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Depression

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Depression

Introduction This is the story of the most painful period of my life. This is the story of my family, the hard parts and the redemption. This is the story for people suffering without hope. Watch the first ninety seconds and you will never look at me the same again. Watch until the end and…

Jimmy the Giant Speech

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Processed food… One by one the conveyor belt pushes another package of potato chips, Tastykakes, and TV dinners forward.  One by one America gets bigger, burgeoning with bloat and belches.  That’s the thought process running through my head at the supermarket waiting in line.  How can anyone thrive eating the chemistry on that conveyor belt?…

Codifying Altruism into Your Relationships

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Speech Last week I gave Speech #10 from the Toastmasters Competent Communicator (CC) manual.  The objectives of Speech #10 are lofty: To inspire the audience by appealing to noble motives and challenging the audience to achieve a higher level of beliefs or achievement Appeal to the audience’s needs and emotions, using stories, anecdotes and quotes…

Speech – Get Healthy: Eat More Fruit, Vegetables, and Fat

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Today, I gave Speech 8 from the Toastmasters Competent Communicator manual.  This speech is based on some recent posts from this site, but includes visual aids.  The speech ties together the concepts of eating carbohydrates requiring insulin leading to additional fat storage and how you can reduce carbohydrates in your diet, insulin needs, and fat…

Spontaneity

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Spontaneity

Excitement … Unplanned vivacity … A rush of blood to the head … Be out of step … Missed opportunity … Boredom … The top three lines above (Excitement…) describe what most people would consider attributes of spontaneous behavior…or Coldplay.  Not me – I like Coldplay, but more importantly I’m not very spontaneous.  I worry…

Choices: Fun & Family -vs- Grow n Go

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Choices: Fun & Family -vs- Grow n Go

Do you remember the last time it dawned on you that you had to make a touch choice?  Do you remember the slow-motion, gradual appearance and processing of the information as you realized how it would effect you?  Do you too wish you had a Steve Jobs “reality distortion field” gun dangling in your back…

Speech – Lessons in Life from a Journey Through the Ring

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One of my other goals this year is to improve my speaking skills.  I’ve recently been practicing and delivering a speech titled Lessons in Life from a Journey Through the Ring.  This speech is about one of the fighters I trained for a long time and his story of learning humility, self-awareness, and perseverance through the martial arts…

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