Monthly Archives: February 2011

Today’s Reading – Learn to see the problems in your life as gifts

Today’s reading comes from Chapter 81 of the book Inner Simplicity When I was 23 I married a brilliant Physician who, by his own diagnosis, was a manic depressive paranoid schizophrenic with delusions of grandeur. I spent the next four … Continue reading

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Today’s Reading – Learn to laugh

Today’s reading comes from Chapter 68 of the book Simplify Your Life: Probably the best known study of the effects of laughter on our lives and on our health is Norman Cousins’s, described in his book, Anatomy of an illness. … Continue reading

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Three Rules of Work: Out of clutter find simplicity; From discord find harmony; In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity. – Albert Einstein

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As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler; solitude will not be solitude, poverty will not be poverty, nor weakness weakness. – Henry David Thoreau

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Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. – Leonardo da Vinci

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Becoming a better human being by better understanding human beings

This is a fascinating video that explains several important ways that humans use language in different types of human relationships: Around 3:30 the video talks about three types of human relationships (which according to anthropologist Alan Fiske are the only … Continue reading

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Today’s Reading – Complaining, and using it as an indicator

Today’s Reading comes from Chapter 3 of the book A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose by Eckhart Tolle. In this chapter, the focus is on separating your self from the stream of conscious thought that runs incessantly through … Continue reading

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If you have time to whine and complain about something then you have the time to do something about it. – Anthony J. D’Angelo

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What does a church food pantry look like?

My son is in Boy Scouts. His scout troop is sponsored by a local church, which provides the scouts with the space for their meetings as well as space to store equipment and supplies. The church runs a food bank … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day

Oh, you hate your job? Why didn’t you say so? There’s a support group for that. It’s called EVERYBODY, and they meet at the bar. – Drew Carey

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