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Find Your Purpose, Live Longer

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Having a strong sense of purpose could add years to your life. According to a recent study published in Psychosomatic Medicine: Journal of Biobehavioral Medicine, people who felt that their lives had meaning and that they had value to others were at a lower risk for heart disease. Among the common traits of people with a strong sense of purpose are vitality, motivation and resilience. The study helps open the door to new ways to promote health and well being.

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Never Give Up

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You Never Fail If You Never Quit

I remember having to climb hundreds of steps on my hike to see the beautiful waterfalls at Silver Falls State Park in Oregon. The entire ‘Trail of Ten Falls’ loop takes you above, behind and around ten stunning waterfalls.

My legs were sore for days, but it was so worth it. That is just a small Read More

Paying It Forward With Voodoo Doughnuts

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What to do when I found myself one hour early for a meeting in the beautiful old town district of Portland.

Although there was a chill in the air, the blue sky and white puffy clouds called me to the waterfront of this beautiful city.  After a short stroll along the waters edge I leisurely walked through the city, taking in the creative window designs and the articulturical curves of the historic buildings. Read More

Ten Second Challenge

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Do you have ten seconds in your day to connect with what matters most?

As technology continues to evolve at the speed of light, we can get caught up in the need to keep up with our ever-changing fast paced world and find ourselves constantly running.  Excuses in the form of “I’m too busy” come pouring out, almost as a Read More

Heartspeak: Inspiring Through Kindness

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At home in Portland, Oregon or traveling around the world, there is an element in my life that remains constant – the demonstration of kindness – give and take.

Kindness is giving without an expectation of return.  When you give freely without expectation, it can come back to you in some very unpredictable ways. What we put into the world has a powerful influence on what we receive. Read More