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Your own retreat

Marcus Aurelius, Roman Emperor from 161-180 AD, envisioned himself having shoulders of ivory. He wrote:“People look for retreats for themselves, in the country, by the coast, or in the hills … There is nowhere that a person can find a more peaceful and trouble-free retreat than in his [her] own mind … So constantly give

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Choices

We’ve entered May, one of the most beautiful months of the year, in my opinion. Here we are with Spring exhibiting its growth and glory… and we have choices to make. Choices that can affect our growth. It is said that adults make about 35,000 decisions every day. What if you were to use May

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People believe in you

There are people who believe in you. Some you know, some you don’t, some you may be surprised to learn they view you as highly as they do. People I’ve talked with in the last few weeks have felt everything from elation to kicked in the gut from survey feedback about them. Of course, they

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Without wax

I was moved by this story I read and want to share it with you. It’s from the book, “The Leader’s Voice: How Your Communication Can Inspire Action and Get Results!” By Boyd Clark and Ron Crossland, 2002. “In ancient Rome, statuary was the ultimate status symbol, representing wealth, importance, and even immortality. Sculptors, revered and

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52 for you

Last April when the world was hunkering down due to COVID, many were dealing with additional stresses caused by changes in their work and personal world. It was a time of adjustment, to put it mildly. I’d written a few Sunday messages about the importance of taking mental breaks – giving your brain even a few

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