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Imagine the Possibilities

George Bernard Shaw has a quotation that was too good to pass up. He said, “Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire; you will what you imagine; and at last you create what you will.” If the quality of our lives is determined by the quality of our imagination, why do

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Your Worth Is Beyond Compare

Each of us has a personal calling as unique as a fingerprint. You are worthy, simply because you are here. Accepting and honoring your uniqueness and extending that self-love out into the world is the reason why we're here. When you stop judging and doubting yourself, you can begin to take risks and become more

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Food for Thought: Two Touching Stories

This month, I decided to share two touching short stories that are based on true historical events. Be sure to read both, as they are connected in some “coincidental” manner. Without giving away the story line, I can tell you what I have learned from them. In a blink of an eye, your life can

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The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

Stephen Covey is one of my favorite inspirational authors. When I first read his bestseller, "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People," I knew this man had a knack at making the most complicated subjects simple to understand and easy to apply. Since some of you may not be familiar with his classic book, I’ve

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Uncertainty and How to Overcome It

We're all born into a world of uncertainty. Our natural state is one of disorientation and once we understand that, we can then set about finding some meaning and order, setting some realistic goals, and finally come to the realization that we exercise a lot more control over our lives than we may think. It’s

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10 Habits of Chronically Unhappy People

Is it possible to be happy? Happiness is our natural state. Have you seen an unhappy baby or young child? We’re born to be happy, but lose it over time. Can money buy happiness? Money can’t buy you love, nor can it buy you happiness. Money can help because it can buy you pleasure, but

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Embrace the Power of Interdependency

Life is, by nature, highly interdependent. This is scientifically proven in quantum physics. To try to achieve maximum effectiveness through independence is like trying to play tennis with a golf club - the tool is not suited to the reality. Interdependence is a far more mature, more advanced concept. For instance, if I am physically

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What You Need to Know About Tax Breaks

This year, the last minute extender legislation passed as part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016 (the Act) contains good news for just about everyone. It makes many of the long-favored tax breaks (so-called extenders) permanent and retroactively extends (some for five years, others for two years) the rest of them, and, for the cherry

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Thomas Jefferson Really Knew His Stuff

His Portrait is on the $2.00 Dollar Bill. This is amazing. Be sure to read the 2nd part (in RED). Thomas Jefferson was a very remarkable man who started learning very early in life and never stopped. At 5, began studying under his cousin's tutor. At 9, studied Latin, Greek and French. At 14, studied classical literature

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What's Ahead in 2016

At the close of last year, many real estate experts predicted the U.S. Federal Reserve would raise interest rates in 2015. That prediction never came to be, but even if rates rise later this month or next year, Ralph McLaughlin, a housing economist at Trulia, doesn't think it will scare away many buyers. If rates

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