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How To Survive Life’s Rough Patches, Martha Beck

I just LOVE how Martha writes. So practical and useful. HOW TO SURVIVE LIFE’S ROUGH PATCHES October 18, 2015 in Living & Wellness 4 Comments “What is happening to my life?” said Dorothy, exhaustedly sipping a triple espresso across the … Continue reading

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Maybe – A Farmer’s Tale

This is one of my favorite fables. How do you think this could apply to your life?  

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Three (Incredibly Simple) Questions The Most Successful People Use To Change The World

Mike Maddock, Contributor (Forbes Magazine),  Entrepreneur, Author, Speaker and Idea Monkey I’ve heard it said that the most brilliant business ideas are often the simplest. From my experience, it’s true. In fact, when I am fortunate enough to receive sage … Continue reading

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You Are Not Your Body: Janine Shepherd at TEDxKC

We often define ourselves by things that are “outside” us: relationships, work, family — even our own bodies. But what would it mean to have your life dramatically altered and your body irrevocably damaged? Who would you be then? This … Continue reading

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PIRKE AVOT

Happy Jewish New Year to all my Jewish Friends. PIRKE AVOT* This is a summary of Pirkei Avot* as taught by Maury Schwartz, beloved father, grandfather, and teacher.  Maury taught religious school for 60 years •    Do not do to … Continue reading

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5 Pieces of Advice Everyone Ignores (but Shouldn’t!)

From the October 2012 issue of O, The Oprah Magazine Martha Beck shares her best words of wisdom—which could change lives if only people bothered to give them a try. She generally gave herself very good advice (though she very … Continue reading

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Confessions of a Know-It-All Do-It-All, by Stand Up, Mama

GUEST POST Sally Robertson – Founder of Stand Up, Mama! BYhttp://standupmama.wordpress.com/author/standupmama/ “I wrote the following piece as part of an online blog writing class I took with the fabulous Laurie Foley at the end of 2011. I’d completely forgotten it … Continue reading

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Happy Secret to Better Work by Shawn Achor

We believe that we should work to be happy, but could that be backwards? In this fast-moving and entertaining talk from TEDxBloomington, psychologist Shawn Achor argues that actually happiness inspires productivity. Shawn Achor is the CEO of Good Think Inc., … Continue reading

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Perspective on What to Do Next

ANN PATCHETT QUOTES FROM “WHAT NOW?” Another perspective on what to do next. “What now” is based on Ann’s lauded commencement address at Sarah Lawrence College. “It was for me the start of a lesson that I never stop having … Continue reading

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Happy Holidays! Spend a little, Give a lot.

HAPPY HOLIDAYS PEOPLE.  How to Spend a Little and Give a Lot – Small Donations Twenty bucks buys movie tickets or a weekend’s worth of lattes. But you can do a world of good – from feeding an endangered animal … Continue reading

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