Life gets crazy sometimes. Every day the news highlights the most recent crisis du jour, spinning out stories of the latest financial, political or environmental catastrophe. It's enough to make you crazy. Even without the gloomy stories on the news, our own lives are often enough to send us into a panic. Whether dealing with external misfortune or internal stress, we must … [Read more...] about Crisis Management Tips From An Avalanche Controller
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Considering that it was Halloween last week, you can just imagine how many people - friends, family members, clients, and colleagues alike - asked me: “Just what are you going to do with all the candy your kids collect?” One of my new mom friends decided to “trade” her kids the mainstream candy filled with red dye and other ingredients surely not grown on a farm for real pure … [Read more...] about What Kind of Candy Mom Are You?
When my husband was diagnosed with a rare liver disease, I made an astonishing discovery: the risks I took at my job actually helped me manage the ordeal. As a professional ski patroller, I carry explosives, start avalanches, hike in chest deep snow, and haul heavy toboggans carrying gravely injured skiers. We women patrollers do this side by side with the men. While some might … [Read more...] about Risky Business: Why Women Excel In Dangerous Careers
My husband and I had been married less than a year when crisis struck. As a patient with primary schlerosing cholangitis (PSC), he had always known he would need a liver transplant someday. What we didn't know was that he'd almost die waiting for one. As the years with PSC, an inflammation of the bile ducts, passed without notice, John had lived a normal life. But just as his … [Read more...] about How To Handle A Partner’s Extreme Illness
Ever wonder what traveling in India is like? Here’s a glimpse from Patricia’s travels!Have a wonderful Friday and weekend! Enjoy!♥Wendy Irene Guest Post - India by PatriciaWe finished our desert trip and went back to Delhi to re-group. Once again we booked a car and driver (Bikram) and this time we went north, our final … [Read more...] about Guest Post – India