"Positive Outlook" (Excerpted from GOING GREEN WITH YOUR SELF-ESTEEM by Melissa Wittenborn)

By Melissa Wittenborn

The landscape belongs to the person who looks at it. Ralph Waldo EmersonHave you ever heard the expressions, "the glass is half empty"? Or is it, "the glass is half full"? It actually depends on who you have the conversation with. Some people are always looking at their lives as "half empty", yet others, no matter what the course, look

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Before You Sign On the Dotted Line

By Bobby Sneed

Don't break your promise to the wife you married when you were young. I hate divorce,' says the Lord God of Israel. Malachi 2:15(NIRV) There is a difference between a great marriage and a working marriage arrangement. A great spouse that is dependable, loyal, has ability, has a positive mental attitude, is willing to go the extra mile and applies faith is a virtuous person.

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A Heart That Beats For Love

By Bobby Sneed

The heart muscle is responsible for supplying blood to vital organs. Blood is fluid, consisting of plasma, blood cells, and platelets that are circulated by the heart through the vertebrate vascular system, carrying oxygen and nutrients to, and waste materials away, from all body tissues. The heart is an involuntary muscle. This means it beats independent of our will, not by our own choice. As we

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What is a Husband?

By Bobby Sneed

The definition of a husband is "a married man in relation to how he treats and responds to his wife." The English word "husband," even though it is a basic kinship term, is not a native English word. It comes ultimately from the Old Norse word hsbndi, meaning "master of a house." The prefix "hus" refers to "house." Band means to put on or around something to decorate or identify it or to h

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A More Detailed Biography of Tom Hofbauer

By Tom Hofbauer

He's a modern day Renaissance man. He's been a medical photographer, a legal secretary, a teacher and a business owner. He's been an employee, a boss, fired and unemployed. He hasalso been an actor and a stand-up comedian.In addition to his own work, he worked as a location producer and cinematographer on an Oscar-nominated film (Twist of Faith). He's an author, a writer, producer, director an

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Don't Look Back

By Pam Weatherford

"Don't look back a new day is breakin'It's been too long since I've felt this way.I don't mind where I get takenThe road is calling today is the day."Remember that great song by Boston? Boy, that brings back a lot of memories! Can you guess what year that album came out? It was 1978. It's hard to believe it's been 33 years! What were you doing in 1978? I was 12, which me

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Are You Speaking My Language?

By Pam Weatherford

A friend of ours recently suggested a book to Bryan and me. It's called "The 5 Love Languages" by Dr. Gary Chapman. The book is so powerful that I had to devote a newsletter to it. After working with couples for 30 years, Dr. Chapman discovered that there are five languages that we all use to express love: Words of Affirmation Quality Time Physical Touch Gifts Ac

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I'm Sorry, What Was Your Name Again?

By Pam Weatherford

A couple of weeks ago, a guy called me from a nearby bank. I have a couple of accounts there, and he asked me if I could stop in for just a few minutes so he could see if there were any other services they could offer me. Although I have a couple of account there, I really dont have a relationship with this bank. I do most of my banking with Bank of America because I was a Vice Presiden

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Reflections on Joplin

By Pam Weatherford

The family reunion had been planned for a year and a half. At my mom's funeral in December of 2009 in Miami, Oklahoma, my Aunt Patty suggested that we all get together during Memorial Day weekend of 2011 to celebrate our family. We agreed, and plans were underway.Little did we know that, 5 days before we were to arrive in Miami, the nearby city of Joplin, Missouri would be desecrated by an E

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7 Steps to Make leadership Simple

By Chris Ruisi

7 Steps to Make Leadership SimpleOver the course of my corporate career, as well as my career as a leadership keynote speaker, I have had the opportunity to observe, work for and learn from some great business leaders. From my experiences with the best leaders I have known, I have compiled what I believe is a list of some of the most important leadership characteristics that ma

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