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Laura's Corner

I work very hard and am attending college to obtain my degree in the Human Service field. Writing makes me feel alive and gives me the opportunity to touch those whom I would not be able to otherwise. Last but not least, I have been blessed with two amazing daughters who love me completely and support my dreams. Feel free to contact me with questions, concerns or feedback.

Nip it in the bud-get

With Christmas fast approaching, most likely we are scrambling to find the perfect gift.  Along with the perfect gift comes one of two things: cash or credit.

With the economy in the gutter, so many of us wonder, how do we save?  How do we avoid going overboard, not just now but all year long?  Are there practical ideas regarding keeping the money in our pockets in lieu of the opposite? 

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Resolutions and such

Each year around this time, I begin to think of the who, what, where, when and why of the resolution. For some, it’s a time to purge.   For others, it’s a time to work out, rehab or may be a promise of change. Whatever category you fall into, we continue to make the same commitments as last year and the year prior.

It’s almost impossible to give up something which has been a part of your existence. Drugs, alcohol, food, shopping, materialism, excess, etc, all have a tight hold and have no plans on letting go. They’re available, around and will always be within arm’s reach. Those we relate to are an intrinsic part of these situations as well. Birds of a feather, well, you know. 

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