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Author Archives: Barb Cady

Making Room for the Positive

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Sometimes I need to shut down my computer for a bit, just to clear out the clutter from past tasks and make space for new input. The circuits become overloaded with information that has to be removed in order to … Continue reading

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Respect

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In the movie, “RESPECT,” recently made about Aretha Franklin’s life, Jennifer Hudson channels Aretha’s incredible talent. At the time of that song’s release, it was a powerful statement that everyone is entitled to be treated with respect. And in her … Continue reading

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Billy Joel: “Piano Man”

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As some of you may have heard me mention on other occasions, I learned to play the piano as a youngster on an old upright that still sits in my home and brings me joy. A few days ago, I … Continue reading

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Congeniality

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Back when the new millennium dawned, a movie debuted titled “Miss Congeniality.” It was a box office success, grossing over $200 million. (A sequel followed shortly after.) Two decades later, some of the problems the film highlighted still exist, but … Continue reading

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Empathy and Caring

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Challenges are a part of life, and being there for each other through the rough times is so important. Have you ever heard the expression “fair-weather friend”? Unfortunately, throughout the years I’ve encountered folks who meet that definition, but I’ve … Continue reading

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Integrity

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Fall is definitely in the air today, and the signs are showing on the hills of my home state! Just as spring gifts us with the forty shades of green known throughout the countryside of my ancestors, the calico quilt … Continue reading

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Do It First and Move On

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From Yoda to Nike, Mother Teresa to Martina McBride, people have expounded on the need to “do it anyway.” Are you a procrastinator? Do you put off the biggest challenge? Do you delay the start of something that you could … Continue reading

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