Navigating the balance between Optimism and Stark Reality

OPTIMISM is important and life-giving. Having a positive outlook helps keep us moving forward, gives us energy, holds depression at bay, improves our relationships. Gratitude for the blessings in our lives has been shown to reduce our stress and improve our health – to an extent. But if we employ an optimistic, grateful, positive attitude to…

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The legacy of an early death

This morning I learned that an old friend of mine, Tony, died a few days ago of a heart attack. He was a kind, brilliant, charismatic man, with hundreds of friends. He loved life, loved the adventure of his life, loved learning – especially Tango. He had a larger-than-life persona, entertaining others, philosophizing. He enjoyed…

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Mosquitoes and Gluten

You wake up in the morning and you’ve got a mosquito bite. Darn!  How’d that happen?  You didn’t have it the night before. What caused the bite?  Well, a mosquito of course… but it’s not that simple.  How did the mosquito get in your house?  You look around… did you leave your door open?  No. …

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What do Angelina Jolie’s breasts inspire you to do?

Where do you find your motivation? What motivates you to seek out more information? What motivates you to make changes to achieve your goals? Suppose you found out that Angelina Jolie learned she’s at higher risk for developing breast cancer, and decided to make a radical change to try to prevent it, by having a…

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