5 Ways to Stop Fixing and Start Developing — Leadership Freak

One of my deepest disappointments with myself is judging people through the lens of my strengths. If they aren’t like me, they need to be fixed. Fixing is rejecting. Judging blocks growth. Disrespectful leaders look with contempt on talents and strengths that differ from theirs. Better by respect: I never appreciated the value of protecting gains until […]

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The Powerful Game of Thrones Finale Song Is Now Available to Stream — Newsfeed – TIME

The Game of Thrones finale had a lot of memorable moments thanks to Arya Stark, the diminutive Lyanna Mormont, Jon Snow and Sansa Stark, and Daenerys Targaryen. But the episode belonged to Cersei Lannister who anointed herself the queen she always knew she was, by making it through a literal trial by (wild) fire. When…

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Emergence/Change … I come for you!

The Why About This



 If you believe tomorrow comes

Then, this be a perfect time,

For me to open up your heart

And claim what must be mine.


But I fear I’m now not certain

I don’t know where to be,

There is too much, there is so much

And there is only me.


You are but one of many

Still l know just what to do,

My certainty it overflows

For every one of you.


If one believes in miracles

I can perform my deed,

Spread out my will and enter in

You’ll listen – you will heed.


If only you were wiser

I could do what I must dare,

The way would go more swiftly

And I would take you there.


If all the If’s were certainties

And all your dreams came true,

The rest would come so easily

To bring this time to you.

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Bible Verse

James 4:11-12 ()
11 Do not speak evil against one another, brothers. The one who speaks against a brother or judges his brother, speaks evil against the law and judges the law. But if you judge the law, you are not a doer of the law but a judge. 12 There is only one lawgiver and judge, he who is able to save and to destroy. But who are you to judge your neighbor? #Bible http://mydailybible.org/dv/esv/2014-09-11.htm

A Week of Heart Wellness

What a beautiful piece.

4 Mothers

heart We hope you had a wonderful Valentine’s Day!   With the holiday of the heart still fresh in our minds, and the not-coincidence that February is Heart Month, 4Mothers proposes to devote this week to heart wellness.

There are fewer well-known destination sites for heart health than the Heart and Stroke Foundation, and through them my niece is participating in a 4km swimathon to raise awareness and funds about keeping the heart healthy.  No doubt many similar efforts abound.

 But there are many roads to the Rome of the heart … good nutrition, exercise, staying socially connected, good old fashioned peace, and much more.  How do you nourish your heart and keep it (ie. yourself) healthy and strong?  We’ll talk about what we think about these things here this week.
We’re also pleased to welcome friend and guest blogger Amanda from Family Nature  to join our conversation, and hope you will too!

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Depressed Man Tries to Feed Himself to Tigers, Gets Rejected

What on earth will ever make a man contemplates feeding himself to these carnivals?


Entering the tiger enclosure at the Chengdu Zoo in China’s southwest Sichuan province, a man made vigorous, but unsuccessful, attempts to entice the animals to eat him, a Chinese newspaper reported on Tuesday.

“I asked them to bite me and let them eat my meat, and so I did not fight back,” 27-year old Yang Jinhai told the Chengdu Business Daily.

Yang, who according to his brother suffers from mental health issues, climbed a tree to breach the enclosure. Stunned visitors witnessed how he made “exaggerated movements” for 20 minutes to tempt the Bengal tigers, but while scratching him and dragging him by the back of his neck, the beasts refused to devour him.

Zoo keepers finally tranquilized the tigers in order to rescue Yang, who is now being treated for depression.


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Jackpot: Cleaning Crew Finds $1.9M In Gold Bars In Airplane Toilet


You never know what you’ll find in an airplane bathroom.

While most of the time a trip to plane’s toilet is an adventure in above-seat hovering that requires copious amounts of antibacterial hand wash, the next time you’re there, you may want to poke around a little bit. Last week, an aircraft cleaning crew found 280 gold bars worth more than $1 million inside the toilet of a plane.

The Middle East discount airline Flydubai plane flew from Dubai to the Bangladeshi capital of Dhaka, when the cleaning crew came onboard. After they found the treasure trove, police were called to the aircraft where they seized the 70-pound stash of gold. The Daily Mail reported that the custom officials said they knew the bars, worth an estimated  £1.17 million, or about $1.9 million,  were on board and believe the person carrying them got spooked and ditched the gold before fleeing…

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Living With a Book Addict: Moving With a Book Addict

Wonderful collections!

Reflections of a Book Addict

For those of you that don’t know, due to my recent job change Kim and I moved to North Brunswick, NJ from our apartment in Hamden, CT.  Of course, with this move came all the fun of packing our apartment.  Fortunately we had a professional moving service take care of the larger items for us.  Unsurprisingly, we all know that our most prized possessions (books) were the first things packed.

One important fact to consider about books is that they are relatively heavy for their size.  Pack a standard cardboard box full of books and it’s going to weigh a lot.  At first, moving these boxes around the apartment wasn’t too cumbersome, but after the tenth box was packed and moved, I seriously considered digitizing everything and putting it all on Kim’s Nook (just kidding, she’d never allow that).  Finally, after everything was packed and labeled, we had around 27…

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Thank You, Man on the Street

What a beautiful scenery. Just kinda love it.

4 Mothers

man-872100_640Dear Man on the Street,

Thank you for waiting patiently for me to pass by on the sidewalk, even though you had a dolly of moving boxes leaning against you.  And when I realized that’s what you were doing and picked up my pace, thank you even more for saying to me, in a non-creepy way, “Don’t rush, beautiful.”

Because I still want to be.


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