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The Wisdom of Large Wastebaskets An entrepreneur who also happened to be a writer, composer and artist, was once asked the secret to his prolific productivity. He replied with a smile, ”I always keep a really, really large wastebasket close by.” The entrepreneur had shared a profound insight. — Large wastebaskets, both literally and metaphorically, …

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What to Forget, And What Not To A group of visitors at a hill resort had gathered at its western periphery to watch the sun set. One particular visitor lingered until the last glow faded, & seemed thrilled through & through by the beauty of it all. One guest, more observant than the rest, wondered …

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We hope this finds you well and having a great week! We wanted to let you know that ‘Midweek Musings’ will be taking a 3-week break. We will be back with you again on November 17, 2021. We hope you have enjoyed these readings.  In the meantime, we wish you and your family a joyful …

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TRY AGAIN! ’Writer’s block’ is a condition in which writers experience a creative slowdown and find themselves unable to produce new work. And while writer’s block applies to writers and authors, we all know what it is like to feel blocked or ’stuck’ in other areas of life as well. Author, blogger and marketing guru, Seth Godin, has …

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THE POWER OF FORGIVENESS!  When we have been hurt and wronged, forgiveness is probably the furthest thing from our minds. To forgive someone is difficult, and sometimes well-nigh impossible, but it is the wise and psychologically smart thing to do. Anger and resentment rob you of your happiness and peace of mind, and if allowed …

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If I Could Tell You Just One Thing is a truly fascinating book! It is made up of answers to a single question that the author, Richard Reed, has asked 62 remarkable people from around the world: “Given all that you have experienced, given all that you now know and given all that you have …

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WALK A MILE IN HIS SHOES… Nathan Rutstein (1930-2006) a journalist who spent much of his life reporting on and writing about the deep, endemic problem of racism in North America and elsewhere, possibly gave the most succinct definition of prejudice, ever, when he said: ’Prejudice is an emotional commitment to ignorance.’ Implicit in that …

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SURVIVING MT. EVEREST’S ‘DEATH ZONE’… Julie Diamond, Ph.D, who has spent a lifetime studying the effects of power on people, draws a fascinating comparison between climbing Mt. Everest and achieving high rank and power. In her book, ‘Power: A User’s Guide’, she paints a dramatic word picture … “At 26,000 feet above sea level, the …

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LET IT PASS… There’s nothing some of us like more than a good argument! And while healthy disagreements are important and certainly have a way of oxygenating and revitalising the important relationships in our lives, the danger often lies in having too many arguments and always having to be right about everything! Once in a …

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