Author Archives: Diane Osborne

Are you a Survivor?

National Cancer Survivors Day® is an annual, treasured Celebration of Life that is held in hundreds of communities nationwide, and around the world, on the first Sunday in June. It is a CELEBRATION for those who have survived, an INSPIRATION for those recently diagnosed, a gathering of SUPPORT for families, and an OUTREACH to the community. On National Cancer Survivors Day®, thousands gather across the globe to honor cancer survivors and to show the world that life after a cancer diagnosis can be fruitful, rewarding, and even inspiring.


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Have You Shared Your Personal History?

Each May, the Association of Personal Historians celebrates Personal History Awareness Month. They remind us that May is a great time to continue or begin a genealogy project of your own. You might wish to only do your own history or embark on a grand family project or work together with a family member who is already working one up. The time is right, this month, because procrastination is one of the biggest killers of personal historical data collection.  Continue reading

Golden Rule Week

When I was growing up, I had one common motto for my life known as the “Golden Rule.” My parents must have taught me it at an early age because I still live by it today.  As defined by Merriam-Webster, the Golden Rule is a rule of ethical conduct referring to Matthew 7:12 and Luke 6:31: (in the Bible) do to others as you would have them do to you.  Another definition of the Golden Rule is: A basic principle that should always be followed to ensure success in general or in a particular activity.  I think we all want to be successful, right? So, I believe it is important to have something to live by to guide you when you make decisions.

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Take a Look on the Bright Side

Although March is National Optimism Month, any month can be an opportunity to build your tendency toward optimism and reaping its many benefits.  Optimism is linked to many benefits in life, including increased health, happiness, and longevity.  Even though a tendency toward optimism is partially due to inborn factors like openness to experience and agreeableness, optimistic thinking patterns can be developed any time during your life and can bring these benefits with them. Continue reading

Control Your Wasted Time

February is National Time Management Month.  I could give you a list of apps to help you manage your time and organize your projects and activities and that may work for some people.  If we are honest, what we may need to look at is what are we doing with our time?  Are we using it wisely?  We all need to take breaks, but what are we doing on those breaks? Continue reading

Celebration of Life Month

It’s the beginning of a new year, and that makes it the best time to start appreciating the lives that we lead, and the blessings that come to us every day. Part of that recognition is appreciating  our body, and preparing to celebrate the year ahead. Celebration of Life Month is the perfect opportunity for you to unravel from the holidays, take a few days to rest, and prepare yourself for the upcoming months ahead. Continue reading

The Colors of Christmas

There are several colors which are traditionally associated with Christmas.  The first two colors many of us think of are red and green.

I began to question do these colors have any special meaning and what do they represent?  Are there any other colors associated with Christmas?

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Attitude of Gratitude

November has been proclaimed “National Gratitude Month” throughout the United States and Canada by National Day CalendarStacey Grewal, the author, spiritual mentor, and coach advocated for the proclamation in August 2015.

“Gratitude is an essential ingredient of a happy, fulfilling life.” said Grewal, who wrote the book, Gratitude and Goals: Create the Life You Would Love to Live. “Research shows that practicing daily gratitude can enhance our moods, decrease stress and drastically improve our overall level of wellbeing.”  Grewel also pointed out that on average, grateful people tend to be happier, healthier; more physically fit, have a higher income and have much more satisfying personal and professional relationships.

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