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A Lesson to Men… Self-Dependence and the Virtue of Getting Up!

The lesson taught at this point by human experience is simply this, that the man who will get up will be helped up; and the man who will not get up will be allowed to stay down. This rule may appear somewhat harsh, but in its general application and operation, it is wise, just, and …

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Fatherhood: Raising the Next Generation Part 3

Inspirational Quote My father didn’t tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it. Clarence Budington Kelland A Depth Psychology Perspective Little did I know that the symbolism present in the Myth of Daedalus would lead me to such a journey exploring fatherhood’s mythical underpinnings. I wanted to start with …

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Gratitude… The Attitude of the Season

Inspirational Quote Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough. Oprah Winfrey Happy Thanksgiving!!! Today, in America, we celebrate a day of gratitude. In reflection, we give thanks for what is, so that we may begin the task …

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Monday Morning Meditations: Love… A Family Value in Action

Monday Morning Meditation Today… I affirm to give thanks to those most important. Family is a value of Love in Action Dr. Thomas Maples Family Values and Food for Thought… Hello everyone. Hope all had a well rested and relaxing weekend. Thank you for stopping by to take part in this Monday Morning Meditation. This …

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Happy Wife, Happy Life… Happy Spouse, Happy House

Inspirational Quote Don’t be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth. Rumi A Depth Psychology Perspective How often do you look at the lives of others and yearn to have what you see? Our obsession with social media and its counterpart, traditional media sources, create mirrors by which many …

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A Seed of Hope… What will Tomorrow Bring?

Inspirational Quotes Children are the living messages we send to a time we will not see. John F. Kennedy Children are the hands by which we take hold of heaven. Henry Ward Beecher A Father’s Guide to Practical Parenting In this week’s inspiration, I turn my focus to the next generation. For it is in …

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Loving Kindness – Want to Change the World… Change Within

Inspiration Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin. ― Mother Theresa What can you do to promote world peace? Go home and love your family. ― Mother Teresa A Father’s Guide to Wisdom Today’s inspirational post is all about changing the world; our inner world. But to …

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A Faithful Intent… Love… Peace… Serenity…

Inspiration I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear. Martin Luther King, Jr. The most important thing in the world is family and love. John Wooden A Father’s Guide to Wisdom I do not often share about my spiritual life. This is because as a scientist, I am …

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Dr. Thomas Maples: Crossroads

Hope… Dream… Faith… Believe…

Inspiration We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope. Martin Luther King, Jr. Trust in dreams, for in them is hidden the gate to eternity. Khalil Gibran Faith is the strength by which a shattered world shall emerge into the light. Helen Keller A Father’s Guide to Wisdom Got Hope? Where did it …

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Inspiration: The True Mark of a Hero

Inspiration A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles. – Christopher Reeve Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage. – Lao Tzu The Philosopher’s Corner Today’s inspiration comes from Superman himself and a man that in …

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Inspiration: Gratitude and The Flame Within

Dr. Tom Gives Thanks for All Those Who Have Inspired His Year!!!

Practical Parenting: Taking Care of the Soul

Practical Parenting: The Psychology Perspective Yesterday, I treated myself to a monthly massage. After the therapeutic hour was over, my body felt light, rejuvenated, and my mind was drunk with endorphins spreading the healing effects of relaxation through my bloodstream. I am hooked. Before, I would always compartmentalizations body as being separate from mind or …

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