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Secrets to Nelson Mandela Surviving 27 Year in Prison

The world mourns the loss of Nelson Mandela at the age of 95. He lived his life for others and from an early age, entered the fight for freedom and equality to come to his nation. Mandela has been a … Continue reading

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Saving Harry – Living Free

On February 24, 1948, one of the most unusual operations in medical history took place in Ohio State University at the department of surgery research. A stony sheath was removed from around the heart of 30 year old Harry Besharra. … Continue reading

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The Power of Positive Impact

Impact is defined as – “the effect or impression of one thing on another.” What impression have you made on others? What impression or effect have others had in your life? The possibilities for making a positive impact are endless! … Continue reading

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How to Grow Three Sizes

Every Who Down in Who-ville Liked Christmas a lot… But the Grinch, Who lived just North of Who-ville, Did NOT!  The Grinch hated Christmas! The whole Christmas season! Now, please don’t ask why. No one quite knows the reason. It … Continue reading

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Carpe Diem

Most people will tell you the phrase “carpe diem” is Latin for “seize the day.”  When you dig a little deeper, there’s more to it that sheds some light on how we should live! Carpe Diem  [kahr-pey dee-uh m] Carpe – … 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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5 Secrets of Character Growth

Watch your thoughts; they become words. Watch your words; they become actions. Watch your actions; they become habits. Watch your habits; they become character. Watch your character; it becomes your destiny. [Frank Outlaw] Your character is who you are and … Continue reading

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From a Mother’s Perspective

Note: This is a guest post written by my mom Joan Taylor. She is one of my biggest fans and has been a great source of support and encouragement throughout this journey of injury and recovery. She is retired and … Continue reading

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Appreciation – a Habit Worth Forming

People may forget what you said, but they will never forget how you made them feel (Carl W. Buechner).  Never underestimate the power of a few well chosen words of appreciation in the lives of those people who cross your … Continue reading

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Moving from “Why?” to “What Now?”

Have you ever asked “Why” when bad things happen?  I’m sure most of us have but for sake of argument, how much practical good does it do us to ask why?  Do you feel better? Do you resolve issues?  Do … Continue reading

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