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Mastering the Masters

On Thursday April 7th, the golf world begins its biggest and most prestigious tournament - The Mas...

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The Five Words That Changed My Life

“Even the largest avalanche is triggered by small things.” – Vernor Vinge I t...

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The Terrifying Question We Should All Ask Ourselves

I started out very excited about this job. After living and searching for work in Antalya, Turkey ...

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Mentorship: A Quick Guide

I have been a teacher on and off during my career.  I’m currently “on” again, teaching an entrepreneurship course for undergraduates at a local university.  Business courses tend to focus on team project work because that’s how businesses are run: a group of...

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New York Primary Voters Suffer Setback

  Some registered voters in New York are very unhappy. With the presidential primaries scheduled to start on Tuesday, April 19th, many New York voters have seen their party affiliations inexplicably changed. As a means to fight back, these New Yorkers have filed a lawsuit...


NBA Approves Corporate Logos on Jerseys

Beginning in 2017, the NBA will start to resemble professional soccer. No, players will still be using their hands. Their jerseys, however, will now feature corporate logos, much like soccer jerseys. The jersey experiment is a three year pilot program. The program will begin at the start...


N.W.A. Rocks

On April 8th, the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame inducted the legendary gangster rap group N.W.A. They were presented the honor by Kendrick Lamar, a young rapper from Compton who was heavily influenced by their music. N.W.A. holds the honor of being the only rap group inducted...


You Can't Be Anything If You Put Your Mind To It

“You can be anything you want to be, if you only believe with sufficient conviction and act in accordance with your faith; for whatever the mind can conceive and believe, the mind can achieve.” – Napoleon Hill I feel...


How to Catch Yourself When You Stumble or Fall

“You have been criticizing yourself for years, and it hasn’t worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens.” – Louise L. Hay When I was younger, in my early twenties I wasn’t always my own...


The Choice to Change — The Hidden Power Inside All of Us to Create Lives We Love.

“It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.” —J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Choice is freedom. Choice means options. Choice gives us the...


Chew On This

Here’s a true story from my past that is a bit on the gross side…not too much so. If you can hang in there, it’ll be worth your while! One night when I was about eight years old we had steak for dinner. I remember chewing on a piece… …and chewing …and...


How Controlling Ourselves Can Help Change Others

For eight years, I believed that I could transform my ex-husband into someone else.  I encouraged him, coached him, cheered him…anything in my power to change him into what I viewed as his full potential.  Even though he constantly asked for my help, the truth was, he never put...


6 Important Skills for the Living When Caring for the Dying

“I am the midwife of my mother’s death” That’s the title of a poem I wrote a few months before my 81-year-old mother had a stroke and passed away. I wrote it because I felt responsible, yet helpless, to ease her pain as her body became less reliable,...


Building Resilience and Cultivating Your Mangrove Swamp

Have you ever seen a mangrove swamp? Mangrove swamps, which sit in tropical and subtropical coastal areas, are wetlands comprised of a unique type of tree with large, branch-like roots that plunge down into the dirt and sand. When the tides change or waves come ashore, their dense root...




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