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New VA Rules: Good News and Bad

On October 18, 2018, new rules regarding eligibility for VA pension were implemented by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).  The new rules are quite comprehensive and while, in some significant new ways, they make it more difficult for Veterans, they also provide opportunities for Veterans to qualify for benefits that did not exist before. The

2019-02-27T11:46:05+00:00November 9th, 2018|

Find Your Tribe

You can not go anywhere these days without hearing something about your “tribe.” Do you KNOW if you even HAVE a Tribe or if you do, WHO they are? FIND YOUR TRIBE “YOU KNOW, THE ONES THAT MAKE YOU FEEL THE MOST YOU. THE ONES THAT LIFT YOU UP AND HELP YOU REMEMBER WHO YOU REALLY

2017-09-13T16:19:06+00:00September 13th, 2017|

Making A Difference

Doesn’t everyone want to feel like they are making a difference in this world? I know I do! I have met some powerful people this past week who are DEFINITELY making a difference in the world by mentoring, helping the disabled, helping non-profits raise much needed funds, helping restore local treasures, and helping heal broken relationships.

2017-09-27T16:06:22+00:00September 7th, 2017|

Vacation Time

Well, where shall we go this year? This picture was taken at the Wine Train in Napa Valley. We went there to celebrate our 30th Anniversary. Actually, we were gone 9 days. We spent 4 days in San Francisco and 4 days in Napa and then spent the other traveling. It was a fabulous trip which

2017-09-27T16:05:38+00:00September 1st, 2017|


When you hear the word COURAGE what does that mean to you? We have all known people who have exhibited courage under pressure. We have studied historical figures that have exhibited courage in trying times. Have you ever PERSONALLY met someone whom you marvel at how they are standing, much less thriving? Well, friends, I have

2017-09-27T16:05:06+00:00August 22nd, 2017|

Best Friends

Today is Best Friends day. What a wonderful day to celebrate as my friends mean the world to me! I have been very blessed with many friends over the years.  Recently, while at a Bridal Shower, I wrote the bride-to-be my advice…..NEVER lose your Girl Friends, because they will become more important to you as time

2017-09-27T16:04:27+00:00August 14th, 2017|

Graduation Season

Well, it is Graduation Season now…. and we have been going to many graduation parties for our neighbors’ children, our friends’ children and grandchildren. This is a monumental day for any teenager, parent, or grandparent alike and there is nothing like that feeling! A feeling of accomplishment, a scary feeling of the unknown, excitement for the

2017-09-27T16:03:42+00:00August 12th, 2017|

Summertime…and The Living is Easy

YES, it is June! Summer has officially begun for most as today is the last day of school for most and graduation parties are everywhere. I am personally going to 3 and I am certain that you are as well. It just made me think about Summer plans, goals, vacations, and expectations. Activities abound, no matter

2017-09-27T16:02:58+00:00August 8th, 2017|

Mother’s Day

Well….here we are at Mother’s Day week again. Otherwise known as one of the three top holidays of the year. 1. Christmas 2. Valentine’s Day (my birthday) 3. Mother’s Day are how I rank them. The reason that I chose to write about Mother’s Day is twofold: Yes, I am so very fortunate to have a

2017-09-27T16:02:08+00:00August 6th, 2017|

Reinvent Yourself

Hello again! It has been awhile, right? 5 years to be exact. WHEW! A lot has happened…. but what you need to know is that I am HAPPY and probably HAPPIER than I have ever been, at least as far as I can remember…. You see, I am HAPPY because of many reasons, not the least

2017-09-27T16:01:37+00:00August 2nd, 2017|