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October 17, 2018
3 Daily Prayers for the Spiritual but not Religious
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September 13, 2018
The Reluctant Billionaire and His 5 Keys to Happiness
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August 22, 2018
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May 16, 2018
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March 07, 2018
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November 21, 2017
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August 30, 2017
Being Humble Doesn’t Make You Weak. It Makes You a Better Person
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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...
July 05, 2017
Back to Basics: 5 Essential Rules for Living a Righteous Life
As we grow spiritually, we can sometimes get ahead of ourselves. We may think we’re...
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...
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What does the world owe you?
We all want to make a good impression in life, to be the best possible...
April 01, 2017
Get Out of Your Rut and Make Life New Again.
Are you in a rut? Are you going through life limiting your contacts to the...
March 03, 2017
What’s Love Got to Do with It? Everything.
What are we supposed to accomplish during this lifetime? It goes without saying that we...
February 20, 2017
Life is good. Life is bad. Either way, you’re right.
How do you see life? Do you look at it as a series of struggles...
January 06, 2017
“Dear God, I’m doing the best I can.” (Remembering Huston Smith)
Perhaps the great religious scholar of our time died last week in Berkeley, California. His...
November 23, 2016
6o-Second Inspiration: The Prayer of Thanks.
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October 27, 2016
How to Become a Minister in the Church of Everyday Life.
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August 03, 2016
60-Second Inspiration: The secret to a happy, contented life.
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July 11, 2016
What Thomas Edison sees when he sees God.
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May 02, 2016
Mother Teresa—on why loving your family is the most important thing you can do.
I was recently reading one of my favorite life philosophy books, when author John Templeton...
April 05, 2016
The Bible Passage more potent than the Law of Attraction.
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January 24, 2016
Are you happy? Maybe it’s more important to be content.
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December 16, 2015
Let’s put Santa back into Christmas.
It’s that time of year again—the time when many Christians begin whining that the true...
November 22, 2015
How to put more happy in your Thanksgiving—with gratitude.
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October 27, 2015
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September 07, 2015
The 7 Keys to Spiritual Investing.
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