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Life-Defining Moments and The Power of Choice

        Life-Defining Moments By Vicki Hinze Life-defining moments. We all have them. Yet when we think of them in abstract terms, we think they’re these huge events. But the keys are often not in huge events. They’re [...]

Fair and Foolish

  FAIR AND FOOLISH By Vicki Hinze   No one wants to see themselves as unfair. And certainly no one wants to see themselves as foolish. Yet there are times and situations in which we find ourselves where we can or do seem one or the [...]

Five Tips for the Heart Weary

5 School of Hard-Knocks Tips for the Heart Weary By   Vicki Hinze     The saying goes that into every life rain must fall.  We all have ups and downs, that’s true, but right now, many of us are suffering a deluge.  [...]

Stealing Joy: When Others Know They’re Hurting You and Do It Anyway

STEALING JOY:  WHEN OTHERS KNOW THEY’RE HURTING YOU AND DO IT ANYWAY By Vicki Hinze   In short:  When Others Feed on Hurting You, Control You   We all have our soft underbelly; the one we avoid confrontation with [...]

Leadership

  Leadership By Vicki Hinze   We want, need and even require leadership. It’s essential in a civilized society, in nations, communities, and homes. As individuals, we can’t be experts on everything. We can’t be all [...]

Power Talk

  POWER TALK By Vicki Hinze     We all know that storytelling is an art. Some are good at it. Some are better. And some are works-in-progress who need a little more training in specific areas of craft, like pacing.   There [...]

Power Talk

  POWER TALK By Vicki Hinze     We all know that storytelling is an art. Some are good at it. Some are better. And some are works-in-progress who need a little more training in specific areas of craft, like pacing. There are [...]

Benefits of an Open Mind

  Benefits of an Open Mind   By   Vicki Hinze       People need ideas. And inspiration. Both require an open mind. Both require critical thinking, analysis, and a willingness to see not one but both sides of any [...]

Reading Places

  Reading Places by Tara Randel   Yesterday I was part of a Facebook party. I posed the question, where was your favorite place to read when you were a child?   When I was a kid, one of my favorite things to do during the summer [...]

What Offends Us Today

  What Offends Us Today By Vicki Hinze     The world has changed.  People… not so much.  We all laugh and cry, are happy and sad.  We all get angry and other people hurt our feelings.  Sometimes they [...]