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Enrich Your Own Life - Part 4 (Finale)

Posted by stonearttraders on February 7, 2010 at 12:12 AM Comments comments (0)

You made it back for the finale!  The suspense has been building as we were making our tortuous way through the necessary steps of discovery.  Life is like that though isn't it?  However long and hard we toil, we never really make it to the end do we?  No matter how long we live, or how much we learn, there is always more to know and to do.  Just remember at the heights of your frustration, how boring life would be if we already knew it all!

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Chapstick

Posted by stonearttraders on October 1, 2009 at 9:01 PM Comments comments (0)

 

We had this great 10-year-old cat named Jack who just recently died.  Jack was a great cat, and the kids would carry him around and sit on him and nothing ever bothered him. He used to hang out and nap all day long on the mat in our bathroom.


We have three kids, and at the time of this story, they were 4 years old, 3 years old, and 1 year old. The middle one is Eli. Eli really loved Chapstick. LOVED...

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Accelerated Degree with Lowest Cost

Posted by stonearttraders on September 30, 2009 at 6:40 PM Comments comments (14)



Are you in the market for a degree, and have more time than money?  Would you like to know a very well kept secret that could be THE difference between getting your degree and just wishing you could?  Then here it is: Western Governor's University, aka: WGU.  And no, I don't work for them, nor am I being paid anything to recommend them.  I am a...

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eGreetings from Hallmark

Posted by stonearttraders on September 30, 2009 at 6:17 PM Comments comments (2)

A good belly laugh clears out the lungs and recharges the grey matter... so what are you waiting for?!!!

  • The letters T and G are very close to each other on a keyboard. This recently became all too apparent to me and consequently I will never be ending a work email with the phrase "Regards" again.
  • More often than not, when someone is telling me a story all I can think about is that I can't ...
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Enrich Your Own Life - Part 3

Posted by stonearttraders on September 27, 2009 at 9:28 PM Comments comments (4)

Good to see you again!  We're picking up where we left off last time where we asked you to identify the sources of your current values, ethics and morals.  That exercise was designed to help you identify the influences that affect the way you view the world, others, and yourself.  There are very specific ways we allow influence in our lives. And the point is that not all of the influences that seem positive or harmless are what they seem. 

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Enrich Your Own Life - Part 2

Posted by stonearttraders on August 21, 2009 at 12:26 AM Comments comments (0)

We left off last time with a promise of some direction on how to take control of the influences you allow to affect your life.  It makes sense to start with a basic listing of the main ways we are influenced today.


Relational/Social

Family

Friends

Coworkers

Community

Society

Media

Television/cable

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Eureka! Affordable, Accredited, Online Education!

Posted by stonearttraders on August 6, 2009 at 12:20 PM Comments comments (1)

I found it!  After months of searching online, filling out applications, talking to recruiters, following up on accreditations, checking references, course work, and outlines, I finally found a fully online, accelerated, accredited university that costs about the same or less than a local state university!  It is truly the best kept secret from degree seekers looking for an online, accelerated program, fully accredited as d...

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OpenCourseWare: College education, without the student loans

Posted by stonearttraders on August 6, 2009 at 12:03 PM Comments comments (1)

Did you know that you could get access to actual courses from MIT and Brigham Young University online for free?  You don't get college credit, not even certification, for now anyway.  But, it's a good start I say; not where we need to be by a long shot, but at least a s...

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Enrich Your Own Life - Part One

Posted by stonearttraders on August 1, 2009 at 11:41 PM Comments comments (0)

Living a life of gratitude is only possible if you believe you have something for which to be thankful.  My mother always told me that no matter how good or bad you think your life is, you can always look up and find someone better off and look down and find someone worse off than yourself.  In the end, it's your own perspective and perception that determines your place in your world.  Your world will be as big or as small as you wish it to be.  It wi...

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Not So Famous Funny Sayings

Posted by stonearttraders on July 23, 2009 at 11:14 PM Comments comments (0)

When I die, I want to die like my grandfather--who died peacefully in his sleep. Not screaming like all the passengers in his car." --Author Unknown


Advice for the day: If you have a lot of tension and you get a headache, do what it says on the aspirin bottle: "Take two aspirin" and "Keep away from children." --Author Unknown


"Oh, you hate your j...

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