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One of the most illuminating, succinct yet all-encompassing books I have read is a book called The Prophet, by Kahlil Gibran, a Labanese-American writer and philosopher. In 24 short poetic essays, he discusses the human condition and various life issues with quiet eloquence and wisdom. When I first read these poems, I was struck by the wisdom and insights contained in these simple words. I have included 10 excerpts from some of these poetic essays to provide you a glimpse into the mind of a brilliant writer, and offer a little shot of inspiration to your day. Enjoy!

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One of the most uplifting, paradigm-shifting quotations I have read is an eloquent reflection on success, failure, but mostly about courage, by Theodore Roosevelt, the 26th president of the United States.

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There are good days, there are bad. And there are some days when we just need a little “pick-me-up.” Here are five quick tips:

1. Get some ice cream, or food you love. Did someone say ice cream? Yum. What is your favorite? Rocky road? Cherry Garcia? Chocolate chip? Well, go on out and treat yourself. There’s something about holding an ice cream cone and savoring its flavor as you walk down the street on a sweltering summer day. And yes, you could multiply your joy by treating yourself to your favorite food as well!

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Tweet As an immigrant to the United States, I am not what one would consider part of the fabric of mainstream culture.  Of Asian descent, I belong to a group that makes up just 4.4 percent of the population.  I have dark hair, big eyes, a Singapore smile and an unique accent influenced by my […]

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“Always do what you’re afraid to do.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

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