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The Dog Days of Summer Are Perfect for PAM Week Planning
These certainly are the dog days of summer. It’s been so hot that even my dogs sometimes don’t want to venture for their evening walk. Bear, my big guy just hunkers down and won’t budge when I get the leashes out and Crosby comes along to keep me and KD company, but then lays down in the shade every chance he gets!    But amid these long days hot of summer, we are busy planning for our upcoming ANI and National Patient Account Management Week (PAM Week). Th...
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AGING

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I was reading Parade magazine last Sunday and there was an article in ln there about slowing the aging process. Since I recently had another birthday, I was immediately interested! Here is what they said NOT to do:Don’t commute more than 30 miles (ok, that’s an easy one)Watch more than 2 hours of TV a day   (oops)Don’t have sex less than once a week (no comment)Have more than 1 drink a day (again, no comment)Sit for more than 3 hours a day (not sure if my more than 2 ...
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Morning Rituals

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THE ROAD OF SUCCESS STARTS IN THE MORNING For those of you, who know me; know that I’m not a morning person. Yet I have my rituals and over the years have developed habits that serve me the best. How you start your day may be considerably different than mine but each of us finds a way to make their day more manageable.In a recent Success magazine there was an article about how successful people find ways to make their mornings more manageable. I want to share some of these tips with y...
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HAPPY FATHER'S DAY

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For all of our AAHAM fathers I want to wish you a Happy Father’s Day!   Some of you may think of Father’s Day as another Hallmark holiday or a Sunday marked by giving Dad a tie, bbq tools or golf balls, but I think it’s important to recognize the contributions fathers make to their families. Fathers today seem much more involved than the fathers we knew from TV when I was growing up. Whether it was “Leave it to Beaver”, “Father Know Best” or &l...
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BOGO; The Allure of Free

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 Did you know you can get a free donut from Dunkin Donuts if you complete their quick questionnaire on customer experience? I didn’t realize this but when I learned about it, it made me laugh. Somehow a free donut doesn’t seem as calorie laden or as decadent as the one that you decided to buy. Certainly it’s something to ponder.  My sister Janis loves their coffee, she has so much will power though, she can go to one without getting nary a donut hole, not even a free ...
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QBQ

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Starting my spring cleaning, I decided to part with some books that I haven’t read or have had for many years. I found an intriguing thin paperback, “QBQ! The Question behind the Question” by John G. Miller, and decided to read it before I donated it to charity. Miller’s advice is as helpful today as when I purchased the book 10 years ago. His suggestions offer keys to success in business and in personal relationships.The author recommends making a difference and focusing...
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Celebrating AAHAM Mothers on Mother's Day

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Celebrating AAHAM Mothers on Mother's Day
When you start thinking of your Mother’s Day celebration this year; it may be interesting knowing the origin of Mother’s Day.This holiday dates back to 1908 when Anna Jarvis held a memorial for her mother in Grafton, West Virginia. She had campaigned to make Mother’s Day a recognized holiday when her mother died in 1905. She wanted to honor her mother, Ann Jarvis, and have a day set aside to honor all mothers.   Jarvis’ mother was a peace activist who cared for ...
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April is Stress Management Month

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April is Stress Management Month
It’s April and certainly the signs of spring are all around but did you know it is Stress Management Month? This is a good opportunity to bring attention to stress management and promote taking time to unwind, relax, renew and rejuvenate.Stress happens. From our jobs, careers, family and simply daily living; stress sometimes seems unavoidable. It’s just there and is a normal emotional response to demands of life. But stress not only afflicts your mind it can also affect a person&rsqu...
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March is National Craft Month

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March is National Craft Month and since beading is my craft of choice, I think it’s nice to recognize those of us who craft and inspire new crafters. Michaels, Jo-Ann’s and Hobby Lobby will be happy too.I know there is so little time to pursue crafts but I find it satisfying to be able to say, “I made it” when someone pays me a compliment about a necklace or bracelet I’ve made. I also love to give my homemade creations as special gifts to special people. I’ve ...
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A sure sign of spring certainly is when we set our clock ahead and this month when I go to bed Saturday night, March 7th, I’ll be sure to do this. It’s also a good reminder to change your smoke detector batteries at home.Daylight Saving Time (DST) means my three dogs (KD, Bear & Crosby) can be walked in the evening after work rather than in the morning. That’s a nice change for me since I’m known for not being a morning person. They aren’t too particular as long...
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