Tag Archives: relationships

The importance of recognizing our own self-worth — Where on Earth is Francine?

These are fragile times. People have endured unprecedented challenges and restrictions on their movements and social interactions for two years and counting, and for many, many people it will take a long time to recover. In the past 24 hours, … Continue reading

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Thoughtful Thursday: when a friend’s in need, how can we help?

Sometimes when someone we care about is in need, we have to remind ourselves that we can’t fix everything, as much as we may want to. In some instances, appropriate words of encouragement may be helpful. But not always. Some … Continue reading

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New Year’s reflections and resolutions, 2019 version

A new year is upon us; January 1, 2019 is just a few days away. My, how time flies. As far as I know, I’m the only one in my family who makes New Year’s resolutions, although I should ask … Continue reading

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Life lesson from Stephen Covey: tending the ties that bind

For those of you who are familiar with the late Stephen Covey and his work in leadership and business, you’ll know that his many lessons can be applied to our personal lives as well as to our work lives.  In … Continue reading

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