ma holding hambuger on front of him with a bite missing

Freedom Friday: Ketchup Taught Us Patience

The Heinz Ketchup company taught us about patience; when ketchup was still packaged in glass bottles they had to show you it was worth the wait. Psychology Today says that when people understand up front that there will be a delay or they expect that the rewards will come soon, they are significantly more patient and their frustration with…
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abstract picture profile of man against a red background and agrey red lines over the back of his head

What’s Wrong Wednesday: Men Experience Significant Stigma Based On Mental Health

“It’s okay to not have your shit together. It’s okay to feel depressed. It’s okay to feel overwhelmed. It’s okay to be sad. It’s okay to be anxious. It’s okay to be scared. It’s okay to not have everything figured out, to feel a wave of uncertainty come crashing over you and not know which…
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a van with is parked in an accessible parking space with their ramp down is down reaching into the access aisle.  A red vehicle parked in the access aisle and the drivers side front wheel is actually on the the ramp

What’s Wrong Wednesday: Access Aisle Not Just A Clever Name

This picture was taken in Waco, TX.  The message from the person who took the picture (Leeann Woodall Fortenberry), “Not only did this lady park illegally in the white lines used for unloading from wheelchair accessible vehicle….she ALSO drove up ONTO my ramp.” It’s the responsibility of businesses or privately-owned facilities that provide goods or services…
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the words “give up being perfect for being authentic” by Hal Elrod

Motivational Monday: The Life We Create

Ten years ago… I turned my face for a moment and it became my life. We sabotage our creative possibilities because the world revealed that our imagination may not fit well with the life we have taken so much trouble to construct over the years.  Faced with the pain of that distance, the distance between…
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: the sky above snow cover mountain peaks are opening up to swirling cloudy colors surrounded by a dark sky. Just above the swirling colors of the sky are the words, Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. In the lower snow covered mountains are the words, Live the life you imagined. Henry David Thoreau

Freedom Friday: Living The Changes Of Life With Grace

It is not the things in life we have done that we regret on our deathbed, it is the things we did not do. (Randy Pausch. The Last Lecture) The wonder of life is often overlooked.  The preciousness of being alive, of appreciating ourselves, each other, and our world, is sometimes the last thing we…
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