We spend a lot of time talking about being “authentic.” We are encouraged to look within, struggle to uncover who we really are, and then embrace what we discover. The pitfall in this process is we often unearth only a snapshot of who we are at a particular time and place. We ¬†must be alert…

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“Even bad fortune is fickle. Perhaps it will come, perhaps not; in the meantime it is not. So look forward to better things.” — Seneca. Imagine all the time we would have on our hands if we stopped worrying about the misfortune that was about to occur. Instead of worrying about the future we followed…

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When I came across the question “What magnifies your spirit?” I thought for a second I must be in church, but of course I wasn’t. The truth being is my spirit can be magnified just about anywhere and by anyone. I run across a phrase in a book or poem, I listen to a rousing…

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Suzy and I spent the weekend in DC. A good friend was celebrating a special birthday. Suzy and I debate the relative merits of DC every time we travel there, but one thing is certain it is a city full of people who are not happy about the way things are, and there are an…

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How are you living your life on a daily basis. —¬†Confucius. Where most philosophers begin with tough questions, Confucius took the opposite approach. He begins with a question we can answer although it goes much deeper than we might think. As we mature we realize how important the current day is and how both the…

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