Category Archives: accomplishments

Feel Good About Yourself: List Two Hundred Accomplishments

During a period of low self-esteem years ago, I read an article that suggested everyone should compile a list of two hundred accomplishments to date. The author guaranteed it would be a confidence-builder and a mood enhancer. My immediate reaction … Continue reading

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Celebrating 5,000+ Blog Hits in the First Three Months

Thanks for joining me today to celebrate exceeding 5,000+ blog hits on Thoughts, Tips and Tales in the first three months! I truly appreciate everyone who’s visited the site, read posts, left comments and “liked” specific messages. Personal blogging is … Continue reading

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The Great Adventure: Writing My First Book

A little over 20 years ago when my son was a toddler, I had a brainstorm: write a book about great places to take kids in the area. I was an at-home mom, no product like that existed locally and … Continue reading

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15 Bucket List / Lifetime Goals Achieved So Far: The Dream vs. the Reality

When you’re a child and a 20-something, you dream of doing many things during your life. Although you don’t formally label it a bucket list — or a lifetime goal — that’s what it is. What childhood and early adult dreams … Continue reading

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My Bucket List

Was reading today about “bucket lists” and found a lot of great resources online with ideas of things to include on your “lifetime goal” list. Check this compilation of bucket lists at http://bucketlistjourney.net/2011/07/45-inspiring-bucket-lists-that-i-stalk. Here are some items on my bucket … Continue reading

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Sorry to Seem Like a Bragger… but Just Had My First Blogging Achievement

I started this personal blog a little more than a month ago primarily for fun, since I write business-related articles at work all day. Figured that deciding what to write on a blog post every day and gathering graphics to … Continue reading

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Easy Ways to Save Money

Saving money doesn’t have to be hard, and it doesn’t require a major sacrifice. Try some of the following techniques:

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First 30 Days of Lifestyle Blogging

Wow — I’ve written and published one Thoughts, Tips and Tales blog post a day for the first 30 days in a row! And managed to get 1,165 hits (not too bad for a first stab at a personal blog … Continue reading

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Confessions of an Adult Learning to Swim

I had a rather depressing milestone birthday this year and around the same time, a friend asked if I’d like to participate in a women’s empowerment mini-triathlon in September with her. It sounded like an intriguing idea – just what … Continue reading

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Reminder Techniques: Which are the Best?

Life is busy and you’ve got lots of things to remember to do every day. Some of them are critical. There are many ways to prompt yourself to remember the most important tasks (besides the old-fashioned method of tying a string … Continue reading

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