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Winston Churchill and Depression

Winston Churchill and Depression

One of my heroes has always been Sir Winston Churchill (1874–1965), the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom during World War II. His active and steadfast resistance to Adolf Hitler, along with his vehement refusal to even consider defeat, helped inspire his nation to victory against Nazi Germany. His strength of character and his determination to never give up—even in the most dire circumstances—has made him one of the greatest leaders the world has ever known. Aside from all of that,…

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What Is Depression?

What Is Depression?

“I’ve learned that people handle [depression] better if they understand it better. It’s kind of like women going through pregnancy. If they know why their body is doing what it’s doing, if they know where the pain is coming from, why it’s there, it’s more tolerable.” In this video, Maurice W. Harker, CMHC (Certified Mental Health Counselor), gives some excellent insight into understanding and overcoming the cycle of depression and grief.  

Who REALLY Defeated Hitler?

Who REALLY Defeated Hitler?

Who REALLY defeated Hitler?   Was it the Allies or the American reinforcements? Well, ask any Russian and you will hear them proudly say, “The Soviet Union.” And they aren’t that far off… As a result of World War II, over 23.4 million Soviet citizens died—roughly 13% of their entire population. Put another way, for every American soldier that was killed in the war nearly 56 Soviets—civilian and military—were killed. But their victory is more than just the number of their dead—it’s…

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Feast or Famine?

Feast or Famine?

Do you think of your life as a feast or famine? A story is told about a horde of locusts that devastated certain parts of South Africa. The landowners did everything they could to prevent the locusts from eating their crops, but all of their efforts were useless. The feasting of the locusts had completely devastated the land. Shortly afterwards, something amazing happened. The horde of locusts died, and their bodies were plowed into the land. In a twist of…

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Grateful to Be Paralyzed?

Grateful to Be Paralyzed?

In 2004, Meg Johnson fell off a cliff and broke her neck. Paralyzed and in a wheelchair, Meg is now a motivational speaker, inspiring audiences around the world with her personal motto, which she says is applicable for people of all abilities: When life gets too hard to stand, just keep on rollin’. In an interview sponsored by ForwardWalking.com, Meg explained a few things she does to help her keep on rollin’ forward. Her opening statement will give you chills… My favorite quote from our…

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Spring Cleaning

Spring Cleaning

My wife and I are currently packing up our house getting ready to move. It is amazing how many things have accumulated in the closets and drawers of our lives. Every drawer we open and closet we clean out leads us say, “Where did that come from,” “I forgot we had this,” or, “I’ve been looking for that!” The clutter in our homes will grow to fill the space available.  It is the same in our lives.  If we don’t…

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Best Day of My Life

Best Day of My Life

Remember when the best days of your life were filled with simple things–when things like catching a butterfly, chasing a lightning bug, being hugged or tickled by someone you loved, reading a good book, running through the sprinklers, or having a water gun fight were the center of your universe? Whatever your childhood looked like, what were the little things that could make your day? Was it a smile, a hug, or a moment of fun? Or was it something else altogether?…

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Why You Should Say NO To Your Children

Why You Should Say NO To Your Children

A recent letter to Washington Post advice columnist Carolyn Hax shares a couple’s concern about their daughter, who they describe as a “mean girl.”  The couple claim that they have done everything to help and encourage their daughter, and have made her the “absolute highest priority” in their lives. In response, Hax gives this piece of advice that I would like to elaborate on: “Don’t let her keep thinking that you, her friends, and her world are there for her.” But, why does a…

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She's Grateful to Be Paralyzed

She's Grateful to Be Paralyzed

In 2004, Meg Johnson fell off a cliff and broke her neck. Paralyzed and in a wheelchair, Meg is now a motivational speaker, inspiring audiences around the world with her personal motto, which she says is applicable for people of all abilities: When life gets too hard to stand, just keep on rollin’. In an interview sponsored by ForwardWalking.com, Meg explained a few things she does to help her keep on rollin’ forward. Her opening statement will give you chills… My favorite quote from our…

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