Why Give Up Control?

My mom likes to tell a story about my older brother on his first day of kindergarten. She woke him up early on this monumental first day of school, got him dressed, and made breakfast. She drove him to school, and like any other mom, parked to walk him into his first day of class...
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Star Wars: Job Searches and Digital Footprints

You leave a digital footprint everywhere you go and it contributes to your overall public image. It’s accessible to current employers, prospective employers and even marketing companies. Don’t get comfortable!  You might think you’re on your personal laptop, cell phone or tablet, privately communicating with trusted friends. But in reality, you are on the world’s...
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Everyone Should Protest

I know that is a weird title to this blog post. A recent experience left me wondering about this generation that is entering college and made me realize that there is a generation gap when it comes to the art of protesting and free speech. There seems to be a disconnect between what people think...
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Alone. Not Lonely.

For the last several months I have been going to the same restaurant – Sweet Confections Café in Belton – nearly every day of the week for lunch. After ordering, I sit down alone at the corner table, purposely facing the front door so that I am not distracted by the television up behind my...
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So You Want To Be A…

A lawyer? A pro football player? A nurse? An accountant? A mom? A firefighter? A farmer? It seems that at various times in our lives we want to be one thing or another.  Maybe even a couple of things at the same time.  Many times these ideas are influenced by other people or circumstances.  And...
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Keeping Your Communications Golden

Advances in technology and a more fast-paced world cause many of us in our daily lives to communicate more informally. Our smart phones enable us to text and send emails with ease. Social media options are varied including Instagram, Snapchat, and Facebook. In all of these communication and information venues, we are able to share...
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Comfortably Uncomfortable

I’m the type of person who loves to be comfortable. I love knowing the plan. I’m the individual who wakes up in the morning and maps out the day. It’s easy, it’s convenient, and it’s most certainly comfortable. Last November, I had the amazing opportunity to be a part of the Miss Mary Hardin-Baylor Pageant...
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Tips for Organizing a Speech

One of the most basic requirements for a good speech is to organize it clearly. No matter how entertaining or interesting your speech is, you must have organized material for your audience to truly understand it. A speech should have an introduction, body, and conclusion. Introduction First, gain the attention of your audience. The goal...
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23/1

As I grow older (I did not say old), I am making more visits to hospitals to visit friends with surprising sickness, chronic pain, and disabling and sometimes terminal diseases.  In my mind, this should not be common to the 45-55 year old.  In my profession, it is important to workout, eat healthy and try...
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