Category: Lifestyles

Steve Schulz: From Teacher to Multi-Millionaire

Most of us are taught the typical American way of life at an early age.  Work hard in school. Work hard in college. Work hard in your 9-to-5-two-weeks-vacation-a-year job. Work hard for many, many years and you can finally retire and enjoy life. Steve Schulz set off on that path by working as a middle-school... Read more »

Make 2014 the Year of Passion!

If 2013 was the year of mediocrity for you, then it’s time to take the reins on your life and make 2014 the year of passion! What do I know about this? Well, four years ago, I was stuck in a mediocrity rut.  Life was good, but it was just…ho hum. I had gotten caught... Read more »

Right Now, Drop Everything and Cherish the Moment

Right now, drop everything and cherish this moment.  I mean RIGHT NOW.  Yup, this very moment. Poof. It’s gone. Did you enjoy it? Did you pause in the middle of something you really loved to do to read this post? No? Is this post just breaking up the monotony of yet another day of mediocrity?... Read more »

Deaf Teens Sign "I Would" for the One Direction 1D Day Music Video

    Can deaf kids enjoy music? That’s a question I often get from parents of newly-identified deaf and hard of hearing babies.  In a nutshell, the answer is “yes.”  In fact, this week, XXL and SPIN produced a story about deaf musicians: Hearing Impaired Rappers on the Rise. My own three kids have varying... Read more »

Dear 20-Year-Old Self, You Should Have Enjoyed Your Perky Boobs

I have a 20-year-old son who is off to college.  Somehow, the math doesn’t add up, because it was just yesterday when I met my 20-year-old boyfriend who became my husband.  I still feel like a 20-year-old on some days, but the crow’s feet decorating my eyes reminds me of the big 5-0 birthday coming... Read more »

Steve Olsher: Discover Your 'What'

Five years ago, Steve Olsher received a “wake up call.”  He was sitting at his step-father’s bedside, holding his hand during his final breaths. Steve’s thought’s turned to funerals. Not just his step-father’s upcoming funeral, but his own. What would his family, friends and colleagues say about his life,  he wondered.  How was he going... Read more »

Lynn Huber: Creating a Career Out of Network Marketing

With my own foray into network marketing, I’ve been fortunate to cross paths with some amazing people. Lynn Huber is one of them.  Our love for SendOutCards had us crossing paths online.  Her posts caught my eye on Facebook–every day, she posts something uplifting and frequently provides something of value in everything she does.  I... Read more »

Saying Goodbye to Childhood

  My daughter recently cleaned out her room and ended up with a few bags of stuff to give away, sell or toss out.  One of the bags contained her Bratz dolls and all the accessories.  While she was out hanging with her cousins yesterday, I sat down to sort through the dolls and get... Read more »

I Want Your Life!

I ran into an old friend at a graduation party and we played catch up.  Actually, I played catch up, my friend already knew everything about me.  “I read every post you put up on Facebook,” he said. “You’re always traveling somewhere speaking, writing or barefoot water skiing. You always look like you’re having fun. I’m jealous–... Read more »

Where Do You Want to Be Five Years From Now?

“Where do you want to be five years from now?” I directed that question at Keith St. Onge three years ago. We were sitting in a boat on Lake Conine down in Winter Haven, Florida, waiting for another skier to get ready to hit the water. Keith was the two-time World Barefoot Champion; I was... Read more »