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Do you know anyone interesting over 50?

Hahaha I figured the title might spark some interest. After all - we are all interesting in one way or another!

 In any case I just started a new podcast "Your Second Fifty Podcast" to complement the book "Your Second Fifty" and I'm looking for people to interview on the show. So if you know of anyone that has an interesting background and a positive outlook on life and would be willing to pass on their insight into the continued growth of our 5 dimensions (mental, emotional,…

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Added by Frank Moffatt on September 24, 2012 at 3:00pm — 3 Comments

Personal Growth – What a Gift!

Over the past year I have been fortunate enough to spend time with my two aging parents. My mother is 88 and has stage four lung cancer, my father is 85 and has had numerous bouts with cancer and heart conditions.



I won’t say it has been easy, but I will say it has been an exceptional education in teaching myself compassion, and acceptance of a deeper understanding.



The really great aspect of their relationship is their willingness to live…

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Added by Frank Moffatt on April 3, 2012 at 10:25am — No Comments

A Story About Honesty – The Magic Coins

There was once a rich and kindly old man who, reaching the end of his days, decided to leave his possessions to some honest and intelligent young man. Speaking of this decision, he told a good friend that he wanted to choose wisely. The friend advised him, “The next time you sell something, and are giving the customer their change, make sure you give them too much. The customer who returns the extra money to you, you will know that they are honest”.

The rich man…

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Added by Frank Moffatt on March 5, 2012 at 9:17pm — 1 Comment

Thank God For Progress!!!

The Stranger



A few years after I was born, my Dad met a stranger who was new to our small town.



From the beginning, Dad was fascinated with this enchanting newcomer and soon invited him to live with our family. The stranger was quickly accepted and was around from then on.



As I grew up, I never questioned his place in my family. In my young mind, he had a special niche. My parents were…

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Added by Frank Moffatt on February 4, 2012 at 1:22am — 1 Comment

Children & Grandparents

1. She was in the bathroom, putting on her makeup, under the watchful eyes of her young granddaughter, as she’d done many times before.

After she applied her lipstick and started to leave, the little one said, “But Grandma, you forgot to kiss the toilet paper good-bye!” I will probably never put lipstick on again without thinking about kissing the toilet paper good-bye….



2. My young…

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Added by Frank Moffatt on January 31, 2012 at 12:02am — 1 Comment

The Problem With Being An Adult?

The problem with being an adult is that we allow negativity and limits to control our behaviors and actions. As the young lady in the story below showed – all we have to do is step into our fears to make the magic happen.



About Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation for Childhood Cancer



Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) shares the vision of our founder and…

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Added by Frank Moffatt on January 16, 2012 at 11:01am — 1 Comment

The Sandpiper

by Robert Peterson



She was six years old when I first met her on the beach near where I live. I drive to this beach, a distance of three or four miles, whenever the world begins to close in on me. She was building a sand castle or something and looked up, her eyes as blue as the sea.



“Hello,” she said.



I answered with a nod, not really in the mood to bother with a small child.



“I’m building,”…

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Added by Frank Moffatt on January 9, 2012 at 9:53pm — No Comments

To Attain Life’s Goal

Seek and ye shall find biggrin 04  



To attain his goal man must perceive that,

he is a child dependent upon his mother,

a father,

responsible for his family,

a youth lost in love,

an ancient wrestling against his past,

a worshipper in his temple,

a criminal in his prison,

a scholar amidst his parchments,

an ignorant soul stumbling between the darkness of his night and the…

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Added by Frank Moffatt on January 3, 2012 at 11:00pm — 1 Comment

In Keeping With the Season

ONIONS & CHRISTMAS TREES



A family is at the dinner table. The son asks his father, ‘Dad, how many kinds of boobs are there?



The father, surprised, answers, ‘Well, son, there are three kinds of boobs:



In her 20’s, a woman’s are like melons, round and firm.

In her 30’s to 40’s, they are like pears, still…

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Added by Frank Moffatt on December 17, 2011 at 12:45am — No Comments

What Confucius Didn't Say!

Man who wants pretty nurse, must be patient.



Passionate kiss, like spider web, leads to undoing of fly.



Lady who goes camping must beware of evil intent.



Squirrel who runs up woman’s leg will not find nuts.



Man who leaps off cliff jumps to conclusion.



