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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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The Best In Others

I was rummaging through some old papers my mother sent me, and ran across a clipping of this old quote by Robert Louis Stevenson. I wonder how much different the world would be if we all made the effort to … 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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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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Thank You

“Humility does not mean thinking less of yourself than of other people, nor does it mean having a low opinion of your own gifts.  It means freedom from thinking about yourself at all.” — William Temple If you will humor … Continue reading

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Seeing The Unseen

“It is a terrible thing to see and have no vision.” — Hellen Keller My grandmother visited me last night. It was during a Toastmasters Table Topics contest, (an impromptu speaking competition), when we were asked to relate what a … Continue reading

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The Beautiful Dream Of Time

“In the presence of eternity, the mountains are as transient as the clouds.” — Robert Green Ingersoll There are times when a dream becomes real, and reality becomes a dream. Towards the end our Toastmasters Area contest last night, the … Continue reading

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A Toast! To You!

“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” — Henry Stanley Haskins, Meditations in Wall Street, 1940 “What did I do to deserve this?” The answer to that big question lies … Continue reading

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Two Questions To Ask Yourself Before You Go To Bed

“Life is never so busy that there is no time to serve.” — Author Unknown Tonight, after your busy day, when you lay your head down on the pillow, ask yourself two questions, “Who did I help?” and “How did I … Continue reading

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Feedback. The Power To Motivate.

“The most important thing in communication is hearing what isn’t being said.”   — Author Unknown When you hear the word ‘evaluation’ you may think of what a coach gives to a player, or what a manager delivers annually to … Continue reading

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