Category Archives: best self

Changing Me Through Spring Cleaning

I have been a little under the weather for a week, so I haven’t had much energy. Thankfully, my COVID test was negative. Not being one who does very well just sitting around, I have been doing some cleaning and … Continue reading

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Remaining Relevant

Looking around, we see businesses that have failed in the past two years. We also see those that have survived, even some that have thrived. While it is easy to give COVID the blame and the credit for the differences, … Continue reading

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Every Chance I Get

I listen to podcasts a lot, usually when I am walking. On my walk earlier today, I heard one of Hoda Kotb of the Today Show’s podcasts with Wintley Phipps. I had never heard of Wintley Phipps, but I was … Continue reading

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The Importance of a Commitment

I have written before about the importance of a commitment. A commitment is many things, but I like to think of it as a promise to oneself. When we make a promise to ourselves, we should be serious about it, … Continue reading

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There is No Magic To It!

Treat them well, pay them well, and they will come. There is no magic to it. This has always been the case, but it is even more true in current times. Help wanted signs are everywhere. Staffing is short everywhere. … Continue reading

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What Makes People Care?

What made the Delta agent in the Sky Club in Raleigh this morning care? What made him decide to go out of his way and change our flight from one with a stopover to a direct flight and put us … Continue reading

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When Life Doesn’t Go As Planned

Many people plan their lives, and sometimes those plans work. There are other times that regardless of our planning, our lives go awry. Sometimes things happen to us that are outside of our control, and sometimes our choices create difficulties … Continue reading

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Our Impact On Others

Are our words helpful or harmful? Once spoken, we cannot take them back. While it is too late to take back words we have already spoken, we need to understand their impact. Once understood, we can improve our communication and … Continue reading

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Reach Out and Touch Someone

I have been a member of WW (used to be Weight Watchers, now WW) off and on since the mid 1970’s. I have made Lifetime twice. My last recommitment to WW started on May 16, 2019, and I have been … Continue reading

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Making Progress

Last week’s blog (How Much is Too Much?) was about my increased recognition that I/we have too much. I will not repeat that story, but if you missed it, you may want to go to itsinthesauce.com and read it. This … Continue reading

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