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28 Powerful Tips to Relieve Stress

28 Powerful Tips to Relieve Stress We live in a stressful world, bombarded by increasing demands, added responsibilities, and by choices between our professional and personal commitments. Sound familiar? Here are 28 powerful tips to relieve stress. Make every moment matter. Time is your most valuable asset. Invest it wisely or you’ll be forced to…
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pmca colony update 2019: Banding and Field Research

It has been a busy month for our field research team here at the PMCA. Our twice weekly nest checks now included banding and nest changes on most days. All of the nestlings at our colony sites are banded when they reach at least eleven days old. By the end of the season we will…
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PMCA Colony Update 2019: We have eggs

The first egg of the 2019 season at the PMCA was laid on May 29th. We now have multiple eggs in almost every cavity at each of our colony sites. We are also excited to announce that Season 4 of Martin TV is now live on YouTube. We have a live camera that gives you…
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pmca colony update 2019: Our first eggs have begun hatching

The first nest of our season hatched on June 17th and with that begins a busy couple weeks of eggs hatching every day.  When a nest first hatches, we use our laminated martin photos to age the young. Using their age we can determine the actual hatch date, the date that they can be banded…
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PMCA Colony update 2019: Subadult martins are here

It’s been over a month since the arrival of the first scouts to our colonies. Over that time, more and more martins have arrived including the subadult martins on May 23rd. During the last week the martins have been busy gathering nesting material and we now have several well built nests at each of our…
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PMCA Colony Update 2019: Our Martins have arrived

The spring is an exciting time here at the PMCA. We share the anticipation with our fellow Purple Martin landlords for the arrival of our Purple Martins to our colonies. We follow along with the Scout-Arrival map and look to the skies when the arrival time approaches. That day arrived for us this year on…
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Prosperity Isn’t About Money

If I asked you whether a particular person is wealthy, you’d probably estimate how much money they have and gauge the worldly possessions they own. That got me thinking. If prosperity is defined as good fortune, why do we confine our definition to money and possessions? What about the strength of our relationships, the memories…
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It’s Vital to Say Please and Thank You. Here’s why…

It’s so easy to say please and thank you — yet some folks don’t seem to bother. The fact is, some folks are rude and ungrateful; all they think about is themselves. Others never learned basic etiquette and are oblivious to the way people should behave. Still others have adopted bad habits and don’t even…
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35 Questions to Inspire Self-Reflection

When was the last time you paused to reflect on your life? You’re too busy for that, right? Wouldn’t you like to know if you should continue full speed ahead or if you’re veering off course? Here are 35 questions to inspire self-reflection. They will help you identify your values, discover your driving forces, challenge…
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To Be or Not to Be

When you get older and reflect on your life, will you value the things that you checked off your to-do list or will you take pride in knowing that you enjoyed a life well lived? In other words, shouldn’t who you want to be take precedence over what you want to pursue? What could be…
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