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“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit.” ~Aristotle

January 5, 2012

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Scientists have suggested that, with a little willpower, it takes roughly 30 days for a person to form a new habit.  As with mastering anything new, the act of starting and getting beyond the preliminary stage where everything feels awkward is 80% of the battle.  This is precisely why it’s important to make small, positive […]

A Word on Gratefulness and Mindfullness

November 21, 2011

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As humans, we usually will go through most of our days on automatic pilot, not really paying attention to the mundane. But in doing that, you could actually be missing out on some really amazing and/or important things.

Do No Harm

November 8, 2011

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Hippocratic Oath. 1 Thessalonians 5:13.  Ahimsa.  Shalom.  ☮.  Codes of various professions’ conduct.  These beliefs and systems all contain a common root – to cause no harm. This mutual vein is something I have been contemplating a great deal recently.  I haven’t been thinking about it in the conventional sense: the concept of peace and […]

“The real voyage of discovery (or recovery) consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.” ~ Marcel Proust

October 28, 2011

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And it’s through those new eyes that you can see the love and the gifts that you are given everyday. This morning, I decided I was going to “treat” myself.  I broke from my routine, came into the living room and lit some candles.  I pulled out the grinder, poured in the coffee beans, hit […]