The Punishment for Lying: Trust

The Punishment for Lying: Trust

No parent wants to believe their child would ever lie to them, or anyone, ever. But unfortunately, it’s going to happen. Perhaps even more than you think, but there are ways of handling it that make the situation better. Every action has a consequence. Whether or not that’s good or bad is out of our control most of the time. Regardless, there is one factor in the lying game we can control. Our response. Imagine for a moment the types of responses that come to mind when your kid lies to you. One of the most immediate responses is to...

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Eat Healthy? Exercise? Still no abs? You’re not alone.

Eat Healthy? Exercise? Still no abs? You’re not alone.

What’s more elusive than Bigfoot and arguably more actively sought after? Money? Fame? True love? You’ve already read the title so you know where I’m going with this. Abs. Rectus Abdominis. We all have them. If only we could see them. Even after slimming down, the abs elude. We think that if we could just get that last five or ten pounds off, perhaps they’ll show up. So we exercise. We crunch. We sit up. We buy fancy machines with great hope and promise. Two weeks go by and the stomach looks more irritated than dissipated. I don’t think that getting abs...

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Peace and Grandpa Pete

Peace and Grandpa Pete

Today is August 11th, and today I bury my Grandpa Pete. Six years ago on this day, I was by my grandma’s side as she passed away. Now I pray they are together in Heaven.  I was close to my grandparents. My Grandpa Pete, who married my grandma the year I was born, was the only Grandpa I have ever known. When I think of my grandparents, I think of the summers I spent in La Grande, Oregon. With them, I learned so much. My grandparents literally lived off the land. They had a huge garden where they grew all their...

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The Science of a Smile

The Science of a Smile

Did you know that a child learns to smile from her mother? It’s simple really, and you might already subconsciously figure the process. We learn best by watching and mimicking. There’s an actual scientific reason for that. Of course, there is a scientific reason for just about everything, even if we can’t find it. But the implication underneath the Science of a Smile (S.o.S.) is what we’re most concerned about. By now, I hope you’ve read about our Give the Lifestyle Campaign. If not, I encourage you to familiarize yourself with it because S.o.S. has the potential to be a great tool for it!...

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