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Remembering the Fallen… Thank You!

Inspiration A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself. – Joseph Campbell The Philosopher’s Corner I have always had a natural affinity for service. I began to serve in various capacities at the age of 17 when I joined the US Navy. It was there that I …

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The Path of Success… An Inspirational Journey with Mr. Twain

Inspiration There are basically two types of people. People who accomplish things, and people who claim to have accomplished things. The first group is less crowded. Mark Twain The secret of getting ahead is getting started. Mark Twain The Philosopher’s Corner Ever want something so bad you can taste it? Every essence of your body, …

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Dr. Thomas Maples: Therapy On Demand

Imagination… To Do the Impossible

Inspiration Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible. Francis of Assisi The power of imagination makes us infinite. John Muir The Philosopher’s Corner As a young boy, I remember the day that John Lennon died. I don’t know why I remember it so vividly. I was …

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Dreaming… To Unlock Doors of Inner Potential

Inspiration Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors where there were only walls. Joseph Campbell Myths are public dreams, dreams are private myths. Joseph Campbell The Philosopher’s Corner Those who know or have worked with me in the past know that one of my go to philosophers was the 20th century Mythologist Joseph …

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Character: Through Perseverance, Success Achieved!

Inspiration Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved. Helen Keller The Philosopher’s Corner The realization of Self is not a destination, it is a journey. The term Nirvana comes to mind here. The ontology of this term …

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Believe… To Create Beauty in Life

Inspiration Believe in your infinite potential. Your only limitations are those you set upon yourself. Roy T. Bennett When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time. Maya Angelou The Philosopher’s Corner Everybody has a shadow. It’s that dark matter that exists beyond the material essence of our body. In ancient Greece, …

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Belief… The Power to Shake the World

Daily Inspiration Believe you can and you’re halfway there. Theodore Roosevelt In a gentle way, you can shake the world. Mahatma Gandhi The Philosopher’s Corner Happy Monday all. I took some time off this weekend to get some rest and to spend a lovely time with my family during my Wife’s Birthday. Happy Birthday… and …

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I Think I Can: Why Find Fault… Be Part of the Solution

Daily Inspiration Whether you think that you can, or that you can’t, you are usually right. Henry Ford Don’t find fault, find a remedy. Henry Ford The Philosopher’s Corner So much of the noise that surrounds us is blaming. Mistakes are made, and instead of owning up to them, and working in a collaborative fashion …

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Nature’s Intent… Gratitude for What Is

Inspiration We still do not know one thousandth of one percent of what nature has revealed to us. Albert Einstein When nature has work to be done, she creates a genius to do it. Ralph Waldo Emerson The Philosopher’s Corner With the fall into consciousness, it is said that humankind began to know the nature …

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Live… Laugh… Love… A Harmony of Happiness

Inspiration Where there is love there is life. Mahatma Gandhi Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony. Mahatma Gandhi The Philosopher’s Corner The most elusive of emotion that I see enter my room as an analytical psychotherapist is the emotion of happiness. We all seek to …

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Doubt: A Pain Too Lonely to Know Its Intent is Love

Inspiration Doubt is a pain too lonely to know that faith is his twin brother. Khalil Gibran Our intention creates our reality. Wayne Dyer The Philosopher’s Corner Define your reality with intent. To doubt it, is to lose faith in your capacity to live life to its full extent. Khalil Gibran and Dr. Wayne Dyer …

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Forgiveness: A Fragrant Blossom that Ignites the Soul

Inspiration Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it. Mark Twain Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul. Henry Ward Beecher. The Philosopher’s Corner Happy Good Friday everyone. I am not here to preach, but to offer philosophical and psychological insight into the nature of …

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