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Soldier finds purpose in powerlifting news Sep 05, 2022

When Timothy Burnell was in high school, he struggled to bench press 135 pounds. Today, the U.S. Army soldier just took first place in a powerlifting competition at Ramstein Air Base in Germany, the Army reported.

He secured the honor after lifting a combined weight of 1,529 pounds in bench...

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90% of employees okay with making less to do more purposeful work insight Sep 05, 2022

In 1974, legendary American writer Studs Terkel noted, "Work is about a search for daily meaning as well as daily bread; for recognition as well as cash; for astonishment rather than torpor.”

While that may be true in the hearts of American employees, why is it that so many people get stuck...

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Are you writing an 'oughttobiography?' opinion Sep 02, 2022

When I heard the term "oughttobiography" a few weeks ago, I truly laughed out loud.

As a writer, I am intimately familiar with biographies (life stories written by someone else) and autobiographies (life stories written by the subjects themselves). However, it seems, many of us are busy writing...

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52-year-old New Yorker bikes to all 50 state capitols go-getters news Sep 02, 2022

There are people who challenge themselves to ride bicycles across their state, and even from coast-to-coast. But, Bob Barnes is a different man of determination.

The 52-year-old resident of Syracuse, N.Y., set a goal to bike in all 50 state capitols. Once there, he snapped a selfie in front of...

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Is your routine keeping you from pursuing your purpose? insight Sep 01, 2022

I read an interesting article today explaining the difference between purpose and routine.

Written by John Swart and appearing in The Voice of Pelham, the article described how both are needed for a balanced life.

“Routines are conscious ways of doing things repetitively and in a specific...

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Rich Avery shepherds pastors toward enhanced purpose features go-getters Aug 31, 2022

Forward From 50 has featured some incredible stories of men and women whose lives have gone in completely different directions after passing their 50th birthdays. Rich Avery is different.

He knew early in his life what his purpose was and he hasn't deviated much from that. For many years, Rich...

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You don't have to dig to find your purpose; just ask! blog insight Aug 30, 2022

I like Diondra Ross' admonition that it is important for each of us to know our purpose and manifest it in such a way that not even our own doubts and thoughts can get rid of it.

Writing at Unwritten.com, she said knowing your purpose is essential to knowing who you are. When people don't know...

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Advice for people under 50 seeking their purpose blog Aug 29, 2022

A younger Facebook friend commented on a post I made recently. Her statement got me thinking about what advice I would give to people under 50 who are still struggling to find a purpose for their lives.

She confessed she will be 40 this year and still isn't sure what she wants to be when she...

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Your heart knows your purpose insight Aug 28, 2022

Oprah Winfrey likes to say, "I believe every one of us is born with a purpose. No matter who you are, what you do, or how far you think you have to go, you have been tapped by a force greater than yourself to step into your God-given calling."

WISCNews Columnist Amy Laundrie writes that we need...

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Is gray hair a symbol of glory or scorn? insight Aug 27, 2022

As we get older, many of us start seeing our hair turn different shades of gray. Others, like me, seem to watch helplessly as our hair falls out instead.

Yet, many people go to great lengths to hide their distinguished gray locks by dyeing their hair or having new hair follicles plugged into...

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