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Persist and You Will Win

Persistence is that asset that best defines me. I am unique that way. But how do I practice persistence in each area of my life?  Follow me: The core of my life starts with the spirit. I start each day with a prayer. Before I am awake, I am with…

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Stone

What makes me who I am?  I am very good at making new friends no matter where I’m at in the world.  I really enjoy learning new things. I’m not afraid to get hurt or take chances on my bike.  I knew at a very young age what i wanted…

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Savannah

INTRO – Savannah Kepler/ 15 / Born and raised in Austin,Texas – Topic 1 Food  – Topic 2 Music (how it makes me feel) – Topic 3 My thoughts on clothes – Conclusion   Food As I’ve gotten older I have noticed that I am more eager and open to…

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Unique

A couple of decades ago I sat in a Rabbi’s office to choose my Hebrew name. The name for my naming ceremony. I remember it this way.  Rather cluttered office, kind of dusty, kind of dim, Rabbi Steve Folberg thumbing through a massive black book. We were looking for a…

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10 Canards and 2 Great Truths

ca-nard: an unfound story or belief 1.”It is what it is.” No, it is what we make it. As a wise man once said: “So our troubles, we believe, are basically of our own making. They arise out of ourselves.” 2. “Oh you know how I am.” A fine way to…

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The Gift

It was while talking with my psychiatrist about a recent near fatal mishap that he laid this on me: “You have a death wish.” Well great! Now there are two actions that I know of that may lead to some solution; one calls for several years with my shrink, the other…

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But Wait… I’m The Come Back Kid.

I read a story of a pilot, who had come near death several times in accidents connected to flying. In counseling he revealed that he “always landed on his feet”. His psychiatrist observed that in order to land on your feet, you’ve got to fall off of something. Or in…

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What’s love got to do with it?

At a dear friend’s 50th anniversary dinner, Edward (Not his real name) told a story about a couple, who after 25 years of matrimony, had decided to part “because they weren’t happy.” Ed asked this question: “What does happiness have to do with marriage?” As if marriage makes you happy.…

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Intentions

I don’t set goals-benchmarks-that I must hit. I do have intentions. That is,  visions that I have conjured, that portend a life I’d love to live. Goals are achieved, driven by fear fueled motivation. Intentions are received over time.  Goals are often set in a negative pallet: “I won’t eat…

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