Thank you, Ann

Ann Frank was born 84 years ago today. As a child, and even today, I remain mesmerized by her remarkable strength, depth of compassion and constant optimism.  She is a role model for the ages, continuing to teach us about ourselves, and about perseverance.  Shortly before meeting her untimely fate, she wrote in her crumpled notebook “It’s a wonder I haven’t…

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Heroic Angelina

Angelina Jolie has portrayed the strong and thoughtful character in most of her roles, and we have as an audience rooted for her character to overcome.  With a few exceptions from some of her earlier roles and a few real life stumbles (like that Billy Bob thing) this has been her on-screen and off-screen persona. Whether battling tyrants in “Tomb Raider”…

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The Truth About Fear

Recently there has been a lot written about the emotion “fear.” Topics such as “how to live without fear, fearless living, be fearless” and many other books about fear. This poses the question “why would we want to live without fear?”  The point is; rather than living without fear, let’s acknowledge and understand it.  The reality is, fear serves a…

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