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by Eric Alan

November 11, 2012

Exactly twenty years ago, I headed to the hospital to have surgery for cancer at the age of thirty-three. It was the first step in a vital battle to keep life from escaping me at a time when it was barely beginning. As a measure of determination and insistence upon survival, I stopped on the way to the cancer ward to buy a new pair of hiking boots. I might not be able to use them for awhile, and if I lost the fight I’d… READ MORE

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by Lynette Sheppard

November 04, 2012

Recently there have been a rash of articles about FOMO - Fear of Missing Out. Apparently this phenomenon is epidemic since our uber connectivity through social media. We monitor our friends’ activity and fear that we are missing out when we aren’t doing, seeing, living the same cool experiences they are posting. Our business and personal life does not measure up to what we see online and we feel anxious, stressed, and… READ MORE

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by Lauri Gwilt

October 21, 2012

“If you do it right, you’ll love where you are.”

“Sometimes it may seem dark, but the absence of the light is a necessary part.”

These words, which are actually lyrics from a song, have been playing over and over in my head for weeks, and I love what I’m learning from these messages.

For the last nine years I have escaped routine and responsibility, along with eight of my women friends, for a weekend… READ MORE

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