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Communication 101 * Part Three

How to Talk So People Will Listen

Our ability to communicate well as the speaker is a great asset. It presents as our most challenging, consequential and influential responsibility. 783 more words

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The clock has just struck noon and I can hear the spin cycle of the washing machine downstairs. Its rhythm and the summer heat are lulling me into a state of relaxation. 420 more words


Early morning Maytag.

Another laundry room…and a happy Jasan. We enjoyed an evening with a friend and spent the night there. As the sunshine entered the room in the morning, my little dude woke with one thing on his mind. 31 more words

The Problem of Pain

The Problem of Pain

There is a problem with pain. Other than that it hurts, that is.
The problem is that we each experience pain in a personal and unique way. 680 more words


ailsaabrahamwp reblogged this on Ailsa Abraham and commented:

Insightful thoughts from my dear friend Vivienne - we all have pain of one sort or the other.

We ALL have to Start Somewhere.

“Never forget that once upon a time, in an unguarded moment, you recognized yourself as a friend.”

Elizabeth Gilbert

What is the first step in designing a better life for yourself?

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Highlights from 7/24/14 school board meeting

This was a fairly quiet month, outside of the sale of Milford Main (see first bullet below).  Here are the highlights from the July board meeting:


Turning good kids into good adults

A parent’s job is to raise his or her children to be adults who can go out in the world and find their own success.  Part of this is also helping our kids learn to be… 59 more words