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resilience rises

“It is not just a connection for the four of us, but we really feel like it is a connection to all of you ... to everybody. We hope that it brings a smile to your face. We hope that it provides some…
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getting to the truth

What do you think? Well, if I think my thoughts might be uncomfortable to you, it depends on the strength of our relationship as to how I'll answer this question, doesn't it? If our histor…
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tame the savageness

"To tame the savageness of man and make gentle the life of this world. Let us dedicate ourselves to that." Aeschylus & Robert F. Kennedy Kennedy shared Aeschylus's 2000+ year-old thought with…
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food for thought

"Shut up and work. It is a formula that has always worked very well for me." Albert Adrià | 1969 - | Spanish chef Harsh self-talk, for sure. But, I love the sentiment.  It's oddly a l…
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being approachable

(an excerpt from Smile & Move) We all have our ‘customers.’ And most of us have more than one type of customer. A teacher serves his students as well as his school administrators (an…
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should'ves

“Objective judgment, now at this very moment. Unselfish action, now at this very moment. Willing acceptance - now at this very moment - of all external events. That's all you need.” Marcus Aure…
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on reading & reflection

"Stop. Reflect. If you don’t do that you are a lesser human being for sure … The busyness does not make our lives meaningful. It is the interior life that makes the greatest difference to us in the…
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regardless of circumstances

For me ... until her passing in 2014 ... Maya Angelou was just a poet that had an opportunity to share her words at Bill Clinton's presidential inauguration in 1993. Since then, I've been inspire…
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human calming

"It’s wonderful, right? It’s what we all want. We want that time, that attention, that calm, soothing presence from somebody else." Years ago, I drove into my neighborhood to a new street sign... 'T…
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