The Journal

Manners matter, but why? I grew up with a napkin on my lap, not to eat until everyone has sat down, "please" and "excuse me" were taught early on. It’s something I have carried into my life and passed down...
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A compliment does not cost you anything, yet how valuable and uplifting it is to receive someone's kind words. Last week was National Compliment Day, and it was a great reminder of how much your words matter. In our busy...
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Every year, my husband and I sit down and create a budget for the year. We have various buckets we review from the previous year and set new goals for the new year. Categories range from our day-to-day expenses, savings...
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As we start the New Year, it’s always a time to leave old habits behind and start fresh ones.  There is no other bad habit I want to leave behind more than the words used around my body and health....
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