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Tag Archive for ‘Mental Health’

You Really Aren’t Lame

I’ve been experiencing the gift of small talk lately, something that seems to get a bad rap. Sure, it’s a must-do at work-related functions and can be forced at cocktail parties. That’s the side of the coin that folks tend to focus on; but small talk doesn’t have to stop there. When used thoughtfully, small talk can be a useful antidote to stress.

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Dream Doing

It’s deadline week for the Decatur Magazine, which means I’m elbow deep in word counts and writing styles, and I couldn’t be happier about it!Here’s a little something you might not know about me: I was a stay at home wife before I was a stay at home mom. That means I had loads of free time. The shopping/lunching stereotype didn’t suit me. Well okay, the lunching part did, but you can only eat for so long.

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Mutt’s Gone Wild

The year is 2006, winter, second semester of my senior year of college. My brother, Troy, and Heather, my to-be sister-in-law, were out of town, returning in the wee hours of the morning. Troy asked me to go to the house and check on their newly adopted dog, Harley.

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