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God, can I have a…?

A man floating stranded in the middle of the ocean looks to the sky and asks, “God, can I have a boat?” Exhausted, the man falls asleep. When he awakens, there is an overturned boat floating next to him. He shouts, “Thank you God!”

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Dwelling on dwelling

Imagine you are burdened with carrying a 50 pound awkwardly shaped steel box everywhere you went. Even while you slept, you were forced to lay this uncomfortable hunk of metal on your chest. With every movement you make, this object irritates your skin and drains your muscles. How relieved would you be if one day […]

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Are you microwaving your life?

Get Rich Quick! Get Slim Fast! Find Love Now! It seems as though patience, attention to detail and dedication to excellence have become dead virtues in today’s society. We want it all; pre-packaged and ready now. Is this microwave mentality creating the same outcome as microwaved food… appetizing superficially but unappealing at its core?

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The Wanderer by S. Marisol

I’ve come to think the best writers are wanderers. They stroll blissfully through the mind on an unprovoked quest to find their way through a story, to the end. Each turn is a new beginning, each person a new twist, each thunderstorm a Segway to a new segment of a tale. And the vagabond who […]

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Are you an accidental expert?

If I spent my time learning, experiencing and applying one subject or concept would I eventually become an expert on it? Do I need degrees, certifications, and awards to make me an expert or is it just based on the knowledge I chose to obtain? This line of thinking lead me to my next question. What am I spending my time becoming an expert in?

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The Secret Life of Cees

If I were to die today, would my survivors have to fill my Eulogy with meaningless fluff and overly romanticized childhood memories… or could they tell truth?

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Who we were, who we are, and who we want to be

We are the summation of our reactions to our experiences. Change your reaction and/or your experiences to become a different you.

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Jimmy Valvano’s last speech: Possibly the best motivational speech of all time

. I ran across this video about three years ago but when I recently watched it again, it really spoke to me. The speaker was in a fight with cancer and could feel his life nearing its end. His words are insightful, heartfelt, and applicable to everyone. Please listen, it may be what you needed to hear

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[Inside the mind of a struggling alumni] Layoff to payoff

I’ve been laid off due to the economy 3xs since I graduated. And applied to ever marketing firm, volunteered at every function, had informational interviews, gone back to CAU for speaking engagements-the whole 9

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5 Great and Selfish Reasons to be Charitable

Some people give selflessly to anyone in need due to their altruistic nature. The rest of us need to be nudged a little in order to do the right thing. If you find yourself in the latter group, here are some ways that you can benefit yourself under the guise of “helping others.”

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