SERVICE ANIMALS: SHOULD I CERTIFY MY PET?

   While researching my next novel, which at this writing remains untitled(I’ll keep you posted!), I had the opportunity to delve into the fascinating yet sometimes eye-opening world of Service Animals.  The formal definition is any animal specifically trained to perform tasks for a disabled individual that they would otherwise have difficulty completing on their own.  …

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9 WAYS TO FEEL GOOD THROUGH RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS – FOR FREE

Do you find it sad, as I do, that each year as the holiday season bids its farewell so do our attempts at random acts of kindness?  Does it really take a jolly old soul on a silent night, roasting your chestnuts for you to remember that you share this planet with others? Sometime in …

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COULD YOU HAVE PNEUMONIA AND NOT KNOW IT?

    I recently endured a week suffering with fevers, chills, and headaches with pressure originating behind my right eye.  With no other symptoms, I assumed I was viral and remained optimistic my immune system would prevail.  When my energy level waned, then failed, my husband brought me to the E.R. When asked about my symptoms …

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HOW TO SURVIVE THANKSGIVING WITH YOUR FAMILY

   Is the picture you conjure in your mind when you think of Thanksgiving Day one from a Lifetime movie complete with a smiling loving family, grouped around a perfectly roasted turkey with gravy, cranberry sauce, sweet potatoes, cornbread dressing, and butter rolls?  And let’s not forget the pie – apple, pumpkin, pecan; just stick it in a crust …

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10 LIFESTYLE REMEDIES TO OFFSET MIGRAINE HEADACHES THAT REALLY WORK!

Migraine headache is a subject I carry close to my heart (and head) since suffering from the mind-numbing malady since the young age of eight. For you lucky ones, never having to lock yourself in a dark cave avoiding the power tools required to decapitate the pain; a migraine headache can cause intense, throbbing, pulsing …

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AMENDMENT 1 – PROTECTION GUARANTEED

     The First Amendment of the United States Constitution guarantees freedom of expression.  We’re free to scribble or shout our opinions hugging the corner of slander and libel while aiming our arrows at whomever or what ever we have in our crosshairs. But how far do we take it, this freedom of ours? Having been born into …

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