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The Beauty of Service

Humility is not thinking less of yourself, it’s thinking of yourself less. – C.S. Lewis Real humility is where kindness comes from. When we think of ourselves less, when we know we’re okay, we can look beyond ourselves. This is where and when really, really cool things can happen. This is where service happens. Any …

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The Best Within Us

If you want to get the best out of a person you must look for the best that is in him. – Bernard Haldane This is what coaching is, and does. What’s more, it’s a wonderful way to go through life. I’m sure if you think about it, it’s the best way to manage, and …

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The Perfection of Being Overweight

You may find the title of this blog post curious. How can being overweight be perfect? Because there’s no mystery about how one becomes overweight. Every person who isn’t at their Ideal Weight made a series of decisions that created their “overweight-ness.” Granted it’s a long series of small choices, but no one becomes overweight overnight. …

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No Pain, No Pain

We’ve all heard the expression: No Pain, No Gain. Well, it’s wrong. Following that formula will lead to injuries or burnout. First, what do I mean, exactly, by “pain.” Pain is not discomfort. Pain is not working hard. Pain is not struggling in the face of difficulty. Pain is not wishing it was easy when …

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Happiness Is Created

Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions. – The Dalai Lama (Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama) Happiness is not something you buy. Happiness is not some place you get to. Happiness is not something you trade misery for. Happiness is something you create – by your thoughts, feelings and actions. What …

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How To Re-Make Your Mind

As irrigators lead water where they want, as archers make their arrows straight, as carpenters carve wood, the wise shape their minds. – Buddha Your experience of life, and your results, come from your thoughts. For the great majority of us, our thoughts are sometimes scattered, occasionally chaotic and insistent, and often rapid-fire. How can …

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