• Do You Value the Gift of Life Each Day?

    We all feel so much sorrow over the terrible tragedy that took place in Aurora, Colorado, and we send our prayers to those personally affected by it. So many lives were lost, and many more lives will...

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  • A Beautiful Morning in Santa Barbara!

    We had a beautiful snow-topped mountain scene to wake up to in Santa Barbara this morning! That doesn’t often happen here, so it was quite a sight to behold! Unfortunately, it didn’t last very long. Before noon, it...

    • Posted 8 years ago
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  • Make Space for Loving Friends and Family!

    What a lonely world it can be without friends and family that care about us! Our lives get so busy sometimes, that we may just put our heads down and keep pushing through our “To Do List.” We...

    • Posted 8 years ago
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  • Create a Circle of Kindness Around You, Wherever You Go!

    “Every man has his secret sorrows, which the world knows not, and often times we call a man cold, when he is only sad.” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow  When we’re on the outside looking in, we can...

    • Posted 8 years ago
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  • Don’t Give Depression More Power

    If you’re depressed, the last thing you usually want to do is go outside and enjoy nature, or be somewhere around other people. You probably don’t feel like being active, and you just want to be left alone....

    • Posted 8 years ago
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  • The Year Is Still New! What Will You Do with It?

    As I sit writing this, it’s the 6th of January, and our new year has just begun. There’s plenty of time for each of us to make this a year filled with good health, increased happiness, and a...

    • Posted 8 years ago
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  • The Importance of Putting the Serenity Prayer into Practice in our Lives

    THE SERENITY PRAYER God, grant me the SERENITY to accept the things I cannot change COURAGE to change the things I can and the WISDOM to know the difference. I belong to a wonderful networking group, called Contacts...

    • Posted 8 years ago
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  • The Sadness of Holidays

    By Linda Menesez – Do you ever walk down neighborhood streets at night, and think about the warm glowing scenes you see through the uncovered windows? I do! I like to imagine the happiness inside those homes! Sometimes,...

    • Posted 8 years ago
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  • You Never Know What’s Right Around the Corner!

    By Linda Menesez – My husband and I were out enjoying nature the other morning, and it made me think about how we see life. We came to a spot at a local bird refuge, and there was...

    • Posted 8 years ago
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  • Walking with My Mother Back through Time

    By Linda Menesez – I sit in the middle of such a familiar room, and yet everything feels different. Everything has changed!  I’m at my mother’s house, but she hasn’t been here in several months. My stepfather...

    • Posted 8 years ago
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  • Do You See Yourself the Way Others Do?

    By Linda Menesez, M. S.W., L.C.S.W.– How do you see yourself? Do you judge yourself harshly – or with acceptance and pride? Does the way you see yourself match with how others see you? I ask these...

    • Posted 8 years ago
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  • My Latest Missed Opportunity for a Meaningful Connection!

    By Linda Menesez – We all have opportunities every day to enrich our lives and the lives of others!  How many opportunities have you taken advantage of?  How many have you missed?  What would you do differently,...

    • Posted 9 years ago
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