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How to Quickly Create a Clean Slate and Growth Mindset

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How to Quickly Create a Clean Slate and Growth Mindset

Introduction  I love this quote.  It reminds me that you can create a clean slate any day.  Every day is a new chance to practice becoming better.  We are not tied to the chains of our past.  We are who we decide to be today.  Not feeling that same freedom of mind?  Dig deeper by…

Negative Visualization

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Negative Visualization

Introduction These are the last words you’ll ever read.    Too dramatic?   If that were true, I’d have spent more time writing this for you.  You deserve that much.  Regardless you might appreciate these words more if they were your last.  That’s negative visualization.  You might call it “appreciating what you have” but for…

Stoicism

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Stoicism is defined as: the endurance of pain or hardship without a display of feelings and without complain an ancient Greek school of philosophy founded at Athens by Zeno of Citium.  The school taught that virtue, the highest good, is based on knowledge, and that the wise live in harmony with divine Reason (also identified…

Self, are you there? Self???

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Self, are you there?  Self???

Come to send, not condescend. Transcendental consequence. Is to transcend where we are. Who are we? Who we are. – Eddie Vedder     Who are we? Is there a self? What is real about me and what is a figment of my imagination? I’ve pondered those questions often. I found some great insight in…

Would you choose: (1) more years in your life or (2) more life in your years?

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Would you choose: (1) more years in your life or (2) more life in your years?

And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years. – Abraham Lincoln This quote hangs on the door of my Dad’s fridge in his 2nd floor apartment in Ardmore.  I bought it for him a few years ago imagining what he would be like if…

Finding the perspective to “the good life”

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Finding the perspective to “the good life”

“If you want happiness for an hour, take a nap. If you want happiness for a day, go fishing. If you want happiness for a year, inherit a fortune. If you want happiness for a lifetime, help someone else.” – Chinese Proverb When does the good life begin?  “Life is hard.” the old man woud say…

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