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Determining Your Net Worth

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During our home selling efforts, Len and I took the opportunity to review our net worth. Anemic by many people’s standards, we’re glad our “portfolio” isn’t made up of finances alone. We enjoy a di...
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What's YOUR net worth?

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, October 15, 2013 12:56 PM

There are many things on the non-financial side of the ledger.

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Yours Truly

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Have you fallen in love with yourself yet? I don’t mean like Narcissus in Greek mythology. Rather, love in the sense of full acceptance and appreciation of who you are. It’s my perspective that the...
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The most important relationship we'll ever have is the one with ourself.

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The Hurl Principle

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The scientific community has countless laws, theories, and principles: The law of gravity, The big bang theory, the law of thermodynamics, Hubble’s law of cosmic expansion, Kepler’s three laws of p...
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With hundreds of square feet of hard surface flooring, why do dogs and cats run to the nearest rug to hurl their huey?! 

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My BIG Little World

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There are no two ways about it, I’m a bonsai enthusiast! Meet Merry, my 5-year-old Japanese Juniper Bonsai. Even though she’s small, she’s a full-size tree. And just like any other tree — even a gi...
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In the Spotlight | Quotes By Women

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Posts about In the Spotlight written by Dorothy Sander
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The Intersection of Scotland and Zen

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With seventy-percent of the earth’s surface covered by water, it’s no wonder the ocean is nature’s most spectacular force. Colloquially known as Paddy's Milestone, Ailsa Craig—a beautiful island ju...
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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, January 31, 2:19 PM

We have several river polished stones and fossils at home. They remind us of where we came from and where we are going.

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Bookends for Love

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I recently shared with my friend Sandi that I view faith and hope as bookends—standing sentinel—on each side of love. In my experience: Faith has a track record — it’s associated with something (pe...
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Your is YOUR greatest hope for this newly minted year?

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Gutsy Living - Life's too short to play it safe

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I thought I was stupid! Read My Gutsy Story — From GED to PhD — at the Gutsy Living website: http://soniamarsh.com

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The Magical Faerie Whisk

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Last year at this time we had a house full of guests, among them an elementary-school aged girl. Helping in the kitchen—apron clad—she was fascinated with our faerie whisk. Busy with the tasks at h...
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What's magical for you this holiday season?

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More(+) Equals(=) Less(-)

More(+)  Equals(=)  Less(-) | Life Harmony | Scoop.it
If “less is more,” then it stands to reason that conversely, more is less. From my perspective, that extols a simple lifestyle, but don’t take my word for it! As a simple living enthusiast and rese...
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What does SIMPLE LIVING mean to YOU?

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OUTSTANDING or OUT STANDING In Your Field

OUTSTANDING or OUT STANDING In Your Field | Life Harmony | Scoop.it
I’m fortunate in that I get to rub shoulders with some tremendously interesting people—people who are outstanding in their field because they consistently (1) show up, (2) put their best foot forwa...
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Which one are you?

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Who Done It?

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While outing-and-abouting I saw a personalized license plate that was brilliantly suited to its vehicle! It immediately transported me back to playing the classic board game—Clue, also known as Clu...
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Why do YOU think we do what we do?

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That's Not a Bug on my Windshield

That's Not a Bug on my Windshield | Life Harmony | Scoop.it
I recently bought a car mount for my cell phone so that when using the GPS feature, I can hear Siri and see the map — both — all the while keeping my hands safely on the wheel rather than fumbling ...
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How do YOU get where you're going in life?

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Failure IS an Option

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Many of you know know that I’m part of a happiness study founded by neuroscientist Dr. Richard Davidson, at the Center for Investigating Healthy Minds at the Waisman Center, UW-Madison. The science...
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What was the last benefit YOU found from a negative experience?

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, October 22, 2013 2:35 PM

Failure is at the root of creativity.

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Viva la Spice!

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See the little silver tin with the "porthole” — front row, third from the right — in our spice cupboard? It’s gomasio, a spice we use on a regular basis. Gomasio is traditional sesame salt used for...
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Straw Bale Gardening | Planet Natural

Straw Bale Gardening | Planet Natural | Life Harmony | Scoop.it
It's this year's hottest way (heh) to garden! And it's also a social media phenomenon! It's straw bale gardening.

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Joel Karsten's curator insight, November 29, 2013 10:38 PM

Such kind words from Planet Natural's E. Vinje! 

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Under, Over, Through

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I sit at my desk, perched in front of a window, for several hours each day. Whether it’s for online client sessions (via FaceTime or Skype), writing, or dipping into various social media pools, I h...
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How do YOU get to the other side of obstacles?

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, February 18, 1:00 PM

This is an interesting observation. It is always interesting to learn from nature.

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A Tai Pei Personality

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The corporate world often utilizes personality profiling tools to determine which category or personality type employees fall into. This is typically done for two reasons: To gain insight into our ...
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Have YOU ever been designated with a label you didn't care for?

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, February 11, 1:16 PM

This is a humourous post which points out the way we label each other and sometimes our self. I agree with Laurie. I would prefer to be labeled Tai Pei.

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FOOD

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Foods I eat with a high nutrition to calorie ratio.
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Baby It's Cold Outside

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Many of you know that Rod Stewart and I spend a lot of time together — him streaming from the speakers in my truck while I drive. With recent brutal temperatures  (we’ve flirted with 50-degrees bel...
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The Serendipitous Life

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If you’ve followed this blog for any length of time, you know that rather than resolutions, each New Year’s Eve I select a single word to focus on in the upcoming year. In 2013 it was peace and all...
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What's your focus word in 2014?

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, December 31, 2013 1:41 PM

The world is a place of wonder and surprise. When I open my eyes and heart, I find it so.

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Sinew, Bone, and a Dash of Stardust

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Not limited to NASA, astronomers, astrologers, or sailors, stars have played significant roles in science, astrophysics, metaphysics, and many spiritual traditions since mankind first glimpsed the ...
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If you could have three wishes granted—other than for yourself—what would they be?

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From To-Do to Ta-Dah!

From To-Do to Ta-Dah! | Life Harmony | Scoop.it
I believe it’s just as important to be positive, uplifting, constructive, and healing to myself as it is to others. Fastidious by nature, I’m one of those people who thrives on lists—especially che...
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Stonehenge Mushrooms

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While out walking, we saw in the distance what looked like a miniature Stonehenge. Upon closer inspection it turned out to be a cluster of mushrooms, but cool nonetheless! Stonehenge, along with ma...
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What is it that transports YOU?

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One Key to Happiness? Failure

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I've been preaching about resilience, and why kids need to face rejection sometimes. We can't protect them. We shouldn't protect them. Today's guest post offers additional insight into why rejectio...
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I Married a Cereal Killer

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As we approach Halloween I think of the fun costumes we’ve worn in the past. My all-time favorite was Len being a cereal killer. A close second was the year that Len painted himself black, I painte...
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What was the last mask YOU wore?

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