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Ezine 531 | 24 March 2017

Today peace of mind is harder to acquire and maintain than ever before in history. Multiple distractions engage our attention minute by minute and it is nearly impossible to turn off the media that works to capture our attention. No matter where you turn it seems that the question "Have you heard . . . ?" is on everyone's lips. The newest segment of news, the newest gossip, the newest recipe, the newest product, it doesn't matter -- all compete for our attention. Information overload is a true cause of stress and can lead to disease and worse. Dr. Hill proposes establishing a routine for creating peace of mind in order to create the calm that can lead to increased creativity. When a person spirals out of control the only way to achieve peace of mind is to return to the unchanging center that is the hub of each of us - our spiritual self.

March 25th, 2017|Ezine|

Ezine 530 | 17 March 2017

I would like to introduce you to Don Green, the Executive Director for the Napoleon Hill Foundation. You probably already know him, but just in case you don't I will give you a little background. Don and I have worked together for the past 17 years in all things regarding Napoleon Hill, and I have come to know a great deal about him. For example, he once carved his wife's name - Phyl (short for Phyllis) on a silver dollar and still has it as a keepsake. Who could give that up? Worth far beyond its face value in precious memories. Also, as I do, Don loves animals and has raised a bear, a monkey, and even some snakes (he can keep the snakes!) but I always wanted a pet monkey and bears seem so worthy of friendship because everyone can relate to Smokey the Bear!

March 17th, 2017|Ezine|

Ezine 529 | 10 March 2017

Letter writing is a lost art. It has gone the way of slow Sunday dinners, dressing "up" for special occasions, and leisurely walks taken with no agenda. High teas have been overtaken by fast food courts, snail mail letters by rapid fire texts, slow cooked meals by pre-packaged food ready in an instant, and personal conversational time by media overload. The rapid pace of today's lifestyle is not an improvement, because many significant things fall by the wayside. Well thought out "gifts" become user friendly gift cards, a thank you note becomes a smiley face, keepsake items are deemed too much clutter and thrown out, and things that take up space are quickly discarded without consideration of the aura or "jing" that lingers on each piece. Too much of a good thing can and does become overwhelming, but the answer is not to rid yourself of your heritage, memories, ancestry, and life's history without consideration of if, how, or even whether or not it can be replaced.

March 10th, 2017|Ezine|

Ezine 528 | 3 March 2017

Not so very long ago in nearby lands not so very far away lived three gentlemen who were soon to become brothers not by birth, but by heart. One extraordinary man traveled from Cambodia's Killing Fields to find his new home in New York, another equally extraordinary man lived his youth and adult life in Canada, and our beyond extraordinary man hails from the southern United States. And, once, not so very long ago, these three Knights Errant, soon to be dubbed Brothers of the Soul, set out independently to make the world a better place. During travels in search of life's meaning and the mystical keys to success, they journeyed to the magical Land of the Emerald Isle with the Napoleon Hill World Learning Center. Here they heard about and became acquainted with each other. Taylor and Tom were the first seekers who traveled in search of a success philosophy that would enrich their lives and the lives of others. Tim joined up on a later trip.

March 7th, 2017|Ezine|

Ezine 527 | 24 February 2017

The Blueprint to Success Through A Positive Mental Attitude and Lessons of the Labyrinth are two examples of individual authors Going the Extra Mile. Both Robert Newell and Uriel "Chino" Martinez took it upon themselves to continue the exploration of topics that interested them from ideas shared in classroom discussion. The subjects of their books caught and retained their interest as their learned about these specialized areas through the study of Napoleon Hill. It has been said that one thing leads to another, and that statement is true with both of these books.

February 24th, 2017|Ezine|

Ezine 526 | 17 February 2017

When I recommend outside reading for followers of Napoleon Hill to consider, I am selecting books from my personal library that I have read, enjoyed, and learned a great deal from reading. To me, it's like having a personal visit with the author. Sometimes people recommend authors to me, but most often I select my reading material myself based on the recommendations of the authors that I have read. Often at the end of each book, there might be included a bibliography for further reading in the same area of interest. I review these and make a mental note to expand my reading horizons by selecting one or two of the books for my future reading. I read just about anything if it interests me. Self-help books, cook books, novels, biographies, children's books, whatever strikes my fancy. But, the books that I return to again and again are those that through reading have caught my attention or changed my worldview.

February 17th, 2017|Ezine|

Ezine 525 | 10 February 2017

Children have little trouble creating and maintaining enthusiasm in their lives. Everything can be a valid excuse for jumping for joy! Field trips, birthdays, school closures, bedtime stories, and favorite foods are reasons for unbridled excitement. In adult lives enthusiasm, joy, and play are not as common and seem to be available only at a high premium. With age comes restrictions, and generally it is considered to be in poor form if we exhibit too much joy, play, or excitement. W. Clement's mantra "I feel healthy, I feel happy, I feel terrific" needs to be said many times over in order to summon the spirits of these states of being in our adult world. When the emotion is sucked out of life and only the shell remains, people tire easily, lack creativity, and overlook the joy that life has to offer. By being enthusiastic, or even faking enthusiasm, our demeanor and well being begin to take on a new life. Enthusiasm is truly a powerful elixir and positive potion for getting the joy in living back in the daily grind.

February 10th, 2017|Ezine|

Ezine 524 | 3 February 2017

Every one of us can be positively motivated by reading good material. Whenever we might feel overwhelmed or burdened beyond belief, it is a good practice to read something that can make us feel the very opposite -- blessed beyond belief. In other words, even though we may feel that our lot in life is unfair or presenting excessive challenges, reading someone else's incredibly challenging life experiences may redirect us to reflect on the true extent of our personal worries and setbacks. Two books that I recommend for helping a person put life into a more balanced perspective are The Diving Bell and the Butterfly by Jean-Dominique Bauby and Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl.

February 3rd, 2017|Ezine|

Ezine 523 | 27 January 2017

I always enjoy reading a variety of books, but I especially enjoy reading books of inspiration that inspire me to take heart and move forward by doing something new each day. Books that speak of a person's desire to better themselves and to trust Universal Law that is often, perhaps by design, beyond our total comprehension. Yet, by believing in something that is Divine and has our best interests, we can then move more easily to put our best foot forward and feel secure in our decision to move in a certain direction.

January 27th, 2017|Ezine|