Tag Archives: inspiration

How little things really change – just ask Socrates

Fairly recently I started following an interesting blog that provides quotes from famous or quasi-famous people nearly every day.  Extensive collections of quotes. Wow, there are so many observations and admonitions that have been made over the years by so … Continue reading

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Here’s a bucket list item for you!

Admiration, astonishment, envy, or just utter disbelief.  The quest just begun by Italian hiker and grandmother Vienna Cammarota might inspire any or all of these feelings. As reported in several news sources this week, Vienna Cammarota left Venice on Tuesday … Continue reading

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Thoughtful Thursday: on being who you really want to be

Lots of words of wisdom find their way on various social media feeds.  Some of the words of wisdom are pearls and others not so much so.  Sometimes the wisdom comes in the form of humour.  Like this gem, which … Continue reading

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Finding leadership in the midst of a troubled world

If ever we needed to believe that our leaders have our backs, it is now.  The past few years have been unsettling for most of the world, for many, many reasons over which we have no control.  If your blood … Continue reading

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Thoughtful Thursday: Do it anyway!

I love the many positive quotes that regularly come my way on Facebook, for which I am always grateful.  One that appeared in my newsfeed last week (thanks, Randy) caught my attention sufficiently for me to google for further background.  … Continue reading

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Everything happens for a reason, or so they say

This quote by inspirational-advice author Harvey Mackay appeared in one of my social media feeds recently, and at the time I didn’t pay much attention except to think that it was pretty much platitudes, but platitudes that I agreed with. … Continue reading

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Setting goals to inspire you … or scare you!

Recently I came across a blog post that presents a checklist of some pretty darn thought-provoking tips about setting goals that will really inspire you.  It so happens that the focus of this blog, Mark B’s Big Adventures on Average … Continue reading

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How we choose to spend our time …

Penticton, BC blogger David Folstad’s recent blog post, Daily Choices and Math, got me thinking not only about what’s really important in life, but also how we might measure our success at living our personal values in that regard.  It’s … Continue reading

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