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Friends Enrich Our Lives

Someone once asked a great philosopher what he would rather have – a gift of money or a gift of friendship. “Friendship,” replied the philosopher, “because money is spent but friendship can

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Abraham Lincoln’s Lessons

Even though President Abraham Lincoln was in office during one of the most turbulent times in American history, he became famous for his ability to use humorous stories and anecdotes to make a point. 

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How Larry King Changed My Life

I wouldn’t be where I am today without Larry King.  I’ll never forget the first time I met Larry.  I was in New York to tape a television commercial for my first book, “Swim With the Sharks

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Time Never Stands Still

“How do you explain the relativity of time?” the professor was asked. “Well,” she replied, “if I am rushing to catch a plane, and the check-in clerk is so slow that I miss my flight, the

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Don’t Be A Character — Have It!

What gift can we all possess that costs nothing but is worth everything?  That we can demonstrate daily, but lose in seconds if we don’t guard it carefully? That determines the quality of our relationships

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In Praise of Healthcare Pros

Seems like every conversation these days begins with “How are you doing?” or “Are you managing to keep busy during lockdown?”  And ends with “Stay safe!” Those questions have taken

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Mentors Give, Receive

We never stop needing role models.  That notion has been around since forever, and it’s just as true today as it was in ancient Greece.  In mythology, Mentor was a friend of the Greek king

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Getting A Job Is A Job

A recruiter asked a job candidate, “Why did you leave your last job?” The job applicant replied, “It was something my boss said.” “What did he say?” “You’re fired.” This

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The Power Of Joy

During the holidays we are surrounded with messages about the power of joy.  But why is joy looked at as only a seasonal thing?  I think it should be lived year-round, and not just outside your

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You Are A Gift To Others

There is an old Chinese story about a woman who lost her only son and went to the holy man in her village and asked, “What mystic powers do you have that will lift the pain from my heart?” “There

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