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Win the Gold in Conversation

The XXII Olympic Winter Games 2014 are beginning in Sochi. Most of us are not the exceptional athletes in the sports featured

five middle-aged white men and women, yellow tablecloth, filled wood bookshelves

Going for the gold in conversation means achieving stronger relationships

at the Olympics. We are, or can be, exceptional in our own daily events.

‘Conversation’ is one such daily event. Continue reading

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Your Spouse is Cheating, Now What?

What do you do when you discover your spouse is cheating?  Would you believe that not everyone immediately confronts the lying SOB and calls a lawyer

LifeIsHOTBlog, Spouse Cheating Now What, Brad W. Smith photographer, rocks, blue water.

When life crashes over you and puts you in a hard place, you can choose to fight for yourself, or give in. Either way is a struggle.

or a counselor? In fact, some spouses hide from the truth. They pretend to not know what they know. They think life can go on just as they thought it was. They are wrong.

In math equations, the expression on one side must always equal, or have the same value, as the expression on the other. There is a corollary in life: When you discover something, you are changed by it in a way that is equal to its significance.

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We’re About to be Homeless

Friday and Saturday the moving company came and moved most everything out of the house. We’ve spent the last few nights at a friend’s house. Today, Brad will load

Brad W. Smith photographer, moving van, LifeIsHOTBlog Homeless

Nothing changes your relationship to your stuff life packing and physically moving it.

a few things into a rental truck, and after we finish up the paperwork of selling the house, we’ll be technically homeless. Although, it hardly feels that way. If anything, the logistics of selling a home makes you acutely aware of all of your stuff.

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