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How to Develop Selfless Compassion

posted by Alex Blackwell

“So if we love someone, we should train in being able to listen. By listening with calm and understanding, we can ease the suffering of another person.” – Thich Nhat Hanh Being compassionate is a trait you can learn, like […]

5 Simple Secrets to a Happy Life

posted by Alex Blackwell

“Now and then it’s good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy.” – Guillaume Apollinaire A simple life is a happy life. Here are a five ways to unlock the secrets to living simply and happily. […]

10 Ways to Open Your Mind to New Possibilities

posted by Alex Blackwell

“Those who improve with age embrace the power of personal growth and personal achievement and begin to replace youth with wisdom, innocence with understanding, and lack of purpose with self-actualization.” – Bo Bennett Sometimes even the smallest shift in thinking […]

How to Create a Simpler Life

posted by Alex Blackwell

“Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.” – Confucius Could you enjoy your life more if it were slowed down a little bit? This post will show you how to achieve that effect. Learn to say […]

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How to Thrive after 50
“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.” - Maya Angelou Now two years into my 50s, I’m finally getting it. 50 isn’t about looking back and wondering where the time went – 50 is about l

posted 12:35:14am Aug. 20, 2014 | read full post »

What Amazes You?
“There's beauty everywhere. There are amazing things happening everywhere, you just have to be able to open your eyes and witness it.” - Sarah McLachlan Gaza. Ferguson. Ebola. These events can make your heart sink, like it’s falling into a well and you can’t do anything to stop it. The

posted 10:15:57am Aug. 18, 2014 | read full post »

Sunday Inspiration #44
Today’s Sunday Inspiration: Let today’s message inspire you to get going on that project you've been putting off for "someday." Do you want to begin a new career, start writing a book, or make a personal change? Whatever is burring inside of you, start right now because a year from now may be to

posted 11:50:42am Aug. 17, 2014 | read full post »

10 Essential Back to School Supplies
“The best teachers teach from the heart, not from the book.” - Unknown My daughter goes back to school on Thursday. Emily will be a high school sophomore with a busy year planned. Over the past few weeks, she and my wife have been hitting the stores to stock up on the needed back-to-school su

posted 10:16:07pm Aug. 11, 2014 | read full post »

Sunday Inspiration #43
Today’s Sunday Inspiration: Allow tonight’s super moon to illuminate what has been hiding inside your soul. "When I admire the wonders of a sunset or the beauty of the moon, my soul expands in the worship of the creator.” - Mahatma Gandhi Image Source: Google Images About Alex Bla

posted 12:33:46pm Aug. 10, 2014 | read full post »


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