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April 2011

The Zero Waste Family

April 29, 2011

landfill

This family probably thought it would be impossible.. How can you live without creating waste?  Yet they are completely down to earth and extremely practical. In the video you can see how they use their own packaging to reduce throwing things away, and how much money and time they’ve saved. This is very inspiring and […]

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Smile More!

April 25, 2011

baby smiling

Smiling makes us feel great, so why don’t we do more of it?  It is one of nature’s best home remedies and there is no limit to how much of this medicine we can take! Smiling puts us in a better mood.  If you are in a bad mood, smile!  Even if you don’t feel […]

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Be Different – Be Happy

April 23, 2011

be different be happy yellow smiley in middle of sad blue smileys

Isn’t it funny that we teach kids that it’s ok to be different, yet often encourage them to follow the same path – finish school, go to college, work for a company for 40 years, and then retire?  Though there is more of a tolerance for wacky hair and piercings now, the opportunity to be […]

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Happy Earth Day!

April 22, 2011

Earth love heart

Today is Earth Day. Despite all the environmental damage we inflict on our beautiful planet every day, it continues to provide us with abundant sustenance. Today is a day you can give a little something back to the planet to show your gratitude. Although well-intentioned, as today is about educating the masses on how to […]

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Stop Tunnel Vision And Get New Perspectives

April 21, 2011

Tunnel

I recently watched the video below and it really made me think about tunnel vision. Too often we think there is only one day to do something, be it the way to live, your career path, the way to raise children, the way to travel, the way to exercise, etc. I would call that tunnel […]

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Defining Perseverance – Clarence Hartley

April 16, 2011

Clarence Hartley - Inspirational Marathon Runner

Update (19-Apr-2011): Clarence finished the marathon with a time of 4 hours 26 minutes and 25 seconds. Fantastic! To me, Clarence Hartley, age 81, defines perseverance.  As a military man, he fought in both the Korean War and Vietnam War.  Upon retiring to a small Georgia town, he took up running at age 68 after […]

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Advice From The World’s Oldest Man

April 15, 2011

World's Oldest Man Walter Breuning

Sadly, the world’s oldest man, Walter Breuning, died yesterday in Montana at the age of 114.  A detailed and interesting writeup of his life’s story is included in this article. It’s a wonderful story of triumph, heartbreak, and life through World War 1, the great depression, World War 2, the post-war era, and now modern […]

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Cook Something!

April 10, 2011

Cook Something!

There is something special about pouring labor and love into a dish that makes it taste better.  I don’t know if scientists have figured out why, but we have all had this experience.  Love is definitely an ingredient in food!  Food nourishes from the inside just as love does. Cooking is a skill and one […]

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Go On An Information Diet

April 7, 2011

The word diet spelled out in vegetables on a wooden board.

If you didn’t read a newspaper or turn on the TV or use the internet (with the exception of reading this blog, of course!) over the next seven days, what is the worst that could happen?  Really.  What’s the worst that could happen?  You don’t know what’s happening?  You’ll miss episodes of your favorite TV […]

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Set Goals For Yourself

April 5, 2011

setting goals bridge

Everyone has goals, yet when asked what your goals are in life people often don’t have an answer ready.  When you go to a job interview, you probably have answers prepared about your professional goals and aspirations.  Why don’t you know your goals for something much more important – your life! Setting goals is a […]

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Love With A Pure Heart – Like Man’s Best Friend

April 1, 2011

Valentine's Day with dog pillow I love you

Is it possible to love like a dog?  Real, unconditional love even when you are treated badly or neglected or abused?  Although the love dogs show towards their owners is beautiful and wonderful, what does it say about us that we often fail to love others as well as dogs love us? In my post […]

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