Author Archives: Ruth Anne Mak

Resilience

Resilience by Ruth Anne Mak  I could go into the various reasons why one person can experience loss, trauma, or live through a disaster and come out stronger and ready to move forward, while another may crumble and not be … Continue reading

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What if…

What if… by Ruth Anne Mak What if…we hear that a lot these days.  It’s usually used to worry about what would happen if we ran out of gas or money, our kids got hurt, the mortgage was in foreclosure, … Continue reading

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Silence Really Can be Golden

Silence Really Can be Golden by Ruth Anne Mak   I usually write about connections and sharing with others.  I don’t often write about being quiet and keeping our thoughts to ourselves, but I think this practice can be just … Continue reading

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Thank You

Thank You by Ruth Anne Mak One of the suggestions parenting experts give to parents is to catch your children doing something right and praise them for it.  I have always liked this idea since I think positive reinforcement goes … Continue reading

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Ripples in a Really Big Pond

  Ripples in a Really Big Pond by Ruth Anne Mak We have all heard of “paying it forward”, which refers to helping someone out to repay someone else who helped us in some way.  I have always thought this … Continue reading

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Looking Up

Looking Up by Ruth Anne Mak Living a positive and joyful life can be a challenge in our media-saturated society where every event can be broadcast live on tv news channels, uploaded to YouTube or internet news sites, and seen … Continue reading

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