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Pondering Appreciation

Have you ever meditated or contemplated the various meanings of the word “appreciation”? That is, the use of the concept as more than a technique to apply as a tool towards success. Not that there is anything wrong with using … Continue reading

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Celebrate Life

Since you’re reading this sentence right now, you’ve made it to another hour, another day, another month, another year, another decade. That’s a pretty amazing accomplishment for your body and mind. Even if we only have a basic, rudimentary knowledge … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving

Way back in time, before Thanksgiving became football day and the prelude to “Black Friday”, I remember the holiday as feeling distinct and meaningful for its own sake. Our family usually¬†participated in a “triad” of venues for celebrating the major … Continue reading

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Food For Thought

The salad I craved Sunday called for romaine lettuce, but there was none of it in the fridge. So, I walked the few blocks to the HyVee supermarket to buy the romaine and a few other goodies I wanted for … Continue reading

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So Much Buzz About Comfort Zones

The greatly maligned comfort zone has been presented as a pariah mindset for as long as I can remember. Hundreds of business and self-improvement writers have extolled the virtues of stepping outside of our comfort zones because they believe doing … Continue reading

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No Discouraging Words

Earlier this week, the weather conditions were warmer than normal, the wind speed was low, and the sky was mostly clear. This put me in the frame of mind to enjoy a stroll on the “Cowboy Trail” southwest of Norfolk. … Continue reading

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Obligatory Gratitude?

“Thanksgiving is this month, so we’ve got to be thankful for what we’ve got.” That’s what I heard the woman tell her young daughter at the supermarket while waiting to pay for her cart full of groceries. I’m not sure … Continue reading

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