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Change Your Mind/Change Your Life

The greatest discovery of any generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering the attitudes of their minds. – Albert Schweitzer What could you accomplish if you had the Midas touch of Warren Buffet, the selflessness of Mother Teresa, the entrepreneurial genius of Bill Gates, the dedication to a cause of Aung…

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Lemurian Metamorphosis Transforms Students

Happy are they that hear their detractions and can put them to mending. – Shakespeare There is a tree east of the Gateway Community Building. It’s a wild-looking thing, weathered, bleached and burnt, with misshapen, broken branch stubs poking from the trunk. Aloft, huge branches stab the sky in every direction with long, unruly pendulums…

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Experience Teaches Best

Experience is the best teacher; fools learn from no other.  Franklin When I was seven, my family visited an aunt in Chicago, where I discovered a little candy shop and bought five penny candies. Instead of eating them, I conceived my first entrepreneurial scheme: I would take the candy home and sell it to my friends! Glowing…

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Fight Or Forgive?

Not long after moving to another area of the country together, my husband and I came to a parting of the ways and agreed to divorce. Like so many people in this situation, we had to decide whether to fight or forgive. We had recently put a large down payment on a new living room…

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Starting Life Over

The battles that count aren’t the ones for gold medals. The struggles within yourself – the invisible, inevitable battles inside all of us – that’s where it’s at.  Jesse Owens When I grew up in Nigeria it was the custom for young parents who lived away from their tribe to send their children to the…

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