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What a Great Article! It Doesn’t Matter Whether You Are Married or Not. It Applies to Sisterhood Relationships, Professional Marriages…

summer-69761_640“Successful couples are savvy. They read books, attend seminars, browse Web articles and observe other successful couples. However, successful couples will tell you that they also learn by experience – trial and error.

Here are ten principles of success I have learned from working with and observing hundreds of couples:

1. Happiness is not the most important thing. Everyone wants to be happy, but happiness will come and go. Successful couples learn to intentionally do things that will bring happiness back when life pulls it away. Continue reading

The Classic Pamela Positive: Sit Down at the Table

family-eating-at-the-table-619142_640“…they’ve done studies on children who are required to sit down at the family table and those who are not.  And the ones who are score higher academically; they’re more well adjusted.”

– Paula Deen, Food Network Star

Sit down, be present, share.   It’s not just about community, about family… but also about being the best we can be.  Sitting down at the table with your loved ones for a mealtime shares love, and, helps you reach your goals!

Deen was born Paula Hiers in Albany, Georgia, the daughter of Corrie A. (née Paul) and Earl Wayne Hiers, Sr. Her parents died before she was 23, and an early marriage ended in divorce. In her 20s, Deen suffered from panic attacks and agoraphobia. She then focused on cooking for her family as something she could do without leaving her house.

Her grandmother Irene Paul had taught her the hand-me-down art of Southern cooking; one of the only places she felt safe was at her own stove, making thousands of pots of chicken and dumplings.  She later moved to Savannah, Georgia, with her sons. In 1989, she divorced her husband, Jimmy Deen, to whom she had been married since 1965.  She tried hanging wallpaper, working as a bank teller, selling real estate and insurance. She then started a catering service,  making sandwiches and meals, which her sons Jamie and Bobby delivered.

Bio Source: Wikipedia

The Classic Pamela Positive: What’s In a Conversation…Who Will You “Turn Towards” Today?

girls-380617_640The word to ‘converse’ has morphed to mean using words or talking.

But what it meant at inception was to “turn towards one another.” Continue reading

The Classic Pamela Positive: Why an Orphanage May Be a Positive Home

children-602967_640In the 1890s, people didn’t live very long. The average age from the late 1880s was, in fact, in the 40s.  So orphanages became a way for these young children whose parents died to have a home.  Currently there are 143 million orphans across the world. Continue reading

Wise Advice for Silicon Valley: “What the World Really Needs Is More Love and Less Paper Work” – Pearl Bailey

mother-429158_640“What the world really needs is more love and less paper work.” – Pearl Bailey Continue reading

The Classic Pamela Positive: Praise and Joy Should Be a Permanent Part of Our Soul – Inspired by G.K. Chesterton

poinsettia-232205_640A person is fully human “when joy is the fundamental thing in him, and grief the superficial. Melancholy should be an innocent interlude, a tender and fugitive frame of mind; praise should be the permanent pulsation of the soul.  Pessimism is at best an emotional half-holiday; joy is the uproarious labor by which all things live.”

– G. K. Chesterton Continue reading

The Classic Pamela Positive: Why Do We Live Apart from the Family We Love?

FamilyWhat We Can Learn from Asia

I am one of those fortunate people who will not need to board a flight this holiday. My family is local: My parents live 45 minutes away on the Peninsula, and my sister, brother-in-law and nephews and niece live about 1 mile from my parents. Continue reading