Question of the Day: “Why should you read David & Goliath?”

Malcolm Gladwell has written a ton of amazing books. One of my personal favorites is Outliers. This was the first book I read by Gladwell, but it certainly was not the last. For those of you who are not familiar with Gladwell, he is a researcher who poses interesting questions about life and society, and…

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Question of the Day: “How do I avoid being a victim?”

The word “victim” means someone who is harmed, injured or killed by someone else’s action or some event. This is the first definition. The second one (according to Webster’s Dictionary) is one who is tricked or duped. Either definition denotes a state many seek to avoid. Being a victim means you have suffered harm at…

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Question of the Day: “What if I am afraid of myself?”

Marianne Williamson has this great quote, which often gets wrongly attributed to Muhammad Ali, but it deeply reflects a state of mind many feel. She writes the following: ““Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that…

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“And it Starts” -Timon (The Lion King)

The Lion King is a Disney classic that is easily paired with Shakespeare’s Hamlet. The structure of the protagonist (young male who should be King) and the antagonist (older male usurper of the crown) are just two obvious comparisons. The conflict also centers around avenging the murder of a King but it is all set…

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Single Mom Life- The Seat of the Soul

Many years ago, I read Gary Zukav’s book The Seat of the Soul.  It was a game changer for me.  It was recommended by a friend who just moved away to live on an Native American Reservation in New Mexico.  I picked it up, but I never imagined the path I would take after reading…

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“Make friends with pain, and you will never be alone.”-Ken Chlouber

I recently read this quote in Born to Run.  Ken Chlouber was a Colorado miner and the creator of the Leadville Trail 100, which is an ultramarathon trail that goes through the dirt roads near the heart of the Rocky Mountains.  An ultramarathon is 42.195.  I enjoy running. I have even done a half marathon.…

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