of children for generations. If you find that you lash out at your children or spouse,

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8 Attributes of a Great Leader

We spend a lot of time flying on Southwest Airlines and I enjoy reading their in- flight magazine. I recently read about Herb Kellerher, the founder of Southwest. Herb lived a great life for 87 years and he was an ingenious leader who embodied personal qualities we should all strive towards. Here’s a bit of

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2 Steps to Find More Happiness

I love collecting treasures as I walk on the beach. Objects like sea glass, unusual shells, or unique driftwood. Sometimes the treasures I find are right on the surface. Other times they are hidden under a layer of sand or beneath small bits of trash, so I need to clear the junk away before they

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3 Ways to Become a Better Version of YOU

“Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.” Eleanor Roosevelt If you are guilty of talking more about people, or even events, instead of ideas and other great things found in living, I suggest you implement three things that will transform your life. 1) Travel. By airplane, by train, or by

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A Mental Health Checklist

If you find yourself feeling blue, agitated, or just not 100% on your emotional game lately, there are a few things you can do that will help. 1) Pray. Spend a few minutes in meditation and prayer each morning before you start your day. Even 5 minutes of quiet time will make a huge difference.

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5 Things to Help your Children Face Rejection

Attorney Richard Watts believes that many American children have developed a sense of entitlement that is enabled by parents who are overly “kid-centric” and give their children too much. While all parents want the best for their children, many well-meaning mothers and fathers work so hard to make life good for their children that they

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