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From Victim to Victor

One reason we love providing you with informative, inspirational, or even humorous blogs is that we get to have conversations about topics that matter in our day-to-day lives; things we might not otherwise talk about.  We dialogue on a wide variety of issues from how to work through family conflicts, to the health benefits of…

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No Messing Around, It’s Spring!

Congratulations!  We did it! We’ve made it through one of the worst winters in decades, and at long last the temperatures are rising, the sun is shining, and the grass is turning green.   Life always looks a little brighter in spring.  But before we can bask in the sunshine there are few things we need…

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The Coming of Age

We move through life at warp speed these days.  Everything is fast—fast—fast, and our patience for anything slow seems to be dwindling. We get impatient waiting for the microwave to warm our food, when the line at the grocery store has more than one person in it, or while waiting for a pedestrian walking too…

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Life Is Like A Cell Phone

When cell phones first became available on the public market, society quickly embraced the new luxury/convenience item.  Some of the original models were the size of footballs, or were so clunky they had to be carried in a bag.  Yet consumers wanted them and purchased them in droves.  Year after year the demand for cell…

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The Story of Adreian Payne: An inspirational story of life after loss

Stories of life, love, loss, and inspiration are often found in the places we least expect.  One such story comes from the world of college basketball, and whether you’re a fan of the sport (or not), you surely will be a fan of the story of Adreian Payne.   Adreian was born in Dayton, Ohio.  His…

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Help Others and Help Yourself

Do you know the fastest way out of a bad spot?  We can tell you, though you probably already know.  Have you guessed it yet? Come on, you know (hint-hint: it’s in the title); you just don’t want to say it.  But here’s a gentle reminder:  The fastest way out of a bad spot is…

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Honoring Our Own

Funeral directors aren’t the kind of people who need constant praise and acknowledgement.  Many receive their greatest satisfaction in just knowing that your family was well-served in the process of honoring your loved one.   This is where they draw their greatest sense of pride and accomplishment.  But in 2007, then-Senator Herb Kohl submitted a resolution…

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No Pet Peeves

In just about every neighborhood there’s that person that people point to and whisper, “There’s that Crazy Cat Lady” or “That’s the Mad Man of Mutts.”    They’re the hoarders of our canine and feline friends, and though it’s easy for us to get a little peeved when pet ownership is taken to the extreme, often…

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Retreat and Renew

Stop the world, I want to get off! Have you ever said that, or at least thought it?  Most of us have.  When the demands and challenges of life get too great, it’s natural to want to “fall off the face of the earth” so to speak, or to retreat—at least for a time.  And…

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Working Through Family Conflicts

The death of a loved one is without a doubt one of the most stressful times for any family.  We’re overwhelmed with our own feelings of sadness and grief, yet there are funeral arrangements to consider and decisions that must be made.  Most often, family members can support one another through the processes, but for…

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