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How to Create the Happiness You Deserve

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  Pursuing happiness has become a cliché not just because it's overused, but also because we misunderstand it and go about it all wrong. When the authors of the U.S. Declaration of Independence penned that Americans have the right to "the pursuit of happiness" they meant we have the right to occupy our lives with moral and spiritual activities that would lead to the well-being of humanity. Their view of happiness was not limited to accumulating material items and fulfilling personal desires. There was no right to be happy, but … [Continue reading…]

Getting to What You Were Called to Do

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Whenever we have a series of overcast and rainy days, it's easy for me to succumb to the gloom and start to feel down. I began to feel sorry for myself recently and questioned if  I was where I wanted … [Continue reading…]

Enjoy Your Climb or What’s a Journey For?

  "It makes no difference how many peaks you reach if there was no pleasure in the climb." —Oprah We've heard this expressed many ways. Some say stop and smell and roses or the best part of … [Continue reading…]

Love Shouldn’t Hurt on Valentine’s Day or Any Other Day

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For florists it's one of the biggest money-making days along with Mother's Day and the December holidays. For candy makers it means millions of dollars, even during a recession. For the wives and … [Continue reading…]

Call Her Madam, the First Self-Made American Woman Millionaire

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Madame C.J. Walker, born Sarah Breedlove in poverty-stricken Louisiana in 1867, went from picking cotton to become the first self-made American woman millionaire.  But it was not a straight … [Continue reading…]