The ABC's of Long Term Care

By Laurel Stauffer-Daly

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Which Restaurant Would You Choose?

By Mason Harris

This is a simple test. I’d like to say that there is no “right” or “wrong” answer, but if you are a restaurateur, you know better. The right answer makes a difference to your success. The wrong answer doesn’t make your food bad or your service providers indifferent. In fact, as you’ll see from my experience, your food and service can be very good — but you lose

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2012~The Best Year Ever!

By Diane Ingram

Even though life seems to always be full of uncertainty, we are called to keep putting one foot in front of the other and to get more and more creative in designing the days we want to be living. Fear and uncertainty arise at such times, pushing us to the edge of our comfort zone. When we face the fear and move through it, we strengthen our courage muscle and are carried in

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What Gift Would You Like Under Your Tree?

By Diane Ingram

Do you remember what if felt like when you were young, anticipating the holiday season? For me, it was excitement, hope, surprise and an extra helping of family tenderness. It was sitting down with all the cookie recipes and picking out the ones that we wanted to taste that year. It was my Dad risking the climb onto the roof to mount Santa and his reindeer. It was a time o

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Waking Up to Our Purpose

By Diane Ingram

Ten years ago this month, a great tragedy occurred in this country. We were all shocked and horrified by the loss of life and by our loss of innocence. For many of us, it was a wake-up call. Facing an unknowable future, we chose to start living the life we wanted to be living now; to no longer put on hold things the things that were important to us and gave life meaning.

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It's Never Too Early, or Too Late to Plan Your Life

By Diane Ingram

I frequently meet people in their forties, fifties and sixties who have built their life around a career that someone else told them they would be good at–an uncle urged them to follow in his footsteps and go into law, a teacher saw talent in science and talked them into going to medical school–yet they feel they have spent their entire lives doing things that have not

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Let Your Light Shine

By Diane Ingram

Bursting colors of orange, yellow and gold surround us–what beauty and grace as the trees release their leaves and they slowly drift to the ground below. This grace and beauty is a reflection of the inherent grace and beauty that we possess. Just like the autumn clouds, we often live under a cloud of mistaken beliefs of our unworthiness, shortcomings and limitations; b

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Mid-Life Crisis or Opportunity?

By Diane Ingram

Mid-life crisis pops up in each of our lives in different ways.  For some of us it appears as restlessness at work, a feeling that we just don’t belong there anymore; our job or career doesn’t fulfill us the way it used to. For others we start to feel dissatisfied with our partners, friends, and family.  We feel they don’t see us for who we really are; i

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The 6 Secrets of Top Performers & Achievers

By Al Turrisi

Secret Number 1- IdeaTop performers have a very clear idea of what they want to accomplish or achieve. It is not what someone has told them to do and they are following the directive. Instead it is from the very core of their being. They have conceived an idea. They have given birth to a concept.Throughout history greatness has emerged as the result of an idea. Christopher Columbus had an idea tha

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The Universal Power of Gratitude

By Brian Maxwell

In the USA we celebrate Thanksgiving on the fourth Thursday in November every year. However, I've come to understand that there is great, POSITIVE power in having an "attitude of gratitude" all year long, that can create measurable differences in your life. No matter where in the world you call home, and whether you traditionally take a day to celebrate the idea of giving thanks, or not -- let th

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