Giving Without Recognition #DontSweatAdventure

Chapter 8 of Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff focuses on giving without recognition. The title of the chapter gave me a good laugh, Do Something For Someone Else – And Don’t Tell Anyone About It. The reason for seeing humor in this is sort of my nighttime ritual on Twitter. I try to share something regarding a way to pay it forward every night. And my tweet begins with “Do Something Nice For Someone Else”. Quite a coincidence that this is the first chapter a group of Inspiring Social Media is working on along with Universal Women. The message is that it is great to help others, but that you … [Read more...]

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What to Say When You Don’t Know What to Say

(Reader note: This is a guest post by one of Connie's blog buddies.  Connie may need to hear from her friends now, too.) When something bad happens to a friend, aren’t you supposed to step up and offer to be there for them?  You know…after a death, or during a divorce, aren’t you supposed to make it clear they can lean on you if they need to? I always considered myself lucky in the friend department.  I have lots of friends from all the phases of my life.  From all over the world.  From right in my own neighborhood. But many of those friends have disappeared on me during my most … [Read more...]

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Why I Voted for President Obama Again

I knew I was going to vote for President Obama again when he announced that he would be running again. The choice was that clear. Some of My Reasons: The Economy – President Obama has put the middle class and low-income class first and will continue to do so. . He is working to end poverty and hunger by helping people get trained for work, by creating jobs, lowering taxes and supporting services such as SNAP (food stamps) and WIC. He has bailed out the auto industry because it stopped people from losing their jobs and is now creating more jobs. He reformed Wall Street which leveled … [Read more...]

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Dove Movement for Self-Esteem Role Models #DoveInspired

The Third Annual Dove Movement for Self-Esteem campaign is starting off by providing girls, tweens and teens with information on positive female role models to emulate and help them reach their full potential. Role models make a positive difference in the lives of others, even if it’s just one person. Encouraging female role models are real women: professionals, those working in the STEM fields – science, technology, engineering and mathematics, those working in male dominated fields, mothers (biological, adoptive, foster step-mothers and anyone who takes on that role) and women who … [Read more...]

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Let Go And Move On

Today we slept in. No more school for the summer and the rules are out the door. Not just for Sammi, but for me too. We’re going into territory we haven’t before and it feels decadent. We woke up around 11 am giggling like little girls. We put the TV on and watched the end of the Diamond Jubilee ceremony. We planned on watching the whole thing. Too late. Sammi said, “Don’t worry, Mom. It will be on all weekend.”  Let go and move on. The TV, the phone and our internet suddenly went out. This plugged in mom and daughter duo sat there in shock. My iPhone didn’t even work to check emails. I … [Read more...]

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