Hating hope?

by Jan on June 30, 2011

“Hope is a terrible thing—a plague,” says best-selling author Ann Patchett, in her newest book “State of Wonder.” A shudder of disagreement went through the audience during a live interview in the St. Paul, Minnesota Public Radio’s (MPR) auditorium last (…)

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The best gift I ever survived

by Jan on June 28, 2011

I think this is a great story about love, hope and courage through chaos, fear and struggle. As Stacey Kramer says, sometimes the greatest gift comes in a surprising way.

A man with a million little lessons

by Jan on June 24, 2011

“Just look me up on the Internet,” he told me. “I am known around the world.  I am Fabio Peralta, the Greatest Taxi.” Over the next thirty minutes, Fabio, the New York City taxi-driver, filled me in on the rest (…)

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Out of the mouth of babes

by admin on June 23, 2011

This little boy’s name is Owen, and his optimism earned him a guest segment on Good Morning America recently. Of course, he never set out to be a role model or a voice of reason. He just wanted to share (…)

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A toast to life

by Jan on June 22, 2011

“Dance as though no one is watching you. Love as though you have never been hurt before. Sing as though no one can hear you. Live as though heaven is on earth.” ~Souza When a life-altering event occurs, like the (…)

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Change is good

by admin on June 21, 2011

“Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.” – The Dalai Lama What could I possibly have in common with the Dalai Lama? I asked myself this question recently as I watched a news segment detailing his (…)

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Devotion in motion

by admin on June 17, 2011

When the world says, “Give up,” hope whispers, “persevere.” – Author Unknown Funny thing about fathers; they really have a tendency to go above and beyond when it comes to their children. (No wonder we set aside a special day (…)

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by Jan on June 16, 2011

To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else—means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight. -  E.E. Cummings, Poet For many of us (…)

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by Jan on June 14, 2011

“Your beliefs become your thoughts. Your thoughts become your words. Your words become your actions. Your actions become your habits. Your habits become your values. Your values become your destiny.” – Gandhi I believe it is the words we speak (…)

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Advice Worth its Weight in Gold

by admin on June 13, 2011

“The value of a book is measured by what you can carry away from it.” ~James Bryce Have you, by chance, read Paulo Coelho’s The Alchemist? When I discovered this iconic novel is approaching its twenty-year anniversary, I decided to (…)

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