I Wish More People Were Fluent In Silence….


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Good Friday


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The Wise Old Owl

the wise old owl

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The Rule

I like to keep my private life private

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Living a Longer Sweet Life

Living a Longer Sweet Life

You can beat the odds which predict shorter lifespans for people with type 1 diabetes but you must be mindful and proactive to succeed

Less than a hundred years ago, being diagnosed with type 1 diabetes was practically a death sentence. Most people lived, on average, a few months, with a few lucky individuals surviving for over a year. Even just a few decades ago, someone diagnosed with T1D could expect to live a limited life that would end with a host of medical problems and an early decline.

Today, type 1 diabetics face a brighter outlook. Significant improvements in technology and diabetes treatment means diabetics can thrive for decades with the right care.

But despite better blood sugar control provided by things like CGMs, advanced pump technology, and a better understanding of the disease, diabetics still have a shorter life expectancy than the average person.

Average Life Expectancy of a Type 1 Diabetic

According to a study published in JAMA in 2015, the average lifespan of a male with type 1 diabetes is about 66 years, 11 years less than the average male. Women with T1D appear to be impacted even more by the disease and on average only live to 68, about 13 years less than average.

For people diagnosed with the disease before the age of 10, life expectancy drops even lower to 16 years less than the average person, according to a study published in The Lancetin 2018. While those diagnosed at an older age only see a 10-year drop in life expectancy on average.


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What We Should’ve Been Taught Versus Being Taught What To Avoid


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Why Don’t We Say ‘You’re Welcome’ Anymore?

Why Don’t We Say ‘You’re Welcome’ Anymore?

Inside the rise of “no problem,” “no worries” and so on.
In recent years, "you're welcome" seems to have gone out of favor, replaced by "no problem," "no worries" or "uh huh."

In recent years, “you’re welcome” seems to have gone out of favor, replaced by “no problem,” “no worries” or “uh huh.”

“No problem!” “No worries!” “Anytime!” “Of course!” “Sure thing!” “Uh huh!”

These are some of the many ways people commonly respond to “thank you.” But what happened to the classic “you’re welcome”?

Over the years, American etiquette experts, baby boomers and writers have lamented the apparent decline in the use of the phrase “you’re welcome” in everyday conversation.

But the reasons for the decline do not necessarily come from a place of rudeness, nor is “you’re welcome” simply another thing that millennials are bent on “killing.” In some ways, it comes from a desire to be more considerate.

“I think people worry that with ‘you’re welcome,’ it’s an expectation that this person should have thanked you and they did in fact do the right thing,” Emily Post’s great-granddaughter Lizzie Post, co-host of the Emily Post Institute’s “Awesome Etiquette” podcast, told HuffPost. “People feel that it’s less humble. ‘You’re welcome’ also gets a snarky rep from time to time.”

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We All Have A Bag….

We all have a bag

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Time Is Like A River

Time is like a river

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Be You. The World Will Adjust

Be you.  The world will adjust

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Leadership From A Dancing Guy

This is leadership from a dancing guy at the Sasquatch music Festival in 2009. Official transcript at http://sivers.org/ff –— Script: If you’ve learned a lot about leadership and making a movement, then let’s watch a movement happen, start to finish, in under 3 minutes, and dissect some lessons: A leader needs the guts to stand alone and look ridiculous. But what he’s doing is so simple, it’s almost instructional. This is key. You must be easy to follow! Now comes the first follower with a crucial role: he publicly shows everyone how to follow. Notice the leader embraces him as an equal, so it’s not about the leader anymore – it’s about them, plural. Notice he’s calling to his friends to join in. It takes guts to be a first follower! You stand out and brave ridicule, yourself. Being a first follower is an under-appreciated form of leadership. The first follower transforms a lone nut into a leader. If the leader is the flint, the first follower is the spark that makes the fire.

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The Only Upside To Bronchitis

The only “good” thing about my 14th bout of bronchitis is that I have a Barry White voice….


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20 Brutal Truths About Life No One Wants to Admit

20 Brutal Truths About Life No One Wants to Admit

Time is your most valuable asset–you need to prioritize how you spend it.

By Matthew JonesContributor, Inc.com@M_tthewJones
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It’s much easier to talk about the weather, sports, and celebrities than your fear of mortality.

Unfortunately, the more time you spend pretending that ultimate truths don’t exist, the more time you waste not being your authentic self and getting the most out of every precious second.

Time, not money, is your most valuable asset. Allow the list below to ignite the spark of motivation you need to make better use of the time you have on this planet.

Sometimes we need to head into the storm to appreciate the light and have a renewed passion for the beauty of life.

Here are 20 brutal truths that every single person needs to hear.

1. You’re going to die and you have no idea when.

Stop pretending that you’re invincible. Acknowledge the fact of your own mortality, and then start structuring your life in a more meaningful way.

2. Everyone you love is going to die, and you don’t know when.

This truth may be saddening at first, but it also gives you permission to make amends with past difficulties and re-establish meaningful relationships with important figures in your life.

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