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Commit yourself to lifelong learning

Commit yourself to lifelong learning. The most valuable asset you’ll ever have is your mind and what you put into it. –Brian Tracy We have a natural yearning for learning. Infants have an insatiable hunger, responding to each sight, sound, smell, taste, and tactile experience with curiosity. As toddlers, they roam everywhere, soaking in as much information as possible in …

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Paving the Way for a Successful and Happy 2018

Happy New Year! Have you thought about making 2018 your best year ever? To do so, you may want to consider a three-pronged attack. That is, your vision, your goals, and your One Word for the year (more about that later). Your Vision Stand-up comic Anita Wise had this to say, “I’m a little upset. I just found out I …

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How to Help Yourself and Others Change Subconscious Beliefs

You have probably heard or read Henry Ford’s famous quote, “Whether you think you can or whether you think you can’t, you’re right.” This powerful truth is hardly a new idea. About 2,000 years ago, the Roman poet Virgil expressed the same thought when he wrote, “They can because they think they can.” Both men were simply stating that we …

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The Best Name for God IS…

Yesterday was Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and already the malls are prepared for Christmas, the season for giving. But, as always, the greatest gifts of all are not for sale and are free. It doesn’t cost anything to bring joy into the lives of others, for all they hope for are acceptance, recognition, understanding, patience, kindness, encouragement, a smile, a …

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“Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.” ─Dalai Lama

Life is exciting, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t stressful. We’re bound to run into difficulties and sure to get caught in storms. And when we do, we appreciate the extended arm of a friend, offering help. Whatever form it takes, their kindness and generosity is like the sun breaking through a bank of black clouds. The only thing better …

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Four Fallacies or Biases to Beware of

NOTE: Because of the length of this article, you may want to read and think about just one fallacy (bias) per day for the next four days. 1. The Clustering Illusion How much of what is going on around us do we understand? Surprisingly little. If not completely blind, our vision is obscured by the cobwebs of our mind, which …

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Facing fear of cancer

“Cancer affects all of us, whether you’re a daughter,  mother, sister, friend, coworker, doctor, or patient.” –Jennifer Aniston “When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.” (–Franklin D. Roosevelt) Cancer runs in Linda’s family (not her real name) and she tested positive for the BRCA (BReast CAncer) 2 gene, indicating that she is at higher risk …

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Miscommunicating and Making Assumptions

Isn’t life a series of interactions with others? That being so, it makes getting along with people of primary importance. After all, if our interactions are pleasant, we’ll have a happy life, but if they are filled with conflict, rancor, and resentment we’ll be unhappy. Why do so many people struggle with getting along with others? Two of the many …