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Turning Green, Leaving Yellow

February 28, 2013 2 Comments

A colleague of mine has been involved with racing for years and years. And, he mentioned a technique used in racing that I believe applies to non-drivers as well. At the start of each race, there is a series of lights that goes from red to yellow to green. What do most people do when they’re […]

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The Dark Side of Christmas…

December 28, 2011 1 Comment

Well, Christmas has happened and New Year’s is coming.  And, it’s quite possible that you’ve experienced the dark side of the holidays by now.  It’s something that is talked about a lot and certainly needs to be talked about more. So, what is the dark side of Christmas?  Well, let’s first consider what Christmas is […]

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Alone in a Crowd…

November 21, 2011 0 Comments

Recently, I heard a radio phone-in on a subject that I completely believe in. The topic was on people being lonely anywhere, including when being surrounded by a crowd of people. So true. Most people have felt lonely at some point while being in the middle of a big crowd, in a downtown of a […]

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New Car Speedometer

October 12, 2011 2 Comments

This is a bit of a silly story but still one with a good learning point. It started when I went looking for a new car. I researched the features that I wanted and I filtered my needs down to one car. Next step, to go for a test drive. The result… I was quite […]

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Botox… just might make you happier

September 12, 2011 0 Comments

In the category of weird but interesting research comes some research into Botox and happiness. Researchers studied women who underwent Botox injections in their face and compared them to a control group. What they discovered was that the women who had the Botox work done, generally felt happier. What’s interesting is the reason. The women […]

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Wisdom from a Massage

June 15, 2011 4 Comments

I had the great fortune to receive a spa weekend for my wife and I as a gift from a client.  It was a great gift and we had a wonderful weekend.  And, believe it or not, during my massage, I learned a wonderful metaphor. As a person who like connecting with people, I was […]

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A Still River Runs Deep

March 24, 2011 2 Comments

That was a line in a song I heard recently.  When I heard it, I was quite impressed with the metaphor and thought what a great reminder for how we should deal with other people.  Why you ask. Because a still river is often still moving very quickly.  There can be a lot of stuff […]

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Your Greatest Advocate

March 21, 2011 0 Comments

Today, I had a great reminder of something that I’ve known for quite a while. Having said that, isn’t it nice to be gently or not so gently reminded of life’s truths from time to time. What I was reminded of was who is my greatest advocate. Before I tell you, can you tell me […]

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Creativity and Pirate Marshmallows

March 3, 2011 0 Comments

Artists are expected to have creativity.  And, so many times, artists come up with truly inspiring,  or even just plan fun, creations.  Even with only a few household items, in the hands of someone creative, they can help to create a story.  As many of you know, my family and I are going to be sailing […]

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Laughter – I Double Dare You

February 15, 2011 2 Comments

I received this video from a friend today.  I’m quite busy and frankly didn’t have the time to look at it.  But, I thought that I should out of an obligation to my friend. I am so glad I did.  The result is that it is good.  Very good.  Good enough that I stopped what […]

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