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Being Real

“We’re fond of thinking we’re the bee’s knees, aren’t we?” Jonathon’s question was more commentary than query, so I simply flashed my friend a mischievous grin. Without any pre-planning nor consultation with each other, both of us had dressed ourselves … Continue reading

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Compliment Your Mirror

We live in a competitive society. People compete in organized sports, we want the most prestigious career, the biggest SUV, the fanciest house, the most desirable spouse, and the most popularity and fame. I know, this is not big news because … Continue reading

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Redheadedness

The most severe case of sunburn I ever suffered came about during playful swimming in the Arabian Sea. Some friends and I spent a day at a semi-deserted beach north of Mumbai, India. Apparently the sea water dissolved the SPF … Continue reading

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Stop Bullying

Bullying and its effects on society have been in the news and social media a lot during the past few years. It seems like the problem has become worse rather than better. Maybe bullying seems like more of a problem … Continue reading

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To Become

After awhile a person just needs to toss the self-help books and programs aside.  So, I did.  I had shelves full of books. There was a stack of cassette tapes and CDs.  I was awash in pop psychology, auto-hypnosis and … Continue reading

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One Of These Days

What is something you’ve wanted to do ever since childhood? Focus on a dream you put on hold back then.  Go back to your mental archives and dig out a meaningful but unfulfilled goal that you had set for yourself. … Continue reading

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Be A Friend To Yourself

The phrase, “Be A Friend To Yourself”, seems a bit trite and hackneyed. Maybe because it’s been seen on wall posters and inspirational gifts so often that the phrase has become all but invisible. But it’s still a very useful … Continue reading

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