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Hope Dealer; Need one? Be one.

Are you seeing what I’m seeing? I’m as optimistic as they come, but I’m looking out my window into the world and I am stunned and saddened by the infinite amount of hopelessness I see in the lives of so many. Are you frustrated by the hate, hurt, and divide? If so, I’m with you, and it’s easy to get …

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Paralympic Athlete Vanessa Low Inspires

I subscribe to an online magazine called “Outside.” Their mission is: To inspire active participation in the world outside through award-winning coverage of the sports, people, places, adventure, discoveries, health and fitness, gear and apparel, trends and events that make up an active lifestyle. Their stories and films are often inspiring, motivating, uplifting, and certainly consistent with our “Mindset On …

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“Sometimes life’s going to hit you in the head with a brick. Don’t lose faith.” ~ Steve Jobs, Survivor

John Hennessy was the President of Stanford University when he introduced Steve Jobs as the invited commencement speaker for their 2005 graduates. Hennessy remarked in his introduction, “More than 100 years ago, in describing his vision for a new [Stanford] Universty, Leland Stanford wrote, ‘The imagination needs to be cultivated and developed to assure success in life.’ Stanford clearly understood that …

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One Life Lesson I Took Away From The Movie “Good Will Hunting” by Billy Soden

Sometimes, while watching a movie, we’re completely unaware of the value being given to us through the dialogue. You know some movies take years to create, and the spoken dialogue is often a result of infinite research, conversations, rehearsals, takes, and tweaks. Well, whatever the brilliant Matt Damon did to finalize this conversation between himself (Will) and Sean (Robin Williams), …

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How I Became A Professional Beatbusker

How I Became A Professional Beatbusker Have you ever been walking leisurely down the sidewalk in a large metropolitan city, turned a corner, and suddenly found yourself assaulted by the wrong end if a slide trombone spewing out wretched low brass versions of Harder To Breathe (Maroon Five), Can’t Stop The Feeling (Justin Timberlake), or Eat It (not the Michael …

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Bully Apologizes by Billy Soden

Bullying is a part life for millions of children and adults daily. It’s awful. It’s cruel, and it can leave emotional scars that last a lifetime for both the bullied and the bully. ChadMichael Morisette was bullied as a child by many. One person, in particular, Louie Armundson, was one of them. Chad is an adult in his thirties now, and …