Most of us were raised knowing The Golden Rule. Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. If you loathe it when the person next to you scrolls through their phone while in the movies, then make sure you …

Does the Golden Rule Need an Update? Read More »

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Would you put yourself in the live-with-no-regrets category? Regrets are for the weak and wobbly who cannot simply move on / get over it. Or do you perceive regrets as having value and serving as a reminder to improve our …

My Biggest Regret and What I Learned From It. Read More »

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It’s all about mindset.From the moment you wake up to the moment you rest your head at night, everything is up to you.Your emotions, your thoughts, your perceptions, your reactions. Every moment. Up to you. Right now, I doubt there is a …

Shift Your Focus and Reset Your Mindset. Read More »

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When we hear about someone leaving a legacy, we picture grand, important gestures. Huge endowments, scores of scholarships, life-changing inventions, or charity work benefitting millions. But, for most of us, that will never be the case. I first thought about the …

What Will Be Your Legacy? Live as You Want to Be Remembered. Read More »

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In the last two months, I have heard more people say they are feeling overwhelmed than at any other time I can recall. “Overwhelmed: when a stressful situation feels like it is too much to handle.” It starts within seconds of …

Feeling Overwhelmed? Here Are Tools to Tame the Stress Monster. Read More »

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Regardless of how you think your life ahead will look—it won’t.  You will achieve greater heights, feel greater joy, and suffer greater difficulties than you ever imagined. The solution is to remember that life has phases. No phase, however terrible …

My Words of Wisdom to All the University Graduates. Read More »

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Within days of my State closing schools and issuing stay home orders, I saw them popping up all over—chalk messages written on sidewalks. I was on my regular late afternoon walk with my little dog when I rounded a corner …

Here Are All the Things I Love Seeing Now. Read More »

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Good manners, courtesy, etiquette, social skills, call them what you want, these kindnesses are the oil that keep the wheels of our hectic world turning. But the old rules can no longer be applied. We need to devise a new set …

It Is Time for Some New Social Manners Guidelines. Read More »

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The greatest gift I have ever been given is the ability to read. It is Teacher Appreciation Week here in the US, and every time it rolls around, I give quiet thanks to Miss Meldrum, my grade 1 teacher at Sandown Primary …

If You Can Read This, Thank the Teacher Who Taught You! Read More »

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As we enter our who-knows-what-number week, I’ve noticed the world falling into clear groups. There are the highly motivated people who started brand new businesses with nothing more than an Instagram account and a tube of lipstick—and will shortly list on the …

Remember When You Said You Didn’t Have Time to Create a New Habit? Now You Do! Read More »

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