Good News

We're inundated with accounts of violence, theft, and bad news. It seems that shocking events create curiosity and an appetite for more information and more details. Maybe that's why radio, TV, and news headlines announce war, crime, politics, and natural disasters. Do you ever wonder, “Is there any good news? Are there any heroic deeds with the only reward — feeling good?"  The answer is yes, but the stories are buried and not easy to find.

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Gloria

Gloria Steinem just celebrated her 84th birthday. Steve Jobs observed. "There are few people in history who have made a dent in the universe during their lifetime, and Steinem is one of them." She certainly changed the possibilities available to me and my peers as women aspiring to equal opportunity in the business world. She says, "I never guessed that embracing the right to my own identity, power, and freedom would resonate with others the way it did."

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Flower Power

Do you have a favorite flower? Yesterday the winter doldrums were getting to me. I found myself heading to my favorite flower shop to choose blooms to brighten our holiday table. As I entered, the vibrant colors and distinctive scents lifted my spirits.  I remember a theory that we favor the flower that best compliments our personality. Each species symbolizes different traits, meanings, and emotions. I’m not sure exactly who decides this, but here’s what “they” say.

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