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Get Uncomfortable.

“Comfort is what keeps people mediocre.” Do any of us know what we can possibly do if we weren’t so afraid to fail? Advertisements

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Benefits of Risk Taking…Even on the Playground.

If you fall down, get back up. If you scrape your knee, get a Band-Aid.    Or don’t. Now go play like we used to do.

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What happens when the jellybeans are all gone?

“Life is what happens while you are busy making other plans”… or eating jelly beans.

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30 Things To Do Before You Die (or just go ahead and do them today).

Coloring inside the lines is safe. Making the sky blue and the grass green meets all expectations. Being safe and following expectations provides security. But, sometimes you’ve got to take a risk and have some fun; I hear it’s the best way … Continue reading

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If you give a man a sign…

“I’m not in search of sanctity, sacredness, purity; these things are found after this life, not in this life; but in this life I search to be completely human: to feel, to give, to take, to laugh, to get lost, … Continue reading

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Please Dont Help My Kids – Alameda, CA Patch

“Children need to be challenged and pushed, not to the point where they give up but to the point where they think, “Wow, look at me go!” – Robert John Meehan   Related articles Please Don’t Help My Kids – … Continue reading

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Inquire Within

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Oh, the Places You’ll Go!

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all … Continue reading

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Press the Pause Button.

Press pause.  Often.

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Time for Me to Fly!

“To put your life in danger from time to time… breeds a saneness in dealing with day-to-day trivialities.”                                                                                                                    – Nevil Shute, ‘Slide Rule’

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