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Your Ego is not your Friend

I was out for my morning run yesterday and experienced something which brought this whole issue of the ego front and center for me and so I thought I would share it with you. I had already run about 7…

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“Forgiveness is the fragrance the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it” – Mark Twain

It may not at first glance seem to be all that important to your mental and spiritual well-being but as Darren Hayes so aptly says in the famous Savage Garden song “I believe that forgiveness is the key to your…

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Certainty vs Trust

It would seem to me that we human beings have some dichotomies (opposites) that we really struggle with. Some examples are pain vs pleasure, love vs hate, joy vs sadness. However, there is one that is less obvious and which…

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Failure cannot cope with persistence.

Commitment to any given activity is a must for the successful person. You should give yourself 100 percent towards any particular task or activity you are engaged in. Whether it’s work, a hobby, or being with friends. You must concentrate…

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If you don’t have a few good people around you…go and find them!

One of the most critical protective factors which is very well known to help people who are struggling with life is the amount of social support and connection they have in their lives. Or to put it another way, the amount and quality of relationships that they have to others is very important to emotional resiliency in all of our lives.

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Lesson 8 – The Sun is Always Shining behind the Clouds 

Jerry walked into the MacDonald’s, went to the counter and ordered himself a big mac meal with a large bottle of Coke Zero. He waited while his food was being prepared and looked around at the other customers coming and…

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Lesson 7: Life is a Journey, not a Destination

You’ve heard it all before, life is about being in the moment. And you may be thinking: “Blah blah blah, and if one more person says ‘stop and the smell the roses’ to me I’m going to shoot them –…

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Lesson 5: Birds of a Feather Flock Together

NOTE: This is the 5th and final FREE chapter from David’s upcoming book called “The Top 10 Sayings that can Change your life! – Life Lessons for teens and young adults” To receive notification of when the final eBook with…

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Lesson 4: Where there is smoke there is (usually) fire. 

Twenty year old Sheri Dyer walked into her apartment sobbing. She threw down her back pack and ran into her bedroom, slamming the door closed. Layla, her older sister by 5 years, looked up from the book she was reading…

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