Monthly Archives: November 2013

Risks

One of the real hurdles to taking risks is the pervasive feelings of failure.I was not overly burdened with”what will the neighbors think”response to every attempt to do something different ,but many live with this cloak that prevents opportunities. Your … Continue reading

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Carpe Diem

Again in a flash I was reminded of how valuable each day is and seizing the now is not just a slogan. We all know that the unexpected may be in the next moment, so every dream and desire should … Continue reading

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Colleen

My dear friend Colleen suffered a massive stroke on Tuesday and her life is now in the balance. She was one of those people who went unnoticed by many, but anyone who truly knew her realized what a great human … Continue reading

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Worrying

Part of being human is the reality of worrying. We worry about our finances, our health, our loved ones and a host of other concerns. There are times when the worries overwhelm us, and it can deplete us of energy … Continue reading

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Teachers

There are always in the news opinions about teachers and schools. Often the articles are negative and make teaching appear to be an easy life with many holidays and summers off. I would contend that teaching is one of the … Continue reading

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The smaller world

When one looks at the massive negative forces in the Universe it is easy to become a pessimist .War, famine, natural disasters, non functioning governments and a host of other headlines may easily cast one into pulling the covers over … Continue reading

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Inspiration

Inspiration comes in many forms and those moments elevate the human spirit. We have all experienced a moving speech, a profound novel or the majesty of an opera or concerto. However inspiration also can be found in the gentle touch … Continue reading

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Veterans

Many members of my family have served in the military, and a few were wounded in battles in the second world war and Vietnam. Neighbors lost their lives in Korea, while others still carry the scars and memories of past … Continue reading

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Setbacks

Setbacks and unexpected disappointments often come without warning and certainly can cause havoc in our lives.Feelings of failure,frustration and a sense that there is little control in life may accompany the events. However there is often an alternative to merely … Continue reading

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Courage

I have witnessed courage on many occasions in my life where people despite tremendous challenges find ways to cope with tremendous challenges. I saw it when I was mentored by a Holocaust victim who chose despite his personal losses to … Continue reading

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