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Key Aspects for Living a More Resilient Life

As promised last time, I want to share some key factors in how to lead a more resilient life. Resilient people think differently. They use a set of skills, whether innate or learned, that allows them to persevere, to manage stress more easily, and to move through failure instead of getting stuck in it. Strengthening your resilience muscle will positively affect the quality of your life. The more you consciously choose to bounce back, the faster you will do so.

Here are a few factors to living a more resilient life: 

1) Have caring and supportive relationships within and outside the family. Relationships that create love and trust and provide positive role models offer encouragement and reassurance to help build a person’s resilience.

Greenspring Resident Selected as a 2012 Living Legend of Alexandria

Greenspring Resident Selected as a 2012 Living Legend of Alexandria


Al Grande, founder of ASAP Printing & Mailing Co. and founding member of Alexandria Police Foundation, to be honored in 2012

            (SPRINGFIELD, VIRGINIA) – Al Grande, resident at Greenspring retirement community in Springfield, Va., has been selected as one of the 2012 Living Legends of Alexandria.   Honorees receiving this award have been involved in “the creation of something that improves the quality of life in Alexandria that would not likely have existed without that person's vision and determination to make it happen” or have given “a minimum of 10 years of service on Boards, Committees, Commissions or Service Organizations,” according to the Living Legends of Alexandria website.

Curry's Auto Service Opens 9th Shop in Alexandria, VA, on December 12

Curry's Auto Service Opens 9th Shop in Alexandria, VA, on December 12

 Curry's Auto Service  opened its 9th auto service and repair shop today at 616 South Pickett Street in Cameron Park, Alexandria. The new store  includes 6,100 square feet with eight service bays.

The opening of Curry's Alexandria shop marks the fourth store opening within a 12 month period for Curry's Auto Service, which is headquartered in Gainesville, VA. Already operating eight shops in Northern Virginia and one in Maryland, Curry’s Auto Service is one of the largest independent service and repair shops in the DC area. Curry's has recorded more than 4500 customer interactions each month at its shops in Arlington, Chantilly, Dulles, Fairfax City, Falls Church, Gainesville and Great Falls/Reston in Virginia and Gaithersburg, MD.    

Greater Springfield Chamber Inducts New Board and President, Honors Awardees

Greater Springfield Chamber Inducts New Board and President, Honors Awardees

The Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce held its Annual Dinner Thursday evening, December 8 at the Hilton Springfield.  The Chamber, representing businesses from Burke, Fairfax Station, Franconia, Kingstowne, Lorton Station, Newington and Springfield, used the year end event to introduce its newly elected board members and the coming year’s board president.  Following the board installation the Chamber recognized worthy businesses and individuals for their accomplishments and contributions to our community.

Time Management Tips & Techniques

As I promised here is the third of a series of three time management articles on managing your time and life. Good time management skills will allow you to be in control of your time and life, and your stress and energy levels. Here are several tips and techniques, plus a great exercise that will support you in getting things accomplished!

Tips & Techniques:

The First Pork Barrel BBQ Restaurant Opens Tonight in Del Ray

The First Pork Barrel BBQ Restaurant Opens Tonight in Del Ray

After passing inspection early last week and a closed practice session last night, Pork Barrel BBQ will open the first Pork Barrel BBQ Restaurant for business in just a few hours at 5:00 p.m. tonight! They will be serving dinner until 10:00 p.m. tonight.

So what type of BBQ are they serving up?

"The menu includes Pork Barrel BBQ’s take on traditional barbecue meats and side dishes. Customers can order ribs, brisket, pulled pork, chicken and sausage as a sandwich, platter or by the pound. Side dishes include BBQ baked beans, cole slaw, mac and cheese, smoked Ratatouille, collard greens, Texas caviar, potato salad and corn pudding," says the Pork Barrel BBQ site.

Local Travel Expert Wins Outstanding Sales Achievement Award from Cruise Holidays

From Cruise Holidays:

Cruise Holidays, North America’s most successful cruise-specialty retail franchise, presented a very select group of travel consultants with Outstanding Individual Sales Achievement awards at a special ceremony during the franchise network’s Annual Convention. The convention took place November 5-12 aboard Holland America Line’s ms Eurodam.