Gems for a Happy Family Life
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Gems for a Happy Family Life
Celebrating family. Leading positively. Sharing how-to.
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Simple But Significant (I)

Simple But Significant (I) | Gems for a Happy Family Life | Scoop.it
*Simple But Significant* When you get to that point, you will know. You will have this feeling in your bones. You know that your dream is right around the corner, and all you have to do is continue...
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Faith is the art of holding on to things in spite of your changing moods and circumstances. ~ C. S. Lewis

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How to Prevent Time-Caused Conflict at Home and at Work

How to Prevent Time-Caused Conflict at Home and at Work | Gems for a Happy Family Life | Scoop.it
How to Prevent Time-Caused Conflict at Home and at Work When the worlds of the Planners and the Spontaneous collide, fireworks—not the romantic kind—can erupt. The Planners think the Spontaneous are being ...
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Spontaneous and Planners Perspectives

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FIND THE CHARMING GARDENERS OF YOUR SOUL

FIND THE CHARMING GARDENERS OF YOUR SOUL | Gems for a Happy Family Life | Scoop.it
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Lovely, Karin.

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6 Weird Things That Make You Happy

6 Weird Things That Make You Happy | Gems for a Happy Family Life | Scoop.it
6 Weird Things That Make You Happy
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Tearjerker movies, getting older, a fake smile, Thursdays, doing less for your kids, reading a newspaper

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When you go an extra mile, you are seldom delayed by a traffic jam.

When you go an extra mile, you are seldom delayed by a traffic jam. | Gems for a Happy Family Life | Scoop.it
When you go an extra mile, you are seldom delayed by a traffic jam.

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Thank you, Ivo :)

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Ivo Nový's comment, January 10, 2013 2:08 PM
I thank you Angie.
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Flowers Timelapse

Flowers Timelapse compilation (Amaryllis, Lilies, Zygocactus, Rose, Gladiolus, Gardenia) I took more than 7100 photos in more than 730 hours (using Canon 5D Mark…
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Beautiful for eye and ear. Relax and enjoy.

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Reinventing Family Travel – Intelligent Travel

Reinventing Family Travel – Intelligent Travel | Gems for a Happy Family Life | Scoop.it
Family. Travel. Those two words are enough to make the average reader click away. But they shouldn't be. Family travel — at least the way it's often portrayed by mainstream media — is predictable and completely boring.
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The Teen Test for Your Leadership Skills

The Teen Test for Your Leadership Skills | Gems for a Happy Family Life | Scoop.it

Just how good of a leader are you? A quick test may be how well you are “leading” with your teenage son or daughter.

 

Leading as a parent is one of the most challenging, purpose-filled jobs we have. Maybe it is just me, but parenting changes when your child is in the middle of those teen years. When they were younger, we could just tell them what to do, and they acted without too much fuss. When they were younger, they looked up to us almost with admiration.

 

Well, something happens to our child around the age of 16, and we change, too. We shift from an autocratic leadership model to a coaching one.

 

Here’s what I mean. Leading teens becomes about four key things:

 

1. Setting boundaries

2. Upholding accountability

3. Guiding, not telling

4. Inspiring

 

Read the article for insights on each of the four elements, plus the added input from other voices in the comments.

 


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Angie Mc's comment, January 5, 2013 11:34 PM
Excellant guidance to help parents & teens transition into adult relationships. Thank you, Jon!
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Raising Money From Friends and Family - Forbes

Raising Money From Friends and Family - Forbes | Gems for a Happy Family Life | Scoop.it
Raising Money From Friends and Family
Forbes
“I'm terrified. I have no clue what I'm doing.” When you're trying to build an exciting business you would think the description would be a little different but my friend continued.
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Common sense rules to set investors and investees up for success.

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Be Happy and Loving....on Purpose!

Be Happy and Loving....on Purpose! | Gems for a Happy Family Life | Scoop.it
How do you remain happy despite the trials and tribulations that come your way? Keisha Hines is a Christian counselor, wife, and new mother who is passionate about healthy relationships. Keisha specializes in family ...
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Is happiness a learned way of life? 

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Paul Spencer's curator insight, October 20, 2013 11:37 PM

This article emphasizes the importance of deciding to be happy.  In the eyes of the author, if one is intent on being happy, then no matter the situation, they will end up being happy.  This is a simply concept that can be applied outside of happiness.  We can also choose to be more loving, spiritual, and hard-working.

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It Pays to Be Happy - Wall Street Journal (blog)

It Pays to Be Happy - Wall Street Journal (blog) | Gems for a Happy Family Life | Scoop.it
Wall Street Journal (blog)
It Pays to Be Happy
Wall Street Journal (blog)
Students who described themselves as happier at age 16 and 18 and felt more satisfied with their lives at age 22 earned more income at age 29.
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Research finds value in childhood and adolescent happiness.

