What’s more important: the journey or the destination?

Let your joy be in your journey – not in some distant goal. Tim Cook 1960 – Recently, I found myself thinking about a time some fifty years ago, when the interstate highway system that crisscrosses our country was mostly in the planning stage. When you traveled back then, you had to pass through all the small towns with their unique personalities. There were lower speed limits and plenty of red lights that slowed you down enough to glimpse the individual flavor of the towns. Contrast that with the way we experience travel today. We bypass most small towns. Even …
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The six step pause

In the long run, we shape our lives, and we shape ourselves. The process never ends until we die. And the choices we make are ultimately our own responsibility. Eleanor Roosevelt 1884 – 1962 Most of our days — and therefore most of our lives — are filled with routine, mundane events. But many days we encounter pivotal moments, also known as key moments, as well. These are moments fraught with emotional stress: disagreements with a co-worker or a loved one; being criticized by your boss, spouse or close friend; discovering your work or home routine will be significantly changed. …
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Oxygen masks

The greatest of follies is to sacrifice health for any other kind of happiness. Arthur Schopenhauer 1788 – 1860 I’m sure most of us have been on a plane and heard the pre-flight warning about oxygen masks–you know, the one where they tell you to put your own mask on before assisting others. And we all understand the reasoning behind the instruction: you need to ensure your own health and safety first, because if you pass out from lack of oxygen, you won’t be in any condition to help others. And depending on the specific circumstances, you may not have much …
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