February 10, 2015 rummy

For men:   Guys, it turns out that it really is the thought that counts after all. Yes,flowers, candy and expensive stuff does show that you are thinking about your lady. But the real secret has more to do with how much thought you put into the gift. The more creative you are and the more you give a gift that show how much you’ve been paying attention is what’s key.   Here are a few tips from Bankrate.com (believe it or not) on how to make your girl feel special this year:   Show a special feature: Invite her to your place for a special movie…

November 11, 2014 rummy

Does it really hurt not to try? Trying not to make a mistake is not always the same as not trying—but it is a line that can be difficult to spot when we start to think cautiously. Whether you’retrying to start a business, finish a project, or effect real change in your life, fear of failure can alter many of your decisions. Is it possible that your fear of making a mistake is keeping you from making bigger leaps that could pay off in the long run?   Don’t live life afraid of mistakes Whether the mistakes you most fear…

November 4, 2014 rummy

What really makes us happy? As the holidays approach, it might be time to have a very honest discussion with ourselves about what really makes us happy. What do we really need to be content? Why do we often feel the need to keep buying and acquiring more? Buying things isn’t wrong—but when we have to spend money to gain temporary happiness,we must admit that there is definitely possibility that we are looking for happiness using the wrong methods. Instead,let’s take a moment to step back and imagine the perfect life. But instead of picturing what you would have in your perfect…

October 27, 2014 rummy

“Just keep being true to yourself, if you’re passionate about something go for it. Don’t sacrifice anything, just have fun.” – Blake Lewis If you really think about it, we don’t remain very true to ourselves a lot of the time. Husbands and wives will fight with each other because of things like stress and money, though they will go to work and force a smile onto their face for the boss that they despise. Parents will take out their work frustrations on their families while putting all of their effort into doing well at a job that they don’t…

October 13, 2014 rummy

Taking control of your life is a choice. A lot of people don’t really stop to think about it, but it’s true. Believe it or not, you choose how you live your life. You might choose to do what is going to lead you to success, or you might choose to waste your time letting naysayers and negative people drag you down—but either way, it is you who makes the choice. Choose today not to let anything stand in your way I have a challenge for you. Today, look in the mirror and imagine where you want to be tomorrow. Next, think about where…

September 9, 2014 rummy

Let’s be honest—following good advice is one thing, but living in fear of judgment and making choices that are not truly choices that you want to make is going to waste time and waste life. Here are 3 good reasons not to allow yourself to fall into this mentality. 1… Because Life Is Far Too Short To Spend Worrying About What Other People Think Why would you forsake your happiness to meet other people’s standards when you don’t even agree with what their standards are?   2… Because Most People Judge Everyone, Regardless Of How Good Their Choices Are I almost…

August 22, 2014 rummy

It’s important to note that given enough time, many people will start to feel drained by socializing, especially in situations they’re not used to. It’s not a rare condition only a few of us have. However, some people get tired more quickly than others. Some in-the-moment ways to deal with feeling drained There are going to be times where you’ll be feeling drained in a social situation, but you need to stick around for a little while longer. This may be because of outside pressure or circumstances, or because being able to hang in there is important to you. Here…

August 11, 2014 rummy

What are you truly capable of? When it comes to reminding ourselves of what we can achieve, it is important that we don’t short-change what we have already done. In fact, one of the best ways to remember your past achievements is to keep a list of things that you have done that you are proud of. Whenever you chalk up another success, add it to this list. Next,whenever you feel down or are tempted to doubt yourself, pull out that list and take a good, long look at it. Look at what you have already achieved, and imagine how…

August 26, 2011 rummy

Hurricane Preparedness Instructions and Checklist Important Information: □ Nearest hurricane shelter: □ Local Police and Fire Dept: □ Location of electric panel to shut off main breaker: □ Location of water shutoff valve in case of evacuation: □ Renters Insurance Company telephone # □ Landlord Telephone # to call landlord in case of evacuation:  Important Supplies: □ flash lights, □ batteries, □ battery powered radio, □ drinking water, □ propane camping stove, fuel □ pre-packaged nonperishable food. (Enough for 3 to 7 days), □ non-electric can opener, cooking tools. □ water – at least 1 gallon daily per person for…