Man who…

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Added by Frank Moffatt on December 12, 2011 at 7:00pm — 1 Comment

The Path To Happiness – Step #9

This is the ninth step of nine, on the path to happiness.



Step # 9) Make your Choice



So there you have it – in black and white – if you want happiness – choose happiness – if you want unhappiness – choose unhappiness – but in any case accept that how you feel about your life and any given situation in your life is a direct reflection as to how you perceive your feelings and how you…

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Added by Frank Moffatt on December 9, 2011 at 5:32pm — No Comments

The Path To Happiness – Step #8

This is the eighth step of nine, on the path to happiness.



Step # 8 Keep An Open Mind And Expand Your Perspective



Is the world cruel or kind, painful or joyous, hostile or friendly, brutal or gentle, misery or bountiful?



The Truth is that it’s all of those things.



The world we live in…

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Added by Frank Moffatt on December 5, 2011 at 5:25pm — No Comments

The Path To Happiness – Step #7

This is the seventh step of nine, on the path to happiness.



Step # 7) Be True To Thyself – Be Honest With Yourself & Others



Dishonesty Is A Major Contributor To Unhappiness



More Action!



The next time you watch a TV show – drama or sitcom notice…

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Added by Frank Moffatt on December 3, 2011 at 8:30pm — 1 Comment

The Healing Power of a Child

Like any good mother, when Karen found out that another baby was on the way, she did what she could to help her 3-year-old son, Michael, prepare for a new sibling.



They found out that the new baby was going be a girl, and day after day, night after night, Michael sang to his sister in mommy’s tummy.



He was building a bond of love with his little sister before he even met her.



The pregnancy progressed normally for Karen.



In…

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Added by Frank Moffatt on November 30, 2011 at 2:04pm — No Comments

Diamonds, Chocolates and Child Slaves!

So what is it that brings celebrities across the Atlantic to voice their concerns in regards to the harvesting of seal pups, but prevents them from voicing their concerns to protest the plight of child exploitation in the mines and the Coca plantations of Africa.



I don’t know? But I’d hate to think that those poor little seal pups have a greater value to our society than African slave children.…



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Added by Frank Moffatt on November 28, 2011 at 12:09am — 2 Comments

The Path To Happiness – Step #6

This is the sixth step of nine, on the path to happiness.



Step # 6) Live Now – Past Is Past and the Future Is Fiction



There is no unhappiness in the present moment – however unhappiness does live in the past and in the future.



Is there anything you are unhappy about? If there is – most likely you are thinking of something…

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Added by Frank Moffatt on November 25, 2011 at 11:05pm — 1 Comment

The Path To Happiness – Step #5

This is the fifth step of nine, on the path to happiness.



Step # 5) Learn To Experience & Express Gratitude



Stop for a minute and think of someone that you’re grateful to have in your life. Now really focus on what you appreciate and like about them? Think of nothing but your gratitude for having them in your life and what it is that you appreciate about them.…

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Added by Frank Moffatt on November 21, 2011 at 11:28am — 1 Comment

The Path To Happiness – Step #4

This is the fourth step of nine, on the path to happiness.



Step # 4) – How To Change One’s Beliefs



The pre-requisite to identifying one’s beliefs is to become rigorously honest with one’s self.

To begin with, ask yourself what it is you wish to achieve, in other words what’s your goal? It could be anything, from losing a few…

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Added by Frank Moffatt on November 18, 2011 at 2:17pm — No Comments

The Path To Happiness – Step #3

This is the third step of nine, on the path to happiness.



Step # 3) Learn To Accept Yourself



Having self-acceptance, self-esteem, or self-love, whatever you wish to call it, means to be happy with who you are and capable of loving yourself unconditionally at this moment in time. How will you know when you have found self-acceptance? You will be consumed by inner…

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Added by Frank Moffatt on November 14, 2011 at 11:51pm — 5 Comments

The Path To Happiness – Step #2

This is the second step of nine, on the path to happiness.



Step # 2) Happiness Is A Deliberate Intention



Take a moment to reflect – How often do you base your happiness on the circumstances and conditions in your life? “When I have this I’ll be happy. When this happens I’ll be happy. If they just did this, I’d be happy…”



BUT…

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Added by Frank Moffatt on November 11, 2011 at 1:18pm — No Comments

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