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There is nothing in this life that cannot be fixed or resolved; hence, life consists of situations, not problems. Like grandma used to say “there’s a lid for every pot”.

Whether it is parenting, enjoying a relationship or, trying to advance in the workplace, the key ingredients are patience, persistence and pursuit.
Patience:Stand back and view the entire picture.
Persistence: Tool of determination. Stay positive. Let nothing and no one deter you from moving forward.
Pursuit:  Aim high until you achieve that dream/goal.
What you would realize later in life that you live in a negative society that thrives on obstacles that hold you down and hold you back.

The Early Years
From toddler to adolescence, your mind was pretty much on what you wanted to be when you grow up. Family and friends mused over your vivid imagination. You were a child and had no voice of your own.

During the scholastic years, your classmates and teachers (professors) were actually supportive in your goals and what you hop…

Piece By Piece by Kelly Clarkson

Kelly Clarkson is the most singer on the planet, yet humility is her initial source for success. Kelly pours her entire being into every song. 

Why Marrying Your Best Friend could be a Mistake

Each of us has that one special someone we have known for most of our life and to whom we can bear our soul without being judged or betrayed. They are our support system 24/7in good times and in not so good times. They are that one positive, constant we depend on to keep us honest and grounded.

Soulmate and best friend are entirely different. A soulmate is someone who encourages us and helps us grow on all three levels – personally, socially and professionally.
We share secrets with our best friend and other stuff we could never share with a family member, other friends or acquaintance; so why is it a huge mistake to fall in love with and marry our best friend?
A best friend means just “that” / someone we turn to for rescue or advice when life’s ocean creates too many ripples and we feel ourselves drowning.

When we marry our best friend, life changes but not always for the better. That person actually stops being our best friend since marriage takes on a different hue and role. Marriag…

Dropping Pounds wiithout the Frowns

Dropping pounds without the frowns means dieting and feeling good while doing it.
Many diets are out there and each have their own merit.  
I, for one, never had a problem with my weight. So,
Lori, you ask, why are you qualified to share weight loss tips and secrets? I am because it was always easier for me to involuntarily drop pounds rather than gain and maintain my comfy weight level.
The concept is to eat healthy while pounds melt away. Easier said than done? No, it’s about making the correct choices of food.   

Here’s my take on the entire scenario –
Eat Healthy with fewer calories – everything is low-fat or fat-free
Breakfast: English Muffin or toast with scrambled eggs (Egg Beaters – low in cholesterol and delicious) or, Oatmeal the Quick One Minute by Quaker Oats. Measure three tablespoons full in a cereal bowl, add 2/3 cups of water; nuke for 71 seconds – turn bowl, stir, then nuke for another 10 seconds – remove from microwave, add a little milk, stir, slice a banana or some be…

Italian Style Chicken Cutlets

Chicken cutlets are the main staple of every household.  They can be purchased already breaded - just heat ‘n’ serve or, take it one step further to make them your own.Personally, I prefer homemade and know exactly what went into my cutlets if you get my drift. I embellished on a family recipe and promise that these Italian Style Chicken Cutlets will have your family and friends in the lip-smacking mode and asking for more.Cutlet prep time: 20 minutesCooking time: 45 minutesIngredients2 packages of Perdue thin-sliced chicken breasts (each package usually contains 5 chicken breasts)9 eggs or, Egg Beaters (figure 1 egg for every 3 slices of chicken cutlets)Basil (handful)Parsley (handful)Oregano (handful)Salt and Pepper¼ cup milkProgresso Italian Bread CrumbsOlive OilDirectionsClean and rinse each chicken cutlet thoroughly; pat dry with toweling; set aside on a plate.In a small bowl, beat the eggs with a whisk, then add salt, pepper; a small handful of basil, parsley and  oregano. Beat …

Lou Bega - Mambo #5

Lou Bega is known for his One Hit Wonder. The video is done tastefully and has its own energy.

What Puts Power in the Power Couple

Love, trust, understanding and communication are the common denominators for a good relationship, whether you are companions or dating long-term and contemplating the big step.
The Power Couple is the highest level-relationship. They do have their ups and downs, but quickly resolved and never disclosed in public.
The power couple is admired and envied. They always seem to be in sync and display compatibly wherever they go. This is not a fairytale relationship by any means but the ingredients are different.
How It begins Most people marry their high school or college sweetheart or, they go separate ways after school for whatever reason – they might marry – then either divorce or become widowed. Then it comes into play at the High School Class/College Reunion. They meet once again, catch up and discover they are both in the “same place” and ready to rekindle that old flame.
The power couple are also soulmates, which is a rare commodity nowadays. What makes the Power Couple stand out …

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