Locusts, Floods and Tornados — Oh my!
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One of the things I love about living in Arizona is that — other than the summer heat – we really don’t have a lot of natural disasters. I find this a true bonus having lived through several BIG earthquakes in Los Angeles. Plus, we have LOTS of free parking here! But, that’s for another article;) Another thing we have during the hot summer … Continue reading

Is Putting Your Customers First Still A Good Idea?
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  I hope you all enjoyed Labor Day? Having a day to acknowledge the American workforce is especially important to me, especially since I founded Lucky Duck Living.  To that end, I recently read the book “Small Giants” by Bo Burlingame. It’s not about buying American, but rather a snapshot of U.S. business owners who have chosen – in various ways — being “great” … Continue reading

Are Your Expectations Limiting The Joy In Life?
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Resolutions are not my thing. I wrote in an earlier blog post, that I find lasting change is more about focusing on adding the positive than putting energy into taking away the negative. Exercise, for example, is an integral part of my health and well-being. Neither of which I have done much of the last 6 months. Rather than figure out the “hows … Continue reading

The Latest Life Lesson From Top Dog In Charge
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Lately, my puppy Vito is my greatest teacher. Despite his penchant for cardboard boxes he’s a therapy dog in training, and last night was his weekly obedience class. My day ran long and I could see that I wasn’t going to have the half-hour to take him to the park first.  I decided to go right to class when my gut said…”go to the … Continue reading

Do You See Yourself As You Really Are?
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It’s kinda hard to imagine, but until a couple of weeks ago I didn’t own a full-length mirror! If I wanted to check out my look for the day I’d step up on the curb of my shower and open the medicine cabinet, so I could get a somewhat complete – albeit angled ‑view of what I was taking out into the world. Flash forward. I now have … Continue reading