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How Do You Respond To Negative Feedback?

Posted on 02/18/2013 11:39:09 AM

One simple but strong word springs to mind as a response to this question: I DON’T. I have finally become smart enough to understand that the best response to angry comments is silence. Why? I can repeat or clarify a misunderstanding. I can attempt to reconcile opposing viewpoints but us..

Calling B.S on Over protective Parents

Posted on 02/16/2013 05:04:22 PM

  Childhood should be a time to play in freedom and joy; When I was a child, we hopped on bikes without helmets, only wore sunscreen at the beach and ate peanut butter sandwiches. When my oldest children started school in the mid to late eighty's, they played marbles, bounced tennis balls ..


Posted on 02/15/2013 09:42:28 PM

Seriously, does every other writer logically plan out their articles, essays, short stories and books with their left brain? After reading a second prompt in eight days implying that all writers choose consciously what subjects and people they want to write about, for a moment I felt rattled. Se..

Make Him Feel Special on Valentine's Day Without Spending Money

Posted on 02/13/2013 08:57:41 AM

When Valentine's day approaches , everybody get crazy. It feels like there is something special in the air. You may notice, but you start to dream more and smile more even if it's unconsciously. This day it's the perfect occasion to straighten your relationship. However, your positive mood may be ma..

The Penny Boys

Posted on 02/12/2013 12:57:54 PM

Ruth kept repeating, over and over,"Penny down thwoat, penny down thwoat." Joseph was six months old, laying on his back in this crib, while two-year old Ruth sat at the other end, playing with a few pennies in a tiny change purse. I was washing the bedroom floor when suddenly Joseph started c..

Invisible Illness vs. Visible Illness

Posted on 02/08/2013 04:29:40 PM

People rush to help people who have physical ailments. Mental illness has the power to marginalize patients. Picture these two separate scenes. In the first vignette, a smiling young woman with a cumbersome backpack, leans with both hands on a walker as she edges towards heavy doors leading ..

Honeymoon and Happy Love Relationship

Posted on 02/08/2013 06:53:25 AM

Everybody knows how important for all machinery and equipment proper maintenance is. Maintenance and servicing are also needed for our physical bodies, our souls and our lives. Most people are striving for happy family life, but many often forget to take care of it. Anyone, who takes it as grant..

Breastfeeding Benefits for Mother and Child

Posted on 02/08/2013 06:48:49 AM

During the pregnancy mother and fetus are physically and spiritually one – heart to heart, soul to soul. The infant grows protected inside the womb and the future mom has the opportunity to get prepared, mature and establish broad spiritual bond of love with the baby. Most helpful for this ..

I am a happy anomaly.

Posted on 02/07/2013 12:32:05 PM

Credit: friendI am a happy and healthy anomaly. You would think having nine children would turn you into a frazzled wreck with a figure like the Pillsbury Doughboy and a brain gone to mush. People look at me, their eyebrows shoot up, their mouths drop open and they sputter, "YOU had 9 childre..

You Can't Get Everything Out of Books?

Posted on 02/05/2013 06:59:37 PM

Credit: familyI had never even held a newborn. I began my new career as a mother without knowing what, when, why or how to care for an infant. When I first met my future husband, I weighed 98 lbs. I had just graduated with an Honours Degree in English Literature from the University of Regina an..

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