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Fountain of Youth

“There is a fountain of youth: it is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of the people you love. When you learn to tap this source, you will have truly defeated age.” ~ Sophia Loren My story starts when I turned 41. While I was still 40,…

Beauty from Chaos

“Om Mani Padme Hum” ~ Sanskrit Mantra Spoken as: ohm-mah-nee-pahd-may-hung. In researching this mantra, there is agreement that there is no one single translation. It speaks of an embodiment of compassion and a purification from suffering. My favorite explanation is that the beautiful lotus flower rises out of the swamp. Even a swamp is helpful…

Believe It’s Possible

“Ask and it is given, seek and you will find, knock and the door will be opened to you.” ~ The Bible, Luke 11:9 While we were still children, and continuing throughout life, we are told how things work. It takes 8 weeks for a broken bone to heal, 10 days for a common cold…

Patience

“Patience – To wait with certainty – the art of allowing life to carry you. Wait in the power of knowing what is possible… Do not waver… Remain steady… Remain true to your goals and allow life to carry you. That which is worthwhile is sometimes created slowly.” ~ I-Ching Hexagram #32 In today’s technology…

In the Zone

“Hagen and Jones do not will the swing into being, they use their will to find the swing that is already there.” ~ Stephen Pressfield, The Legend of Bagger Vance Several years ago I started bowling again. I had bowled over 20 years previously, and had only been bowling again for maybe 9 months. My…

Rest vs Renewal

In our lives, we often are so busy we can become exhausted. Rest and relaxation is important, yet they, by themselves, are not enough. Renewal is what is needed to restore both the mind and body back to full health. What’s the difference? Rest is simply non-action, and includes sleep. Many will rest by watching…

Dream!

“Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand.” ~ Albert Einstein All new inventions started with an idea. Several years ago, as I was building a website for a client,…

Feel Worthy

“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt Have you ever been put down by someone? Most of us have. How did you react? Did you stand up for yourself or did you allow yourself to feel inferior? If you felt inferior, why? Did you let this motivate you to…

Effect of Complaints

“Constant complaint is the poorest sort of pay for all the comforts we enjoy .” ~ Benjamin Franklin I used to greet friends with, “How have you been?” The vast majority replied with all the “bad” that happened. “My co-worker got me in trouble.” or “I lost my job.” or “I had a fight with…

Time to Experiment

“All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson First, I must state that being responsible is key, yet I must ask, “Do you play it safe?” How often have you kept quiet instead of sharing your opinion? How often have you decided to skip some activity or…