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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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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 …

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 Five 5th-Grade Heroes Stand Up To Bullying

Five 5th-Grade Heroes Stand Up To Bullying by Billy Soden   When you are a parent, you worry about your kids. You worry because you love them, and most parents work to guide their kids in a way that gives them the tools they need to function in the world and make good decisions when they’re not around.  But, you …

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Healthy Morning Workout Habits

Healthy Morning Workout Habits   Tracy Anderson is famous for sculpting the bodies of A-list stars like Gwyneth Paltrow and J.Lo, so her insight comes packed with a celebrity punch. It’s one thing to work out for your personal health, but when it’s tied to your career the stakes are a little higher. In an interview supporting the “Morning Spark” positivity …

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Blueberry Cream Floats – BillySoden.com

Blueberry Cream Floats by Lindsey Andrews Do you remember root beer floats? What about adding blueberry for a few blueberry cream floats? Today’s recipe is sure to cool you down while the outside temps heat up. This week is one of the hottest so far here in Oklahoma. The weather report on my drive to work today said it was 97 …

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Beauty & Ugly

“Upon a day Beauty and Ugliness met on the shore of a sea. And they said to one another, “Let us bathe in the sea.” Then they disrobed and swam in the waters. And after a while Ugliness came back to shore and garmented himself with the garments of Beauty and walked his way. And Beauty, too, came out of the sea, and found not her raiment, and she was too …