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Character-Courage-Conscience
09/21/2010
IconA few days ago, while driving I heard a portion of a phone call where the lady was looking for motivation to lose weight. Your answer was no motivation works. Eventually it is a matter of character. I am paraphrasing, but essentially you said an individual has to decide whether they keep faith with themselves or not. A person has to make a choice to be honorable and to close that refrigerator door. You mentioned how awful we feel when we cheat, and that we are cheating ourselves. I don't want to be the type of person who cheats! More >>

Tags: AdoptionCharacter, Courage, ConscienceCharacter-Courage-ConscienceHealthParentingRead On-AirResponse To A CallSocial Issues
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09/20/2010
IconI can't get one recent caller out of my head. A young married woman had her and her husband's friends (another married couple) come live with them and pay rent for a room in their home.  The married friend and her husband were living with the bride's mommy because they could not afford to take care of themselves.  The caller and her husband "took pity" on them and provided them a room.  The caller was upset because the friend wouldn't sign a contract concerning neatness and other items. More >>

Tags: Character, Courage, ConscienceCharacter-Courage-ConscienceFinancesPersonal ResponsibilityValues
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09/17/2010
IconWe know what it's like.  You have a great idea and are ready to begin building your business, but how do you know where to start? What are the first steps that you should take? Below are a few tips to get you started in the right direction... More >>

Tags: AttitudeCharacter, Courage, ConscienceCharacter-Courage-ConscienceEnvyFinancesMorals, Ethics, ValuesStay-at-Home MomTipsValues
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09/17/2010
Icon"For the past two decades my husband and I have run a bookstore in our town. Well, we lasted as long as we could, but between Borders and Barnes and Noble both opening outlets in our area within the past five years, we've seen our customers slowly dwindling away, to the point that we've decided to call it quits when our lease expires later this year..." More >>

Tags: BehaviorCharacter, Courage, ConscienceCharacter-Courage-ConscienceCivilityFinancesPersonal ResponsibilityValues
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09/16/2010
IconWhen asked what makes them happy at school, kids most often answer: friends! Children have better attitudes about education and learning when they have friends at school... More >>

Tags: Adult Child-ParentCharacter, Courage, ConscienceCharacter-Courage-ConscienceEducationFamily/Relationships - Adult Child/ParentFamily/Relationships - FamilyFamily/Relationships - TeensFriendsFriendshipsMotherhoodMotherhood-FatherhoodPersonal ResponsibilityRelativesSchoolTeachingTeensValues
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09/16/2010
IconLast Saturday, September 11, I was one of about 1000 motorcycle riders participating in "Ride to the Flags," from Ventura Country to Malibu, California, where a display of almost 3000 flags will honor the lives lost to Islamic suicide bombers on September 11, 2001.  The ride was hosted by the Gary Sinise Charitable Foundation, and the proceeds go to the children of those who lose their lives in the service of our country's defense against terrorism.  Pre-ride entertainment was offered by Glen Campbell, and Ann-Margret (a veteran of Vietnam-era USO entertainment) was there to send us all off with her kind words of love and support. More >>

Tags: Character, Courage, ConscienceCharacter-Courage-ConscienceDay CareMilitarynannyStay-at-Home MomValues
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09/15/2010
IconI'm 24 years old and finally, I'm doing the right thing. And the thing I'm doing that is oh-so-right is I learned to listen and respond to feedback, in all its forms. I was hoping that you could share this with your listeners, because it's a life lesson that I am so grateful to have learned early in this life. As a child, I was afraid if I did things wrong it meant a host of awful things I was stupid, I didn't listen well, I was annoying people, I was high maintenance. More >>

Tags: Adult Child-ParentCharacter, Courage, ConscienceCharacter-Courage-ConscienceFamily/Relationships - Adult Child/ParentParentingRead On-AirRegarding Dr. LauraValues
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09/15/2010
IconFacebook recently added a check-in or location-sharing feature, much like the one provided by FourSquare.com... More >>

Tags: Character, Courage, ConscienceCharacter-Courage-ConscienceFamilyFinancesInternet-MediaInternet/MediaMorals, Ethics, ValuesRelativesValues
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09/13/2010
IconRecently, I received some very bad news about a friend. A year ago, she was diagnosed with lung cancer.  She never smoked and was very physically active, religious, positive personality and never even used a curse word. I called her every day as she went through surgery and chemo. It looked like all was good.  But it wasn't, and it isn't. This cancer is aggressive, and spread even in the soup of strong chemotherapy.  Now they've told her they cannot operate.  She will have radiation every day for seven weeks and then be on chemo daily for the rest of her life. More >>

Tags: AttitudeCharacter, Courage, ConscienceCharacter-Courage-ConscienceHealthValues
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09/11/2010
IconWhen I was a boy, one of my favorite times of year was early September. Why? Because it was then I could look forward to returning to school (later, college)... More >>

Tags: Character, Courage, ConscienceCharacter-Courage-ConscienceCliff EnnicoEducationFinancesPersonal ResponsibilityStay-at-Home MomValuesWork from Home
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