The New Forty
Well folks, the new carpet is in. I must say, I underestimated how big a difference it would make. I selected the same color for the entire upper floor and stairs - a neutral brown blend - and I expected it to fade into the background. I didn't expect to have too much of a reaction to it.
Ah, but it sure did make a difference. I must admit, I did not fully appreciate how far from new the old c...
September 20, 2014 - 9:59pm
Kindness is Contagious
Have you ever had a life experience in which you thought to yourself, If I can just live through this, itll all be OK?
I have had several, and Im a little embarrassed to say they werent caused by the bad things in my life. They were caused by the good things. Those moments of acute anxiety were caused by things I actually wanted. Its like wanting to be in the pool, but freaking out when the...
September 20, 2014 - 8:06am
Ive got two friends running for the state Legislature in my Legislative district, one a Democrat, Tracy Potter, and one a Republican, Bob Martinson. This isnt the first rodeo for either one of them, and I have voted for them both in previous elections, but they werent running against each other then. So now what do I do?
Tracy is one of my best longtime friends. We have worked together politic...
September 19, 2014 - 3:18pm
With our weather expected to remain generally mild for a while longer, it is likely the Fargo Moorhead area will again make it into October without frost. We had a miserably cold spring this year, so it is nice that the weather is extending the growing season a bit on this other end.Interestingly, this is becoming the new normal.Back in the 1880s when weather record keeping began in Fargo Moorh...
September 18, 2014 - 11:20pm
From our executive director, Kris:
Why is self control important?
Research has found that childhood self-control, defined as internally focused active control tendencies involving regulation of thoughts, feelings, or behaviors predicts multiple psychological outcomes later in life. Studies show that:
Greater childhood self-control was tied to more positive adolescent behaviors, which were th...
September 17, 2014 - 4:46pm
Too often I see people out of control with their lives. Some people have no choice as they are going through things like illness, divorce,death, working severaljobsor even job loss. But for many it is the fact that they are just too busy. But there is hope out there, we can take control of our lives and it starts with our calendar. I recently sat down with my calendar and started filling it in ...
September 16, 2014 - 4:49pm