Archives for December 2012

Are You A “What If I Did?” Or “What If I Do?” Person?

Are You A “What If I Did?” Or “What If I Do?” Person?

By Amanda Fox Did you ever sit back and say to yourself “That’s what I want to do!” or “That’s who I want to be!”? Most of us have. I’m actually pretty sure all of us have and likely more times than any of us can recall. Every now and then, we all dream about […]

You Only Get Out Of Life What You Put Into It

You Only Get Out Of Life What You Put Into It

By Amanda Fox There is the long held belief that you can only get out of something what you put into it. When I was kid, my dad used to explain this concept to me by saying If I only had $100 in the bank, they would only let me take $100 out. A few […]

Toxic People And How To Avoid Them

Toxic People And How To Avoid Them

By Amanda Fox Have you ever heard of people being referred to as “toxic”? As of the last 20 years or so, the term has become a common way of referring to people that aren’t healthy to be around. They are the people that seem to drag us down and wear us out with negativity. […]

Are You Living Up To Your Own Standards?

Are You Living Up To Your Own Standards?

By Amanda Fox Do you live by the standards you expect other to live by? Right away, about half the people reading this will immediately answer in the affirmative. Of the other half, a half again will likely hesitate and then answer yes. Half again will likely answer they mostly live by the code they […]

Keeping Holiday Gift Giving In Perspective

Keeping Holiday Gift Giving In Perspective

By Amanda Fox The holidays are always stressful, but this year it has proved to be more pronounced for many people. The economy isn’t what it used to be. People don’t have the kind of money to spend on gifts this year the way they did before. Families that may have earmarked a couple thousand […]

7 Ways to Avoid Stress during the Holidays

7 Ways to Avoid Stress during the Holidays

By Sharon Hayes The holidays are a wonderful time for most of us, but many of us find that they can represent a period of stress. We’ll be sharing with you some ideas on how to avoid (or at least minimize) stress during the upcoming holiday season.   1. Get Organized   One of the […]