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Managing technology and family

Managing technology and family | Gems for a Happy Family Life | Scoop.it
Don't let cell phones, computers and other electronic devices put a dent in family bonding time.
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Tips for Ski Vacations with Kids

Tips for Ski Vacations with Kids | Gems for a Happy Family Life | Scoop.it
Keeping the whole family happy and warm on a skiing (or snowboarding) trip can be tough. We have a few ways to make sure it's as seamless as possible. (Stay on the Costa and visit Sierra Nevada!
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Day (384) – Reflecting on the Past

Day (384) – Reflecting on the Past | Gems for a Happy Family Life | Scoop.it
In my last year, I tried to hide, I cried, and told myself to stand aside, I learned patience and understanding in a project of better-manning, I prayed and I wrote, I swallowed my throat, My voice...
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Courageous love poem.

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WE ALL HAVE TO LEARN .. Empathy is the ability to put oneself in the other's shoes

WE ALL HAVE TO LEARN ..  Empathy is the ability to put oneself in the other's shoes | Gems for a Happy Family Life | Scoop.it
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Thank you, Karin :)

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Into Darkness – I Thought I Could Do It All

Into Darkness – I Thought I Could Do It All | Gems for a Happy Family Life | Scoop.it
I thought I could do it all and it wouldn’t affect me. I was sick when I returned from Fiji, but I kept pushing it. We flew to New Brunswick, Canada, for the holidays and I was burning the ca...
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Lessons learned: "do it all...just not all at once."

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Love Quotes - The best thing in the World is Love ♬♩♪ ♥

Love Quotes - The best thing in the World is Love ♬♩♪ ♥ | Gems for a Happy Family Life | Scoop.it
A flower cannot blossom without sunshine and man cannot live without Love - Definition of Love and Love Quotes.

 

Love isn’t something you find. Love is something that finds you. Loretta Young

 

A kiss makes the heart young again and wipes out the years. Rupert Brooke


A loving heart is the beginning of all knowledge. Thomas Carlyle


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Where Is Your Impatience Placed?

Where Is Your Impatience Placed? | Gems for a Happy Family Life | Scoop.it

Where do you focus your impatience? Is it focused on your important things in life? Our life needs the right balance to keep our pace and stride focused.

 

Dividing our patience and impatience between unimportant and important life and leadership activities delivers a better view for us to absorb.

 

Routine – There are unimportant activities we need to do. In terms of life direction, they are the functional things we need to do, and we do them with a patient everyday mindset.

 

Release – These are the frustration points that unexpectedly land in our path. We need to take a more mindful approach to resolved them, breathing in and letting the impatience flow from our thoughts and actions. We cannot let them trip us up and get us off track.

 

Pace – For some of our important activities, we get riled up. We need to remember to put one foot in front of another. It is about movement, not just motion. It is about consistency of work and effort to achieve our goals and purpose. Scurrying around tires us out; consistent action delivers better results.

 

Stride – Life is a balance. We cannot become too patient in achieving our life purpose, as life may just pass us by. For the important things in our life, we need to gain and maintain our stride.

 

 


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Angie Mc's comment, January 5, 2013 11:55 PM
Patience or impatience? Grid to help make good decisions and apply them to life.
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Best Motivational Quotes

Best Motivational Quotes | Gems for a Happy Family Life | Scoop.it
The secret in education lies in respecting the student. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Parents are a child's first teacher. Love and respect are powerful!

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Angie Mc's comment, January 5, 2013 8:00 PM
Thank you Ivo! Happy 2013 :)
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What Is Love? Famous Definitions from 200 Years of Literary History

What Is Love? Famous Definitions from 200 Years of Literary History | Gems for a Happy Family Life | Scoop.it
"Love has nothing to do with what you are expecting to get -- only with what you are expecting to give -- which is everything."

After tho

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Quotes from C.S. Lewis, Katharine Hepburn and more. Lovely antique Valentines.

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billcoffin's curator insight, January 2, 2013 1:24 PM

great weekly newsletter

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Happy Quinoa Year!

Happy Quinoa Year! | Gems for a Happy Family Life | Scoop.it
Happy Quinoa Year!
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The holiday season has left everyone with a lack of energy. Happy, but tired. Too much partying or just too much emotion?
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High protein, quick cooking, and versatile grain.

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H2O Alkalizer's curator insight, January 30, 2013 8:27 AM

Quinoa is a healthy alkaline grain.