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Speak Life – Speak Thanks

After an extended outage to address domain issues, we are able to resume our mission – Encouraging, Elevating, and Empowering our readers.  For that, I am truly thankful … which brings me to the topic of this week – Speak Thanks.  This is the fourth of a six-week series related to speaking love. Perhaps the most appropriate way to begin this discussion is to identify what is meant by the term “thanks”. We can be…

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Speak Life – Speak Compliments

This is the second in a six-week challenge series related to speaking life – improving our environment through the thoughts we foster and the words we express. Do you remember the last time someone paid you a genuine compliment?  How did that make you feel? Maybe someone said that they liked your shirt or that you looked very dapper or complimented your driving or applauded a skill that you have.  We all have a similar…

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Speak Life – Challenge Series – Introduction

I have been somewhat lax in my participation on Turning Positive lately (OK, I’ve been largely absent the past few months).  In my defense, it’s been a very busy few months with school, the day job, enjoying time with family, and mostly, I’ve been extremely lazy. Now that I read that, I have no excuse.  However, I have a renewed energy and dedication to focus on the frequency and quality of providing updated content to…

The Power of Emotions in a Natural Disaster

Many of us are aware of the effects of Hurricane Harvey that the U.S. gulf coast states are currently experiencing.  What you may not be as aware of is the fact that even those who are not directly affected by the storm can experience significant stress as a result of it. Among those particularly susceptible to emotional stress resulting from natural disaster are children.  It is important to note that even children who have not…