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What Is a Blessing in Disguise — A Reflection on a Chinese Fable

A recent conversation with my girlfriend about things in the past sparked our interest in the subject of blessings in disguise. We discussed our previous misfortunes in love and relationships, in financial losses and missed opportunities. In times of sorrow, our pain and suffering blinded us from recognizing the silver lining of the seemingly unfortunate

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What Is The Prayer of Azariah and The Song of the Three Jews About — Praying and Singing Even in the Threat of Death

There once was a cranky king who got angry with three men, and he tried to have them burned alive. That cranky king was Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon, and the three men were Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah. They were Jews. Nebuchadnezzar had conquered the kingdom of Judah and brought many captives from there back with him

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What Is AWAI About – A Writing Exercise from the Accelerated Copywriting Program

What is AWAI about? AWAI stands for American Writers and Artists Inc., which is a company that trains people to make a living as a writer. You can work remotely. You can design your life and have the freedom that you’ve suspected could be possible for you. At least that’s the idea. There is, as with

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What Is Proverbs About – Learn and Apply Wisdom with The 5-Year Proverbs Challenge

What is Proverbs about? The Book of Proverbs is a well-known example of wisdom literature, a literary genre from which we can learn wisdom. What is wisdom about? Wisdom can include the following: • Discernment / Understanding / Insight; • Knowledge; • Good judgment; and • Correct application of knowledge. When you and I learn

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Miracles Happen Every Day. Here Are Some of Mine

I struggle with identifying miracles that have happened to me. I also struggle with doing personal development exercises, including this one from a Mike Dooley webinar. “What’s your miraculous story? When have you experienced a transformation that completely took you by surprise or wildly exceeded your expectations – a miracle … sparked by a situation or event

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How to Apply Learned Optimism: A Sample Disputation Record

In a previous post, I reviewed the “Learned Optimism” book by Martin Seligman, the father of positive psychology. I explained what learned optimism is, and I recommend you go to the review to familiarize yourself with the concept and what’s involved in applying it. ==> Click here to read my review of the “Learned Optimism” book. <==

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What Is an Overdose About – My History of Non-Fatal Overdoses

What is an overdose about? Over a period of 19 years, I overdosed multiple times on multiple substances. Each time, I thought I could handle larger amounts and not suffer any consequences. The possibility of overdosing didn’t enter my mind. Using and abusing substances is similar to gambling. They can both be addictive behaviors, and with

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Why Being a Grandparent Can Be More Fun Than Being a Parent

Grandparents get the opportunity to help raise children a second time around. Except the pressure is off. This time, it’s their children’s children. Now grandparents get to have fun in ways that they didn’t get to while they raised their children. Maybe having grandchildren is how grandparents can relive their childhoods, better than with their

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Want to Live Longer? Then Say Goodbye to Getting Sick

Heart disease. Cancer. Depression. Anxiety. Diabetes. Obesity. These various forms of sickness are some of the major killers worldwide. But it doesn’t have to be that way. I submit the idea that humanity is stronger than any sickness. And if we can conquer sickness, that opens up a whole world of possibilities, including living longer.

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What Is Happiness About? The Elusive Search for Something Real

Does anyone remember the Peanuts book “Happiness Is a Warm Puppy” by Charles M. Schulz? It contains a series of “Happiness is …” statements accompanied by Charles M. Schulz’s illustrations. Here are some statements from the book: “Happiness is an umbrella and a new raincoat.” “Happiness is a pile of leaves.” “Happiness is sleeping in

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Why These Types of Freedom Are Unhealthy… and What You Can Do About It

Isn’t freedom a good thing? How could freedom possibly be unhealthy? Isn’t freedom something that we need more of, not less? I will address each of those questions. I’m here to challenge thoughts that have held us back, including me. Certain types of freedom are unhealthy. I’ll explain why that is and what you can

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What I Learned From When I Was In Over My Head and Bouncing Off the Bottom

Dear Friend, Have you ever been in a situation where you were forced to get clear and take immediate action? Yes, and probably more than you realize, too. You likely don’t give yourself the credit that you deserve. You’ve been backed into a corner before. You could have given up, but you didn’t. Giving up

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The Genius Equation: You’re Closer Than You Thought to Revealing the Genius That You Are

This post contains affiliate link(s). An affiliate link means I may earn advertising or referral fees if you purchase through my link. Regarding this topic, I thought of the statement used in Scotiabank’s marketing. “You’re richer than you think.” The concept is quite similar to the Genius Equation, too. You’re closer than you thought to

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How to Find Your Inner Strength – and Why That Matters

This post contains affiliate link(s). An affiliate link means I may earn advertising or referral fees if you purchase through my link. Depression. Obesity. Laziness. Premature death. Besides being global epidemics, what do all these things and others have in common? They are symptoms of a problem facing all of humanity. It’s something I see

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