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Twenty Dollar Bill

A well known speaker started off his seminar by holding up a $20 bill. In the room of 200, he asked, “Who would like this $20 bill?” Hands started going up. He said, “I am going to give this $20 to one of you but first, let me do this.” He proceeded to crumple the […]

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How life is like baking a cake

A little boy is telling his Grandma how everything is going wrong — school, family problems, severe health problems, etc. Meanwhile, Grandma is baking a cake. She asks the child if he would like a snack, which of course he does. “Here. Have some cooking oil.” “Yuck,” says the boy. “How about a couple of […]

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What My Dog Taught Me

by R. Scott Sullender About a year ago this summer, our family moved to Marin. We brought our beloved yellow Labrador, Monte, with us. Since then, he has passed on, which leads me to reflect on this journey we call life and on the beings that share our journey with us. What did I learn […]

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Living A Stress-Free Life

Imagine life as a glass of water A lecturer when explaining stress management to an audience, raised a glass of water and asked “How heavy is this glass of water?” Answers called out ranged from 20g to 500g. The lecturer replied, “The absolute weight doesn’t matter. It depends on how long you try to hold […]