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August 22, 2018
The Dalai Lama and the incredible power of a smile
It's a chicken and egg situation. Does the warmth emanating from the Dalai Lama’s heart...
August 08, 2018
Why let others chart your course in life? Do it yourself
In The Benevolent Universe, The Story of Your Unique Genius by Dana Drake, the author puts...
July 05, 2018
It’s time to take Mark Twain back from the atheists
When this story first ran almost 4 years ago, it became a bit controversial--let's just...
June 27, 2018
What Bill Murray Can Teach Us About Life
A few years ago, there was an article in Rolling Stone titled “Being Bill Murray.”...
June 13, 2018
The “Five Dings a Day” Spiritual Practice
In Meaningful Work, A Quest to do Great Business, Find Your Calling and Feed Your...
June 07, 2018
My wise 86-year old friend passed away. Here are his final words
This month marks the two-year anniversary of the passing of my friend John Gray, and...
May 09, 2018
The Case Against Gurus
Why do you need a guru? If you fall down, then pick yourself up and...
April 25, 2018
7 nuggets of wisdom from one of the last Renaissance men
Professional photographer. Museum curator. Author. Composer and musician. College professor. Brian H. Peterson may be...
April 18, 2018
Napoleon Hill on why you should spend less time at work
Do you like your job? If you’re like me, this question gives you pause to...
March 24, 2018
3 good reasons not to kill yourself
You may be wondering why there’s a story about committing suicide on the pages of...
March 18, 2018
9 Life Tips from Steve Jobs’ Guru
He is the wisest who seeks God. He is the most successful who has found...
March 07, 2018
Unsure of your path? Try this prayer from Thomas Merton
Thomas Merton is perhaps the most influential Catholic author of our time, writing over 60...
February 27, 2018
Do you have the 11 traits of a person with character?
Who fills the void when leaders don’t lead, when those in positions of power and...
December 15, 2017
Affirm Your Tallcomings. And 9 More Life Tips from a Doctor of Philosophy.
Sometimes you can find wisdom in places you don’t expect. It can come from a...
December 07, 2017
If Jesus Died For Our Sins, Was God Responsible For his Death?
Many people from traditional Christian backgrounds may find this…shocking and offensive. That is understandable. The...
December 01, 2017
Why it Pays to Give Life Your Best 95% Effort.
What, you say? What happened to giving a 100% effort? Or some of you Type-A...
November 25, 2017
The 10-Minute “Thinking Person’s” Meditation
Do you meditate? While I make a noble effort to meditate most days, I often...
November 21, 2017
The one prayer you need to say at Thanksgiving.
Is it any wonder that, after Christmas, Thanksgiving is the favorite holiday of Americans? For...
September 20, 2017
“Why are you here?” Oprah and Paulo Coelho have an answer.
There’s a new podcast out called “Oprah’s Super Soul Conversations,” that recently released a conversation...
August 30, 2017
Being Humble Doesn’t Make You Weak. It Makes You a Better Person
It takes more courage to reveal insecurities than to hide them, more strength to...
July 12, 2017
Tony Robbins on Living Your Life in a Beautiful State (of Mind).
In his recent book Unshakeable, the life philosophy guru Tony Robbins lays down the basics...
June 28, 2017
Finding God in Silence: Centering Prayer in 5 Easy Steps
In silence, we come to know God. The evocative quote above comes from Benjamin Riggs...
June 20, 2017
The Day Mahatma Gandhi Threw His Sandal Off a Train
Last year, I featured excerpts from several college commencement speeches. This year, I’m focusing on...
June 14, 2017
Take off the mask. Tell your story.
There are two sides to all of us. There is the public-facing side, the person...
June 08, 2017
A Total Stranger Left My Friend $250—and the Reason Is Heart-Warming
Imagine opening your mailbox one day and finding an unmarked, sealed plain white envelope inside—containing...
June 01, 2017
The magical missing ingredient to a happy life.
Are you happy? Chances are, if I caught you on a good day, you’d probably...
May 24, 2017
Is the cure for our aches, pains and fatigue, right in front of us?
How are you feeling today? Healthy and alert with some pep in your step? Or...
May 16, 2017
Is the fantastic claim Jesus made about Heaven true?
It’s funny how we usually think of heaven as being in a faraway place, one...
May 03, 2017
What does the world owe you?
We all want to make a good impression in life, to be the best possible...
April 26, 2017
An 8-Step Guide to Meditation—and Deep Inner Peace.
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