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Planning to Succeed

“A goal without a plan is just a wish.” ― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry He was only twelve years old when he flew in a plane for the first time. From that day, he knew he would one day be a pilot. He wasn’t sure how to make it happen at that point, but as he moved […]

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Plans and Projects

“Spring is the time of plans and projects.” ― Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina Hopping into the car, I start merrily on my way early in the morning. I notice the yellow light begins flashing — a reminder that I am almost out of gas. There is a long drive ahead of me, and it’s below […]

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Moving Beyond Fear

“Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.” ― Marie Curie (1867-1934) The hair on the dog’s back ruffled, standing up as if someone had brushed it against the grain. I have a healthy fear of a growling […]

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Take a Walk

“It is only ideas gained from walking that have any worth.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche The ‘Real Feel’ is 38 degrees. The sun is nowhere to be seen, and the wind seems to be whipping in to lower that real feel to freezing. Brr. Still, there is nothing like fresh air. Bundled up, we can get out almost […]

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A Little Good News

“One more sad story’s one more than I can stand Just once how I’d like to see the headline say “Not much to print today, can’t find nothin’ bad to say” ~ Rory Michael Bourke, Charlie Black, Tommy Rocco Good Morning! On my walk… The bluebirds were flying between the field and a fence, eating worms […]

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Behaving Badly

“You have power over your mind – not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.” ― Marcus Aurelius, Meditations Watching and listening to the tirade of a newsman recently, I felt embarrassed for the normally calm (on camera) man. The leaked clip of his humanness played across the screen for all the internet world to […]

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Hum a Little Diddy

“Who hears music, feels his solitude peopled at once.” ― Robert Browning   The local university was hosting Freedom Sings, a project of the First Amendment Center. Their description says, “American history meets rock ‘n roll to put together a remarkable story…about how guitars and drums changed the path of history because they were accompanied by […]

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Show Up for You and for Them

“The willingness to show up changes us, It makes us a little braver each time.” ― Brené Brown Christopher Robin and Winnie the Pooh were climbing in a tree one night, and Christopher Robin said to Pooh, “You’re braver than you believe and stronger than you seem and smarter than you think. But the most important […]

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Back to School Traditions for Life

“Just because something is traditional is no reason to do it, of course.” ― Lemony Snicket, The Blank Book There is no mistaking what time of year it is: Clothes, backpacks, and hair all look like they’ve been given a lot of thought, even the messy looking kids have planned the look to make their statement, and the […]

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Here’s a Little Happy

“Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.” ~Dalai Lama I saw the photograph on a friend’s social media page: 2 boys sitting in the grass with a very large piece of cardboard on the ground between them. It looked like a large Parcheesi board. I noticed the smiles on the […]

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