Posts by Deb


Are you convinced life was 100% better for you when you were younger?
Maybe you believe your twenties were your best of times.
Isn’t it human nature to exaggerate the best memories, and forget the bad, or is life supposed to be more of a yin and yang?
Are you convinced life was 100% better for you when you were younger?
Maybe you believe your twenties were your best of times.
Isn’t it human nature to exaggerate the best memories, and forget the bad, or is life supposed to be more of a yin and yang?
Yin and Yang
When were we the happiest?
Let’s take a look at each pivotal decade in our lives.
Do you remember what made you laugh or cry?
Here is the beginning of a – 9-part series on – “Looking Back.”
Was your life truly better before?
Can’t wait to hear what age you think was the best and why?

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We took a drive the other day to the Napa Valley.
It isn’t prime – “SPRING showtime” – in NAPA, that’s a good month away, but nevertheless, it was spectacular!
Our final destination was St. Helena, which is – “The surprise GEM of the WINE country.”
For years, my career gave me the unique opportunity to spend an inordinate amount of time driving to Napa and Sonoma,
heading from school to school. The glorious views of the wine country outside my car window as I sped along, like the seasons, are fixated in my memory. Almost every month, they pull me back north. Back to where you can find peace and infinite beauty on the roads and beneath the vineyards.

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The only way to give you a picture of this lovely, must-see stop in Puerta Vallarta is to show you!
Hope you enjoy this photo album from our day at the VB Gardens of Puerta Vallarta. They always need volunteers and your support!
Take it from me it’s so worth many visits throughout the year.
The only way to give you a picture of this lovely, must-see stop in Puerta Vallarta is to show you!

Hope you enjoy this photo album from our day at the VB Gardens of Puerta Vallarta. They always need volunteers and your support! Take it from me it’s so worth many visits throughout the year.
Vallarta Botanical Garden relies tremendously on your generosity and support as we continue to grow and maintain our tropical paradise for the enjoyment of Puerto Vallarta residents and our visitors! They offer many ways to help the gardens stay beautiful.

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So what’s the deal with friendship? Do we need 10-20-30-40 friends, or are they merely acquaintances?
They say – A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out. – Walter Winchell
For more encouraging quotes from familiar people, such as Hubert Humphrey, look here: FRIENDSHIP QUOTES
Back to – what it means to be a true blue FRIEND.
Karen Carbo in PSYCHOLOGY TODAY speaks to many of the pertinent issues with friendship: “The conventional wisdom is that we choose friends because of who they are. But it turns out, that we love them because of the way they support who we are.
What gives meaning to your life?
Friendship figures at the top of the list.
Karen goes on to say – “The dynamics of friendship have remained mysterious and unquantifiable. Like romantic love, friendships were thought just to happen. Self-disclosure characterizes the moment when a pair leaves the realm of buddyhood for the rarefied zone of true friendship. “Can I talk to you for a minute?” – May well be the very words you say to someone who is about to become a friend. Reciprocity is key. Those who know what to say in response to another person’s self-disclosure are more likely to develop satisfying friendships. Our friends are there for us through thick and thin, but rarely cross the line: A friend with too many opinions about our wardrobe, our partner, or our taste in movies and art may not be a friend for long. We have with our best friends on a “beyond-the-call-of-duty” expectation. If we suffer an emergency—real or imagined—and need to talk, we expect our best friend to drop everything and race to our side.”

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This presidential ELECTION has me thinking.
Wouldn’t it be terrific to know, which way things will work out?
Do we want to know about elections before they end or for that matter – our whole future ahead of time?
Sure, it’s appealing for many reasons and yet, is it?
Have you ever wished to know the future? Most of us have at one time or the other, I presume.
But before we consider the pros and cons – let’s take a look here: 13 CNN
Authors and Political Contributors to CNN FEARLESSLY state their PREDICTIONS for Eight EVENTS including the upcoming election –
What does CRYSTAL BALL mean then and where did it originate?

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