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Hooked on TED: My Son Was A Columbine Shooter (Sue Klebold)

Posted by on Mar 20, 2017 in Hooked on TED | Comments Off on Hooked on TED: My Son Was A Columbine Shooter (Sue Klebold)

Hooked on TED: My Son Was A Columbine Shooter (Sue Klebold)

  I read Sue Klebold’s book last year and loved it.  It gives so many new perspectives that we never think about when a new mass shooting occurs. I appreciated her honesty and care in writing about her son’s involvement with the Columbine shooting 18 years ago, and this TED talk is just as thought-provoking.        

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Inspiring Quotes: Barack Obama

Posted by on Mar 15, 2017 in Inspiring Quotes | Comments Off on Inspiring Quotes: Barack Obama

Inspiring Quotes: Barack Obama

  “The best way to not feel hopeless is to get up and do something. Don’t wait for good things to happen to you. If you go out and make some good things happen, you will fill the world with hope, you will fill yourself with hope.” –Barack Obama        

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Recipes: Crispy Cheesy Kale Chips

Posted by on Mar 8, 2017 in Recipes | Comments Off on Recipes: Crispy Cheesy Kale Chips

Recipes: Crispy Cheesy Kale Chips

I’m in the second week of my no-sugar 21 day challenge.  I love doing these no-sugar runs, mostly because it seems impossible when you think of doing it, but once you’re two or three days in, it’s completely natural. The cravings go away and you wonder how you got stuck in that sugar addiction cycle in the first place. During the transition, I usually find myself eating more salty crunchy stuff, so this time around, I reverted to a snack that I poo-poo’d years ago.  I must have had a bad experience with it because I...

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Good News: Canadian Businessman Helps Refugees

Posted by on Mar 1, 2017 in Good News | Comments Off on Good News: Canadian Businessman Helps Refugees

Good News: Canadian Businessman Helps Refugees

In light of what’s currently going on in America, this story about a Canadian business man is a good reminder of how great it feels to be in a more welcoming climate. Jim Estill, CEO of Danby, a large appliance company based in Guelph, Canada, was watching the news about Syria in the summer of 2015 when he realized that he wanted to do something. “It was the buildup of media that I saw—that Syria was in deep trouble, and people were drowning to try to get away from the peril,” he says. “I had once heard a rabbi speak...

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Hooked On TED: Start and End Happy (Sarah Trimmer)

Posted by on Feb 20, 2017 in Hooked on TED | Comments Off on Hooked On TED: Start and End Happy (Sarah Trimmer)

Hooked On TED: Start and End Happy (Sarah Trimmer)

    Sarah found herself on the wrong side of the statistics over and over again throughout her cancer journey. She shares the five phrases she repeated at the start and end of each day in order to elevate her happiness, resulting in a buildup of her mental strength.     Today I am grateful for… Today I helped someone by… Something that made me happy today… Today I learned… Tomorrow I...

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Inspiring Quotes: Zig Ziglar

Posted by on Feb 15, 2017 in Inspiring Quotes | Comments Off on Inspiring Quotes: Zig Ziglar

Inspiring Quotes: Zig Ziglar

    “Send out a cheerful, positive greeting, and most of the time you will get back a cheerful, positive greeting. It’s also true that if you send out a negative greeting, you will, in most cases, get back a negative greeting.” –Zig Ziglar      

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Good News: Doing Something About A Book Desert

Posted by on Feb 1, 2017 in Good News | Comments Off on Good News: Doing Something About A Book Desert

Good News: Doing Something About A Book Desert

We probably take our brick-and-mortar bookstores for granted nowadays, in the age of Amazon and other online outlets who pander to the quicker and cheaper desires of us Americans. But this awesome lady said Oh Hell No when the last bookstore in the Bronx announced it was closing. Noëlle Santos, 30 years old and a lifelong Bronx dweller, wasn’t going to stand for that. In 2014, when Santos heard that the Barnes & Noble would close at the end of 2016, she thought: “Okay, I have two years to get it together and get us a...

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Success = Subtraction Instead of Addition

Posted by on Jan 28, 2017 in Life Coaching, Measures of Success | Comments Off on Success = Subtraction Instead of Addition

Success = Subtraction Instead of Addition

  Loved this article for the new year. “Sometimes, to become successful and to get closer to the person we know we can become, we don’t need to add more things to our lives—we need to give up on some of them.”       1. Give up on the unhealthy lifestyle “Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live.” — Jim Rohn To achieve anything in life you need to start with your body. Before you can take care of anything else, you have to take care of your health. On a basic level, these are...

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Hooked On TED: The Beauty of Being a Misfit (Lidia Yuknavitch)

Posted by on Jan 20, 2017 in Hooked on TED | Comments Off on Hooked On TED: The Beauty of Being a Misfit (Lidia Yuknavitch)

Hooked On TED: The Beauty of Being a Misfit (Lidia Yuknavitch)

  I can relate to the misfit story, being that my life has traversed a mostly unconventional path. Every time I try to set course on a more conventional path, it turns out feeling like failure every single time. Lidia inspires us misfits through her own story of failures and successes.              

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Inspiring Quotes: Neil Gaiman

Posted by on Jan 15, 2017 in Inspiring Quotes | Comments Off on Inspiring Quotes: Neil Gaiman

Inspiring Quotes: Neil Gaiman

I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You’re doing things you’ve never done before, and more importantly, you’re doing something. –Neil Gaiman    

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