Monthly Archives: June, 2011

Simplicity

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. Leonardo da Vinci Complex, challenging, stimulating, brain teaser, difficult and sophisticated; words we use to compliment situations that may baffle us, crossword puzzles that can frustrate us to tears, mathematical formulas that give us Excedrin headaches or worse, philosophy that takes our own beliefs and has us thinking the opposite …

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Smiles

Over the span of my adult life, I have observed that the majority of our communications are non-verbal. We nod, shrug, lift our eyes, raise our hands, gesture with a movement of our bodies and communicate a host of emotions with our bodies rather than our mouths. I have learned that I communicate much of …

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Silence

What a strange power there is in silence. Ralph Waldo Emerson When we think of the word silence and all of its possible meanings, many uses may come to mind; Silence in language, gestures and symbols, music, debate,  law, spirituality, commemorative silence and complete silence. Each of these has a power unto themselves that produce …

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Daily Choices

For those of you that are sports fans, the name Jim Valvano will evoke a warm feeling. Jimmy “V” as he was known was a highly successful college basketball coach and amazing motivational person. He was stricken with cancer in 1993 and was awarded the Arthur Ashe Humanitarian Award by ESPN Sports Television. Arthur Ashe …

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Giving – How each of us can change the world

The more you give the more you receive – St. Francis of Assisi   We live in a time where we are taught to “get” more than we are taught to “give”. All the advertising we see is about obtaining more and more of whatever it is that we are seeking. Once in a while, …

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