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When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.
Alexander Graham Bell


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TEDxConcordiaUPortland2012 - Cheryl Strayed

TEDxConcordiaUPortland2012 – Cheryl Strayed (Photo credit: TEDxConcordiaUPortland Planning Team)

Fear to a great extent, is born of a story we tell ourselves, and so I chose to tell myself a different story from the one women are told.

Cheryl Strayed

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Grace Hightower De Niro, wife of Robert, or Bobby as some may say, stopped by (Katie Couric’s talk show) to talk about her marriage – and how she met the award-winning actor.

“What is your secret to a happy, long lasting marriage?” Katie asked.

“I would say a lot of give and take, standing your ground, because then you keep the respect you started out with,” Grace said.

The pair have been together for 21 years…..

From “Katie”

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Nobel Peace Prize Nominee Thich Nhat Hanh

Nobel Peace Prize Nominee Thich Nhat Hanh (Photo credit: Geoff Livingston)

Every morning, when we wake up, we have 24 brand new hours to live. What a precious gift!

Thich Nhat Hanh

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Perhaps the noblest private act is the unheralded effort to … open our hearts once they’ve closed, to open our souls once they’ve shied away.

— Mark Nepo

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Austin as a member of the President's Council ...

Austin as a member of the President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

There are so many things in life we can’t control, but here’s something you can: your attitude. Make it positive.

Denise Austin, Fitness Expert

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Eleanor Roosevelt

Eleanor Roosevelt (Photo credit: Boston Public Library)

We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we stop to really look fear in the face…we must do that which we think we cannot.

Eleanor Roosevelt

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