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10 Life Lessons From 10 Years of Running

“If we are facing in the right direction, all we have to do is keep on walking.” –Buddhist Saying Ten years ago, this month, I took a big step forward. I started running. Not fast. Not competitive. Just for my health. … Continue reading

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Above The Din

“Be careful how you interpret the world:  It is like that.” — Erich Heller This morning, above the din of the city, I heard an owl hoot. It was quiet and distant, nearly drowned out by traffic. At first, I … Continue reading

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Choice Today. Chosen Tomorrow.

Question for Today. Would you like to stay up until 11pm tonight watching Downton Abbey, or would you rather stay up until 11pm tonight helping your child do homework? Question for Tomorrow. What would you rather have chosen for Today? A choice today … Continue reading

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The Cost And Value Of Giving Time

“Before giving, the mind of the giver is happy; while giving, the mind of the giver is made peaceful; and having given, the mind of the giver is uplifted.” — Buddha There is a direct relationship between the cost and … Continue reading

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Generosity Day

“Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.” — Tenzin Gyatso, 14th Dalai Lama If you haven’t heard about Generosity Day, click here. If you haven’t heard about being generous, open any Buddhist text, the Talmud, the Bible, or the … Continue reading

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A Magical, Mysterious, Paradox: Appreciating The In-Betweeners Day 7 (Final Day)

“It is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma.” — Winston Churchill I got nothing, yet I have everything. Monday – a nurse. Tuesday – a teacher. Wednesday – a neighbor. Thursday – a band director. Friday – an aunt. Saturday … Continue reading

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Speaking of Speaking

“Every survival kit should include a sense of humor.” — Author Unknown In November, I won the Toastmasters District 7 Humorous Speech Competition. The other day, I finally received the video which I’m pleased to share. If you would like … Continue reading

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Because It’s My Home

“I give. Because it’s my home.” — requoted by Melia, HandsOn Portland Program Manager There’s a lot of talk about community. We work in communities, we shop in communities, we exercise in communities, we drive in communities, we worship in … Continue reading

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Quality Time Can Start With The Gift Of Time

“Motivation is what gets you started.  Habit is what keeps you going.” — Jim Ryun It was nearly a year ago that I started doing martial arts. I tried it because my son was involved. I thought it might be … Continue reading

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Just One

“We can do no great things, only small things with great love.” — Mother Teresa At the Toastmasters District 7’s winter leadership institute conference today, the audience heard from a variety of speakers. One of the speakers is a mentor … Continue reading

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