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Reframe the Behavior

"Kids do well if they can," Dr. Ross Greene My kid is pretty clever, spends too much time on screens that we don't adequately regulate, scores average or above average on standardized tests, is generally liked by his peers, and still doesn't fall into that magical...

Your Kids’ Pajamas

Your Kids’ Pajamas

Encased in chemicals. Endocrine disrupting chemicals. That is your kids' pajamas. And, if you are my age, my pajamas as a kid too. I don't often truly understand the Chemical Life we live. How those 80,000 approved chemicals truly affect my - our - day today. ...

Crowdsource Our Candidates

Crowdsource Our Candidates

Do you know who you will vote for in the midterm elections? The voter pamphlet will come out next week if you are in Oregon. Let's get a jump on our candidates, the issues, and what various stances on the subjects are.  Help me fill out this Google Sheet of Oregon...

Not Blacking Out

Not Blacking Out

I received a few requests by Facebook messenger last night to "black out" my profile. The last one I received was just a few weeks prior, and before that maybe a year. The thinking is that women, in solidarity, will simply black out their profile picture to show "men"...

Statistical Ramblings

Statistical Ramblings

“82% of women who earn over 100,000 dollars per year do it through a home-based business.”  Friends returned from a network marketing conference, and they shared this ideal statistic. I love how sexy it sounds, and believable. I imagine corporate boardrooms, and I’ve...

Daily Writing: A Summer Day

Daily Writing: A Summer Day

Today started with recording my essential oil master class, twice. I didn't get the Zoom link sent to my attendee in time, so the recording would have to do. Zoom has a beautiful way of doing teleconferences, on the cheap. You can get up to 40 minutes free, and have...

Election Review

Election Review

I first voted in 1996. For the 2000 election, I wanted to create a chart that described the candidates, so there was an easy comparison. At the time AOL Time Warner had done one that was pretty good, along with a few others. (Must've been a collective consciousness to...

Deconstructing Privi​leg​e

Deconstructing Privi​leg​e

Two people I love shared this dated opinion. So, now I feel like I must respond. It is an opinion piece called "What Has America Become", and is written by a man named Ken Huber. It was printed in the Iosco County Herald on June 9, 2010. The current originating...

Astrology, Essential Oils, and Minerals

Astrology, Essential Oils, and Minerals

Sunday, my friend Marjan and I held a class in her home. The topic: astrology, essential oils, and minerals. Let's back up a little bit...  I have been interested in astrology pretty much my whole life. Knowing my sun sign is in Pisces, I've read, often, that I'm...

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