ACTION -> INSPIRATION -> MOTIVATION

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​ "Motivation is often the result of action, not the cause of it."~author and entrepreneur James Clear "You can't wait for inspiration," my son tells me. "You have to take action first." A college senior, Elliot is home for winter break. We're in the kitchen putting groceries away, and I've just told him how unmotivated I've been since my father di...
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Tom Glaser
A pleasure, Mon. I'm glad you enjoyed it. xoxo tjg
Thursday, 17 January 2019 13:59
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Bragging over Bowel Movements

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"He's not getting out of bed?" I repeat, alarmed by the news of my father's deteriorating health. He's dying, I think, but don't say aloud. Within 12 hours I am on a plane to Detroit to say goodbye to my Dad. Dad's Parkinson's had ravaged his body for years. Multiple spinal and knee surgeries did little to reduce his severe, chronic, sciatica pain....
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Tom Glaser
Thank you, Tuesday! See you real soon.
Wednesday, 24 October 2018 19:28
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Do we make our karma? Or does karma make us?



Have your good deeds ever paid off in unexpected ways? I was fishing through my pockets for the one thing I carry when out on my morning run: my house key. Dang! No key! It could have fallen anywhere during my 45-minute loop around Cedar Lake. A pang of anxiety started working its way through my belly. There was nothing to do but jog back to the tr...
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Tom Glaser
Thanks, LMP!
Saturday, 04 August 2018 10:41
Tom Glaser
Yes, Bill, YES! That’s a great way to think of karma. Thanks for the comments!
Saturday, 04 August 2018 10:51
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​The Rock-Your-World Email

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Did you ever receive an unexpected message out of nowhere at just the right time? One that seemed to have been written just for you and that provided precisely what you needed? The email rocked my world. Lately, I've been thinking a lot about embracing ambiguity, which is the fact that two seemingly contradictory concepts can exist simultaneously a...
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Our Scars are High Art

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Instead of viewing ourselves as "damaged," how about embracing our imperfections, confident that we are better than before? Once or twice a year, my friend Jessi and I catch up over coffee or tea. Now Jessi is a powerhouse. Her youthful enthusiasm and creativity never fail to boost my sprits, and I always learn something from her. Last month's take...
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Tom Glaser
Thank YOU for your comments, Candace. Some days I feel that I must be a spiritual warrior. I'm ready for those mysteries! What in... Read More
Monday, 11 June 2018 19:19
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