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From candles to soap

In 1879, Procter and Gamble’s best seller was candles. But the company was in trouble. Thomas Edison had invented the light bulb, and it looked as if candles would become obsolete. Their fears became reality when the market for candles plummeted since they were now sold only for special occasions. The outlook appeared to be [...]

Heaven and hell

The old monk sat by the side of the road. With his eyes closed, his legs crossed and his hands folded in his lap, he sat. In deep meditation, he sat. Suddenly his zazen was interrupted by the harsh and demanding voice of a samurai warrior. “Old man! Teach me about heaven and hell!” At [...]

Faith can move mountains

A small congregation in the foothills of the Great Smokies built a new sanctuary on a piece of land willed to them by a church member. Ten days before the new church was to open, the local building inspector informed the pastor that the parking lot was inadequate for the size of the building. Until [...]


You might think you know what it’s like To weigh a lot of weight But you don’t know the half of it, Till you’re carrying my kind of freight. You probably know I can’t cross my legs Though I usually don’t complain; But some of the other things I can’t do Would probably drive you [...]

Birth order – can it affect your life?

The experts say differently – it all hinges on whether you were the first born, the middle or the baby. It seems your birth order can play a very important part in your development. Much of it depends upon how much attention you receive from your parents and how well you relate with your brothers [...]

Don’t quit

When things go wrong, as they sometimes will, When the road you’re trudging seems all up hill, When the funds are low, and the debts are high, And you want to smile, but you have to sigh, When care is pressing you down a bit, Rest if you must, but don’t you quit. Life is [...]

Not good enough

We all have those negative voices in our heads, constantly reminding us about the ways in which we don’t measure up. This is certainly true in our society about body image, so many people are at war with their own bodies. “I’m ugly.” “My breasts are too small.” “I’m fat.” “My nose is too big.” [...]

It is ok to be you

So often we look in the mirror or allow someone’s rude comment to get us down about the way we look and behave, every now and then we all need a reminder that we are special and unique. Recognise your special qualities. Make a list of all the positive things about you – and I [...]

Feel good about yourself

Most people have felt bad about their weight at sometime in their life, but it is important to remember all the positive things about yourself that can be forgotten when you are feeling in the dumps about your weight. Tips For Feeling Better About Yourself What’s inside does count! Make the most of your positive [...]

Making the most of life

No matter what your age, you can still have fun. When was the last time you had fun? A good old-fashioned belly laugh, time to go shopping or have lunch and a laugh with the girls. It seems as we women grow older, we don’t find the time to have some fun for ourselves. We [...]