Taking Care of Your Life

Nobody's Perfect - Walk a mile in my shoes

Written by Sister Karen Zielinski, OSF. Posted in Taking Care of Your Life

“Wow! You’re here early! I know you don’t like getting here for early morning meetings since you are not a morning person, but thanks for coming!”

When someone says something to Diane about her being a “late riser,” they do not know what she goes through. After waking up (she actually is an early riser), it is painful and challenging for her to start moving around, take a shower, dress, eat her breakfast, and leave her home for the day. She is slowed down by her legs, which are painful, her weak hands, and the fact that she does not want to fall. She slows her movements down and is cautious so she does not fall, all the while wanting to “hurry up” to get to her job.

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Spiritually Speaking - Making a difference

Written by Sister Mary Thill. Posted in Taking Care of Your Life

March is the month dedicated to women and what they have accomplished in our country. Let’s celebrate the fact that this is the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment guaranteeing and protecting women’s constitutional right to vote. Do take time to Google more information about this accomplishment and women’s continuing struggle for equality in our country.

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Five tips for toilet-training success

Written by Healthy Living News. Posted in Taking Care of Your Life

Learning to use the toilet is a major milestone in every child’s life and a huge step forward in the transition from toddlerhood to childhood. For parents, the unfamiliar territory of toilet training is often a source of worry and anxiety, especially when the process doesn’t go as smoothly as expected. Much of this apprehension stems from not knowing what’s normal when it comes to toilet training or what to do when a child’s toilet-training progress doesn’t seem to match that of his or her relatives or playmates.

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Spiritually Speaking - Words have power

Written by Sister Mary Thill. Posted in Taking Care of Your Life

My college literature professor, Sister M. Lucilla, taught me how to appreciate words and how and when to use them properly. She would be quite upset about what has recently happened to the use of words in our new media contacts, and I am upset about how a word or words can set off anger, opinion, and even war in these volatile times. Since I am a writer, words are very important to me, and I try to use them to heal our broken world rather than to cause further wounds and suffering.

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Spiritually Speaking – Prayer is not complicated!

Written by Sister Mary Thill. Posted in Taking Care of Your Life

It’s that time of year again to make some resolutions that will carry you through the joys and sorrows, celebrations and challenges, as well as the ordinary and extraordinary times ahead in this new year. I would suggest that you include prayer in your attempts to get through daily life as peaceably as possible. Let’s face it, each day brings with it any number of experiences that could be helped along by a prayer or two or, as Glenn Byer suggests, thinking of prayer as a state of being. Perhaps that could be your resolution this year. Begin to think and act toward life’s situations from an inner sense of yourself—a state of being. Try it; you might like it.

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Not too early to ask: How does your garden grow?

Written by Healthy Living News. Posted in Taking Care of Your Life

With another cold Northwest Ohio winter just getting started, it’s hard for area gardeners to imagine they’ll ever get their hands back in workable soil. But this downtime can be put to good use planning any changes you’d like to make in your garden and landscape this coming spring. The cold of winter is the perfect time for gardeners to dream, scheme, and determine whether their outdoor spaces are planted to their best advantage or not.

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A Walk in the Park | How long does it take?

Written by LeMoyne Mercer. Posted in Taking Care of Your Life

Shirley and I with a half dozen friends were having dinner and listening to the music of the Kurtz Brothers at Sandy Ridge Vineyards in Norwalk. Both the meal and the music were excellent. Our friends were curious about our travel plans. (Or said they were just to be polite.) When we confessed a desire to see Alaska yet again, it generated some curiosity about how long it takes to drive “all that way.”

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