Michelle Wicks-Cypher, Travel There and Back, Empowering Adventurers

Michelle Wicks-Cypher, Founding Travel Agent with Travel There and Back of Monroe WA (and another of my BNINW Sky Valley Business Boosters Monroe chapter mates) wants to teach tourists to be travelers, and wants to help travelers extend their adventures in directions they may never have imagined.   Michelle is especially passionate about finding opportunities…

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Women with Attention Deficit Disorder by Sari Solden

Women with Attention Deficit Disorder is an invaluable guide to understanding the lives of women with ADD.  Ms. Solden examines several possible journeys of such women, beginning in their early childhoods and following them to middle-age.  She illustrates common differences between the experiences of men and women with ADD.  She coaches her readers through the…

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Driven to Distraction by Edward Hallowell and John Ratey

Driven to Distraction by Dr. Edward Hallowell, a world-renowned expert on pediatric ADD and himself a person with ADD, and Dr. John Ratey, a Harvard Medical School Neuropsychiatrist, is a poignant, at times lyrical, message of hope for ADD-abled people and their neighbors, colleagues, friends and family.   This book is a comprehensive examination of…

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Where’s There Is Smoke Make Sure There is No Fire!

I’m reblogging this from Rhonda Sanderson of Pillar to Post Home Inspectors, after finding it on a blogging site called ActiveRain. I was once in a work situation when people ignored a fire alarm for what turned out to be a REAL fire. A dozen people could have been hurt. I’ve always been hypervigilant since. This…

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Making Peace with the Things in Your Life by Cindy Glovinsky

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In Making Peace with the Things in Your Life, Ms. Glovinsky begins with a simple idea: that all people have emotional responses to their Things.  And she ends with a meditation on life.  Warm, witty, thought-provoking and kind, Ms. Glovinsky gently teaches you to identify your reactions to Things, whether those reactions are fearful, possessive,…

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When is Too Much?

Shoes Goodwill Glitter Sale Nov 2017

I see a lot of Legos. And collections: Hummels, purses, plates, hats, Star Wars toys, shoes, holiday decorations, jewelry, books, makeup, cookware … and collectible Legos. By my standards, I have a massive, intrusive amount of Legos in my house: my son treasures sets, and scratchbuilds with loose pieces. I suspect I could build a…

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Thanks Forgiving

I struggle with forgiving. Taking on forgiveness, a conscious act of forgiving someone, sometimes feels dangerous to me, as if I will leave myself deliberately vulnerable to another transgression by an offender. But there is strong research (the pioneers are Dr. Fred Luskin of Stanford University and Dr. Robert Enright of the University of Wisconsin-Madison) that…

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The Challenge of Language

I have to. I must. You must. I have to meet this deadline. I must meet this deadline. You must meet this deadline. I have to meet this deadline to get organized or I’ll be embarrassed when my friends come over for the party. I must meet this deadline and then I’ll have a more…

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