letting go When It’s Time to Build Something New

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Some of us think holding on makes us strong; but sometimes it is letting go. – Hermann Hesse
It’s time to let go and see what’s next for me.
This is my last post on The BridgeMaker. After writing more than 700 posts for the past seven years, something is nudging me to move on and build something new.…

why people succeed Effortless Talent and Why People Succeed

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Winning takes talent, to repeat takes character. – John Wooden
Remember the kid in school who did everything at the last minute but still excelled? The one who only half-studied, winged it and triumphed?
Seeing a person effortlessly (even begrudgingly) perform at a high level can be frustrating.…

relationship advice 8 Relationship Must-Haves

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Remember, we all stumble, every one of us. That’s why it’s a comfort to go hand in hand. – Emily Kimbrough
I’m grateful for second chances.
More than 10 years ago it looked like my life with Mary Beth was going to end up on the wrong side of the half-of-all-marriages statistic.…

finding peace Perfect Peace

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You’ll never find peace of mind until you listen to your heart. – George Michael
When the world begins moving too fast, where do you find perfect peace?
Do you find it under the elm’s graceful branch
or in the taste of the sea salt on your lips?…

Kindness Everyday Inspiration Digest #3

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Here are are this week’s posts and popular photo gallery features on my blog, Everyday Inspiration. Together, we can inspire each other to never give up; to never turn away from our dreams and to see the beautiful, everyday gifts that are meant for you.…

benefits of walking The Benefits of Lunchtime Walking

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All truly great thoughts are conceived by walking. – Friedrich Nietzsche
After gaining a few hard-to-shed pounds last Christmas, I’ve added a lunchtime walk to my daily routine. Starting last January, I walk one mile after lunch. When the weather is lousy, I walk 10 times around the office’s perimeter, which the office manager reports is one mile.…

words of encouragement Everyday Inspiration Digest #2

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Here are are this week’s posts and popular photo gallery features on my blog, Everyday Inspiration. Together, we can inspire each other to never give up; to never turn away from our dreams and to see the beautiful, everyday gifts that are meant for you.…