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Be a Fox not a Porcupine

An old Eastern proverb says: The fox has many tricks, but the porcupine has one big trick. In his book, The Gift of Adversity: The Unexpected Benefits of Life’s Difficulties, Setbacks, and Imperfection, Dr. Rosenthal suggests when dealing with adversity, … Continue reading

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Deadly Distractions and Sea Turtles

While on the Big Island of Hawaii [which explains why you haven’t seen a blog post for a while], we came across a bale of Green Sea Turtles hovering on the ocean’s edge. Seeing these turtles, I was reminded of … Continue reading

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The Key to Living Life NOW

Do not look back and grieve over the past, for it is gone; and do not be troubled about the future, for it has yet to come. Live in the present, and make it so beautiful that it will be … Continue reading

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Don’t Bring a Knife to a Gunfight

“Don’t bring a knife to a gunfight” is an idiom which means: To be unprepared for something. To be insufficiently equipped to accomplish a goal. To be unprepared for a confrontation of some kind. Have you ever found yourself in … Continue reading

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The Shocking Truth About Pain

It may surprise you but pain is not always the enemy we make it out to be. When put in the proper perspective, pain can be our friend and ally. There is no doubt I am much more acquainted with pain … Continue reading

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The Power of Yes

The upside of saying “yes” far outweighs the downside of a noncommittal “maybe” or a poorly timed “no.”  Learning to say “yes” goes hand in hand with the ability and the choice to say “no.” Some people have had a … Continue reading

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How to Live with Realistic Expectations

Expectations can be our friend but unfortunately they can also be our worst nightmare. The challenge is to dance with expectations so they remain reasonably realistic yet filled with promise. How exactly do you do that? The two ditches you fall … Continue reading

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