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Author Archives: Barb Cady

Habits: Changing and Replacing

Write-down-your-negative-habits

We truly are creatures of habit and are what we repeatedly do. About 40 percent of our waking hours are a matter of habit. The primary reason for this is because habits require minimal effort or thought and allow us … Continue reading

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Attitudes: Positive or Negative?

Change to a positive attitude

Whenever this topic crosses my mind, I hear coach and trainer Zig Ziglar saying that it is time for “a checkup from the neck up” and time to “stop stinkin’ thinkin’.” Dr. Michelle Robin states that “Your mind will always … Continue reading

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Why Do I Put Off to Tomorrow What I Could Do Today?

Procrastination

“Why do I put off to tomorrow what I could do today? If it is due, then do it until it’s done!” I can almost hear my mom saying those words when I was a teenager with chores to be … Continue reading

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Foggy or Focused?

Mountains and forest

Springtime in the hills of West Virginia often has very foggy mornings. As the sun appears over the mountains and the fog begins to lift and eventually burn off, what was murky and vague becomes crisp and clear against a … Continue reading

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Using the ABCs to Care for Ourselves

Alphabet blocks

What a pleasure it has been to wander through the alphabet with you this past year. I am quite happy with the personal, positive vocabulary I have built through the 52 weeks of our journey. Below is my list. I … Continue reading

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Real People … In their own words … the letter Z

Zap, Zeal, Zest, Zip, Zowie How perfect that the alphabet ends with such an incredibly upbeat letter! It is so exciting to reflect on the many messages the other letters have given us throughout the year, and I find that … Continue reading

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Real People … In their own words … the letter Y

Yearn, Yes, Yummy No matter what the circumstances, positive people see opportunities everywhere. They understand that opportunities are not based on luck or position. Opportunity exists everywhere if you just open your eyes and look for it. Lois Wyse, president … Continue reading

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