“Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm.”- Abraham Lincoln. In the ever present stay calm and carry on posters they forget two words, and on. Therefore, they should read  Stay calm and carry on and on and on! Why? Because we are  creatures of great resolve when we’re …

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“I am not afraid of storms for I am learning how to sail my ship.” -Louisa May Alcott. The Jersey Shore is a testament to resilience, community, and triumph. It is a place that was nearly destroyed and its residents run off after Hurricane Sandy in 2012. Yet  today it  still  stands  strong and as …

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  “Who are we but the stories we tell ourselves, about ourselves, and believe?” ― Scott Turow, Ordinary Heroes. Stories of triumph, stories of success, and stories of dreams coming true. These are the kinds of tales that keep us alive and keep us going. For me, these stories were a life boat in the …

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The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.”- Marcel Proust. Memories can be a blessing  or a curse to us, or sometimes  even a torment.We all have memories of better times in the  past than our current  circumstances, that  can serve as cruel reminders. However, what if …

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  “If you don’t have wings, create them.” ― Bangambiki Habyarimana, The Great Pearl of Wisdom. Today, a new  record was quietly accomplished  in a corner of the globe rarely heard of. Three once unrelated strangers gathered in friendship, and one  amazing  personal journey was thrusted ever forward to the “finish line.”   While the …

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  “You realize that our mistrust of the future makes it hard to give up the past.” ― Chuck Palahniuk. We’ve got to look forward and keep moving, not  delving  into the past.  This is especially hard if you  have fears about what the future holds.  As a  stroke survivor I found that  even my …

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“I have found adventure in flying, in world travel, in business, and even close at hand… Adventure is a state of mind – and spirit.”- Jacqueline Cochran We all want control and have visions  of what our future will hold. However, usually  while we’re making plans life  just happens. In these “derailments,” we find things …

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  “With faith, discipline and selfless devotion to duty, there is nothing worthwhile that you cannot achieve.” -Muhammad Ali Jinnah Each generation wants to think they’re better  than the last. It’s  at the point when you start seriously noticing the differences between your generation and subsequent  ones  that  it makes you feel old. Well, my …

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“You can’t get rid of fear, it’s like  Mother Nature.You can’t beat it or outrun it, but you can get through it, and find out what you’re made of.”  – the good dinosaur(Pixar) Whether your influence is of the dark or of the light, both really matter. Because like  in bumper cars, sometimes life hits …

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  “Reputation is what men and women think of us; character is what God and angels know of us.” -Thomas Paine. I came into his  Emergency Department unresponsive on  a gurney. This man had never seen me before and  We had never spoken. Yet, even  so He took it upon  himself, bound and determined to …

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