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The Small Stuff Worth Sweating

The Small Stuff Worth Sweating

| August 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

Years ago a little book authored by the late, Dr. Richard Carlson entitled, Don’t Sweat The Small Stuff…and It’s All Small Stuff provided some much-needed wisdom for those of us whose sense of peace of mind and happiness were continually …

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5 Steps to Positive (and Powerful) Self-Change

5 Steps to Positive (and Powerful) Self-Change

| June 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

Recently, on my Facebook Page I suggested 5 steps for positive self-change. 

They are:

  1. Awareness: We must be aware that there is a need for change before we are in a position to begin doing so.
  2. Desire: The desire to

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The Missing Piece to the Influence Puzzle

The Missing Piece to the Influence Puzzle

| May 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

If influence is the ability to move a person(s) to a desired and appropriate action, then what is its lynchpin?

What is that one…thing that, without it, you convince but cannot persuade and, with it, you can rally a …

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Happiness Can Only Be Attained From Giving Value

Happiness Can Only Be Attained From Giving Value

| April 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

Happiness  — whether consciously or not — it is a person’s main motivation. However, it can only be attained by acting in accordance with one’s values.

We define happiness as being the mental feeling of well-being. We also know that …

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Communities Find Refreshment Through Outdoor Gardens

Communities Find Refreshment Through Outdoor Gardens

Whether you live in an urban or rural area, enjoying the outdoors is something many Americans have in common, and we experience it in different ways – both big and small – from growing herbs on the back porch to …

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One Family, One Veteran, Two Heroes

One Family, One Veteran, Two Heroes

| February 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

(NewsUSA) – From the perspective of many veterans, their military service is merely a duty. They were doing their job. They don’t look in the mirror and see a hero. When wounded Air Force sergeant Tom Marcum returned home from …

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Is Anything Ever Accomplished By A Pessimist?

Is Anything Ever Accomplished By A Pessimist?

| October 29, 2013 | 0 Comments

A post on Twitter by the great speaker and author, Billy Cox, quoted former General Electric Chairman and CEO, Jack Welch as saying:

“Nothing of any importance has ever been accomplished by a pessimist.”

To me, this rings true. After …

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Living In Joy

Living In Joy

| September 29, 2013 | 0 Comments

My friend, Michelle Stimpson sent me a little booklet entitled Joy, which had the following quote:

“There are souls in this world who have the gift of finding joy everywhere and leaving it behind them when they go.”

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