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 By Tammy Jordan    Columns    May 6, 2021 

It's None of Your Business

There are several things in life that are personal in nature. Some remain private forever, while others are private things you talk over with close fr...

 

Life is too short

Life is too short to live in a negative state of anything. It’s too short to live in pain, it’s too short to live in fear, and t’s definitely too short to keep wishing for time to go by. Believe...

 
 By Tammy Jordan    Columns    April 15, 2021

Helping Hands

If the last couple of weeks kept me busy preparing and this week has been all about recovery, then I’m here to tell you, moving forward has me...

 
 By Tammy Jordan    Columns    April 1, 2021

Mind and Garden

It’s often said gardening clears a person’s mind, puts them in touch with the land and relieves stress. I’ve gardened pretty much since I moved...

 
 By Tammy Jordan    Columns    March 25, 2021

The Myth of Getting it All Together

One day, I’ll get it all together… I say this every year about the time I get ready to file my taxes. And each year, I do have it a little more...

 
 By Tammy Jordan    Columns    March 18, 2021

Somewhere in the Middle

People have often said that there are always two sides to a story. In actuality, there really are at least three sides to every story, especially in s...

 
 By Tammy Jordan    Columns    March 11, 2021

Food for Thought

At any given time, there could be anywhere from three to twenty books that I’m reading. While most people keep their books neatly stacked on their n...

 
 By Tammy Jordan    Columns    March 4, 2021

Tough weeks remind us what's important

I'm not going to lie, last week was a rough one. Two friends came to the end of their lives, another received some discouraging news regarding an...

 

Making the most

When it comes to life, I’m one of those live it to the limit kind of folks. I have things I want to do, places I want to go, dreams and aspirations...

 

Old Man Winter & Random Acts of Kindness

This past week, as if we need to be reminded, brought about three feet of snow and sub-zero temperatures we haven’t seen in a really long time...

 

Celebrating Love

Welcome to the second week in February. Yes, most of you know what that means… Valentine’s Day is approaching. The day of love. Some people...

 

Losing control

This week I thought I would write about control, and if you know me, this is kind of a funny topic. For those who don't know me, the reason this is...

 

Aging Gracefully

This week, I’ll be turning 51. At one point in my life, age was something for me that was difficult to talk about. Now, it’s more of a number...

 

Family Heirlooms

I’ve been spending time the last couple of weeks helping my step-mom pack up her house in preparation for her move to North Carolina. She and my...

 

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