If you have a problem…
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If you have a problem…

As a highly sensitive person, I get overwhelmed when I encounter a problem/problems. This poem by Bruce B. Wilmer puts problem solving in its proper perspective.

If you have a problem
That bothers you inside
And time does little to assure you
That it will subside,

Then draw upon your inner strength
And formulate a plan;
And every time you think you can’t,
Remember that you can. (more…)

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Food for thought by Carolyn Wong Chin
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Food for thought by Carolyn Wong Chin

For all my friends, whether close or casual, I write this because everyone will go through some hard times at some point. Life isn’t easy. Below are some things to think about. Did you know that the people who are the strongest are usually the most sensitive?

Did you know that the people who exhibit the most kindness are the first to get mistreated? Did you know that the ones who take care of others all the time are usually the ones who need it the most? (more…)

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Do you do the best with what you have?
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Do you do the best with what you have?

Do you do the best with what you have? I read an interesting article by Stephen Pelletier, who was an executive vice president and CEO of Prudential Insurance. He recalled his experience attending the 2014 USA Games of the Special Olympics in New Jersey.

Mr. Pelletier’s thoughts are as follows:

The talents that were showcased were inspirational and served as reminders that disabled people should be given an opportunity to thrive in the workplace.

My son, Tom, a participant in the Special Olympics, has received a medal in swimming. He is nearly blind and was diagnosed on the autism spectrum as an infant. Tom is also an accomplished chef and a skilled technologist who knows his way around a computer far better than his father does. (more…)

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You can overcome challenges!

You can overcome challenges! Do you ever feel that life becomes overbearing because of the many challenges that you have in your life? I would like to share with you some examples of two courageous women who are overcoming their personal challenges and how they rediscovered life. It’s very empowering to see examples of how people overcome challenges, both large and small.

Mary Elizabeth Williams, a writer, consultant, and commentator was faced with melanoma. Since her diagnosis in 2010, she has been documenting her journey in a series of articles published on Salon.com. (more…)

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