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Change Your Mind and Just Be Happy

Life Without Limits or Limbs

I was just sitting down to work this morning and ran across an article and video that I just HAD to share with you. The video gives a whole new meaning to inspiration. It's about a remarkable man named Nick Vujicic. He was born with a rare disorder called tetra-amelia syndrome. He has no arms or … [Read more...]

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A Love Like No Other

Sunset

Back in April of this year, I learned that my Mom, Mary Laprade, had been diagnosed with an aggressive t-cell lymphoma; and a rare one at that. Even though I was 3000 miles away on the West Coast and she was on the East Coast in Massachusetts, there was no doubt in my mind where I needed to be - … [Read more...]

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Take That Leap of Faith

Guy Clark

This great song reminds us to just do it and have faith. "Leap and the net shall appear" has always been one of my favorite quotes. But it is one of the hardest things for us to do. Mr. Clark has a great line in the song  that says, "he did not know he couldn't fly... so he did." This is a statement … [Read more...]

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The Discovery of Your Personal Alchemy: Avenue #4

Downstream

How often do you find yourself insisting on a very specific outcome to a desire you have? I must confess, I myself have been in insistent-mode a bit too often in my life. This means then that I am resisting and not accepting where I am in that moment. I have come to realize that all of that … [Read more...]

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What if today was your last day?

The setting of each beautiful moment

Quite the heavy question, don't you think? I was quite surprised to hear the rock group Nickelback posing it to me. It's so interesting where profundity lies... So I thought about it. Have you? One of my favorite questions in the song is "Would you let anything get in your way?". We do that, you … [Read more...]

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Just bet it all…

show me the money

It appeared to be just another game of evening fun with my family and an innocent game of Texas hold 'em.  Little did I know that as my nephew dealt the cards,  enlightenment was waiting for me just around the corner. I looked at my measly pile of chips.  An odd sight as I was used to seeing  … [Read more...]

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