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Author Archive | Anissa Bourgeacq

dog is like family

My Dog is My Favorite Family Member

Family members come in all forms. We have our extended family (aunts, uncles, cousins, in-laws). We have our immediate family (spouses and kids). Our relationships with all these people varies depending on a multitude of factors including proximity, family history, and personalities. We often don’t consciously “rank” the family members in our lives, but if […]

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age 10 bittersweet milestones

Age 10: The Most Bittersweet of Ages

I have two daughters. Both have reached milestones that have evoked many emotions. For instance, learning to walk, turning a year old, going to their first day of kindergarten, and many others. As parents, we celebrate these events, while at the same time feeling a bit nostalgic for the times that came before. No age […]

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expand your comfort zone

I’m Not Going to Step Out of My Comfort Zone

There are countless motivational sayings that urge people to step out of their “comfort zone.”             “Do something every day that scares you.”             “Get comfortable being uncomfortable.”             “You are only confined by the walls you build yourself.”             “Jump and the net will appear.” These are just a few of these kinds of […]

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