Barry Clermont

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Family Affairs, The Years Just Melt Away

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Family affairs can be painful. Or, they can be refreshing and rejuvenating! How do you feel when family gets together and you meet people you haven’t seen in years or maybe even never met? Family Affairs Can Be Fun! Family affairs are an opportunity to reconnect. Sometimes there are issues that have lived beneath the …

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How can you say no if you don’t know what you are saying no to?

Have you ever caught yourself saying no to something a friend tries to ask you to look at when you don’t really even no what they are asking? Is Saying No Automatic? Most of us have friends and family who are involved in things we know nothing about. They may try to involve us and …

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Knowing What I Know About Heaven

I know nothing about heaven but what the bible and the Catholic Church tells us but this song gives me a certain peace as the February blahs set in and I find myself missing some of the people I have lost in the last few years. Knowing What I Know About Heaven Someone posted this on  Facebook …

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Remembrance Day. Why Do We Still Need To Remember?

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Remembrance Day was originally to commemorate the end of the First World War. Then came Hitler and the Second World War. And Korea, and Vietnam, and Afghanistan. We need to remember so that we can be prepared to stand up for our way of life. Remembrance Day 2016 I was at services in downtown Barrie …

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Multi-Level Marketing (MLM): Why You Need to Love the “Onesie, Twosies”!

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“Onesie, Twosies” are critical for the success of your MLM business. This is where the bulk of your numbers will come from. MLM and the Numbers As with any type of sales organization, successful sales strategies are all about the numbers. You need to fill the funnel to get results. How do you do that? …

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Memories can be painful. Should you feel guilty for sharing?

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Painful memories, we all have them. We live in a very “social” world today and often don’t think twice about sharing what used to be very private thoughts in a public space. This blog is exactly that. I share for two reasons. One, to release some of my own pain. Two, to let others know they are …

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Pokémon Go – What’s with this thing?

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While visiting Oklahoma City recently, we became aware of Pokémon Go.  Pokémon People Walking along the Bricktown Canal, we noticed a lot of people staring at their cell phones. Many were in groups. At first, I thought how sad is that. All these people walking around ignoring each other. Then, I remembered reading about this new …

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Forgiveness is about you, not the offender.

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Forgiveness is for your own benefit, not those who offend you. When we hold onto past wrongs against us, they eat away at our happiness and distract us from moving forward. By holding onto the wish for revenge, for them to get what they deserve, we give them power over us. Forgive those who offend you and …

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Labels and words: The words you use matter.

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Your words end up being used as labels. Be careful how you mean what you say. Words What people mean with their words may be much different than how they are interpreted. An article written by The Eyeopener about Ryerson’s “dropouts” is a great example. When a student makes a decision to change direction, take …

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Traffic Flow, who should come first, people or vehicles?

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Traffic flow is a challenge these days. Who should be priority? Pedestrians or vehicles? Traffic Flow There are three types of traffic flow to consider: People Motorized vehicles Bicycles   Who takes priority? When I was young, it was rare for families to have one car. These days, there are often more than two in …

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