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Matt's Mom

The Power of a Mother

She's gone. Not her love for me. Not her love for her family. Not her love for her friends. Not her love for life. It lives on in me. The watered-down version. I'm not down on myself. I'm happy to…

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Dig Deeper

Introduction This six-minute speech touches on judgment, oversimplifying complex topics, re-examining assumptions, keeping an open mind, and surrounding yourself with different people. It's hard to go deep on everything. But it helps to keep an open mind that much of…

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Introduction Have you ever received a book and been as happy as a little kid on Christmas? Never. Me too. Until Epictetus' A Manual for Living appeared. Who was Epictetus? The short answer is a slave, a cripple, a philosopher.…

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Diabetes Reduce Risk

Five Actions to Reduce Diabetes Risk

Introduction These are the top five actions I'd give to friends or family members to prevent, delay, or mitigate their risk from diabetes. These actions can dramatically improve your outcomes whether you are overweight, pre-diabetic, or a diabetic already. Check…

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Diabetes With Sugar Cube


Introduction "Matt, what would you do if you were at risk from diabetes?" - anyone at risk from diabetes This page contains what I'd do. This is what I'd tell my family and friends. The risk from diabetes could be…

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Two Sides and a Third Way

Two Sides and a Third Way Democrat.  Republican.   Conservative.  Liberal. Chocolate.  Vanilla. If you’re thinking “what's he for?”, “what's he against?”, “is he on my team?”, hi. I’m writing to you. I think of myself as a team of…

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Rise Above

Video Because of COVID19 this speech was given virtually which is why you don't hear any audience reactions during the speech. Links to Different Versions One (Cerner - February 2020) - ClubVersion Two (Vanguard - March 2020) -…

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Pandemic Habits

Introduction The year is 2050. What was life like during our first pandemic? And how can we cope with the next one? How do we get fitter, eat well, relax deeply, and love life without the mundane monotony of everyday…

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Anchor Events

Introduction January 2nd. My least favorite day of the year. Three-hundred-fifty-plus days until the next long holiday. Why is January 2nd so depressing? Why are we so hopeful in November and December? Christmas. New Year's. Maybe. The prospect of a…

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