Monthly Archives: May 2018

Plan A vs. Plan B

By Dr. Valerie Allen We all hope for Plan A, nevertheless, often wind up dealing with Plan B—the unexpected.  In life, we aim for the highest achievement, plan on success, and expect the best.  Plan B is not a substitute … Continue reading

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A Coyote Taught Me Poetry

 by Jessica Lyn Elkins, a Wise Elder and Tallahassee Native. A coyote taught me about poetry and life. A four-part collection of poetry and prose tells of a journey of discovery that began during daily observations in the high desert … Continue reading

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Conflict Resolution

Conflict is a normal part of healthy relationships.  Conflicts inevitably arise between individuals, in an organization, between organizational units, everyday life. After all, two people can’t be expected to agree on everything but when handled in a respectful, positive way, … Continue reading

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NUTS and more …

Are there Health Benefits to Cashews – or are they just just nut candy?   ….. Although cashews are one of the lowest-fiber nuts, they are packed with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. These include vitamins E, K, and B6, along with … Continue reading

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4 Styles of Parenting

   by Dr. Valerie Allen, Licensed School Psychologist The Authoritative parenting proved to be the most effective style to develop positive social skills in children. Authoritative parents tend to raise children who are happy, self-confident, independent, and respectful of others. Children are … Continue reading

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Are We Still Having Fun?

  by Rosanne Morse Right in the middle of a crazy, stressful moment, there is bound to be someone who says “Are we having fun yet?” It breaks the tension just a bit so we can all get through whatever is … Continue reading

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Talking About Money With The Family

Keeping the lines of communication open and flowing are vital to the successful handling of money between generations. Family members may have differing visions, ideas and values that can sometimes lead to breakdowns in trust and communication. Frank, open family discussions … Continue reading

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