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Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body – Joseph Addison

Although we are part of the animal kingdom, we occupy a unique position in life. For we are not only creations, but creators. And we are wonderful creators. That is, we have created wonders such as the great Pyramid of Giza, the Taj Mahal, the Great Wall of China, Greece’s Acropolis, Peru’s Machu Picchu, the Angkor Wat Buddhist temples in …

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F.O.C.U.S. = Follow One Course Until Success

Imagine the rays of the sun striking a newspaper lying on the sand of a tropical beach. Even if the newspaper were to remain there for many years, there wouldn’t be very much sun damage. True, the pages would yellow and fade, but for the most part, the newspaper would remain intact. Yet, if we were to use a magnifying …

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The Wisdom of Life

His wisdom wasn’t enough to help him survive. After years of fighting depression and a fearful life filled with anxiety and stress, he committed suicide, while everyone around him was sure that he was “okay.” Just a couple of months earlier, he wrote a letter to his friends, asking them to share his thoughts with the world after his death. …

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An Overview of Positive Thinking

Is there something negative about positive thinking? Judging by the titles of some books and the headlines of some newspaper and magazine articles, I can easily see how people could become confused. For example, an article in the May 2011 issue of Scientific American plants seeds of doubt with this title, Can Positive Thinking Be Negative? And the July 4, …

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Dealing with Difficult People

Did you ever grit your teeth in desperation as you tried to deal with a difficult person? Did you ever wonder why people are so difficult? Did you ever long to have the secret to dealing with difficult people? Well, the secret is surprisingly simple to learn and not too complex to master if you don’t mind practicing. So, what …

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The Source of Problems behind Medical Conditions

Does this title sound like a significant discovery in the field of human medicine? Is it really true that we now know the reason for medical conditions? Many contemporary research studies have revealed something very promising—something relatively new. In the past few years, science has learned more about the influence of inflammation, which is the body’s response to infection, in …

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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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The Road to Change

It’s often said that nothing is certain in life other than death and taxes. And after paying taxes, all that is left are two kinds of change. The change we carry in our purse and the unstoppable transformation of everything we experience. As change occurs at a dizzying pace, we cling to straws in the hope of finding stability. But …

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A Primer on Positive Thinking

Is there something negative about positive thinking? Judging by the titles of some books and the headlines of some newspaper and magazine articles, I can easily see how people could become confused. For example, an article in the May 2011 issue of Scientific American plants seeds of doubt with this title, Can Positive Thinking Be Negative? And the July 4, …