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What Makes a Good Coach Exceptional

(Information for this essay comes from the following source: the book “Best Coaches, Best Practices” by Andy Higgins) It, truly, is a sad fact! There are so many all around us with their dreams, their desires, their visions for their lives who cannot get on track, who cannot find any success or make something out of their lives.  And, in …

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A Statement that Troubles Me

It’s a statement that troubles me! I have heard or read about it several times – from a union executive to a newspaper columnist. And it is very offending. At least, to me it is. It’s a line used to discuss the new minimum hourly wage increase here in my province of Ontario. The statement goes something like this: “if …

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Where Is God When We Are Struggling??

It’s a question that we all ask when we are hurting, when we are struggling, when we are frustrated by life’s challenges. Where is God when we are going through our trials that never seem to end? Where is God when we confront our heartaches? Where is God when all we know is defeat and misery? Though God can be …

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It’s the Little Things that Matter

It’s a hunger that needs to be satisfied. It’s in all of us. We have a need to make something out of our lives. To be recognized for something positive. And when we don’t reach our desired goals, we feel like a failure, cheated, unworthy. We question our own self-worth. It can leave us despondent. We ask ourselves if only …

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Terror Attacks

The headlines troubled us all. A suicide bomber blows himself up killing 22 individuals at a rock concert in Manchester, England. Many were young children not to mention injuring countless others. And we ask why? We scratch our heads and we struggle to find answers. Just what makes this terrorist and others like him think that they are beyond the …

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Thinking in Absolutes

In our pursuit of our goals, in our dreams, and, in life, we must think in absolutes. No gray area. It’s all black and white. If we settle for something mediocre, we usually get it, selling ourselves short and end up leading unfulfilled lives. We must go for the brass ring, the whole ten yards. Here are some quotes where …

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What Do You Mean I’m Prejudiced?

We are all guilty of it. We all practice a form of bigotry and prejudice on a regular basis and we are not aware of it. For example, we would never think that we were practicing racism – thinking that one race is more important than the other. Or that we were practicing sexism – the belief that one sex …

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What Do I Do with My Life Now?

It’s a question that plagues many who have been working for years at the same job, doing the same routine at one time or another. They have been working with very little satisfaction and start thinking about a change. Do they stay with what they have or risk by making changes? And what changes? So, what do they do? I …

Love, Forgive, Be Kind……….Anyway

        In our journey through life, we try to be the best person we can be. We try to be kind, helpful and generous. Only to have people walk all over us.  Rabbi Harold Kushner is fond of saying “just because you are a vegetarian, doesn’t mean the bull won`t attack.” The question is with all the …

I believe….

I BELIEVE…… (Material for this essay comes from the following books: “The Gift of Giving” by Michael Lynberg and “Love” and “Personhood” by Dr. Leo F. Buscaglia) ******************** In our journey through life, there will be struggles and heartaches. But to help us ease these pains, there are beliefs and values that make life more enjoyable, even rewarding. Here are …