3 Life Lessons I Learned on a Psych Ward

By Steve Austin

~3 Life Lessons I Learned on a Psych Ward   FacebookFacebook LikeTwitterEmailIt’s been more than three years since my life nearly ended. For the longest time, I thought my week on the psych ward was pointless. I saw it as a frustrating waste of time.Now, I can recognize the value of what we did during those days.As a first-timer on the psych ward,

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How to Deal with Dysfunctional Families

By Steve Austin

~~“Toxic relationships not only make us unhappy; they corrupt our attitudes and dispositions in ways that undermine our healthier relationships and prevent us from realizing how much better things can be.” — Michael JosephsonWhen I was about fifteen, Mom was cleaning out the deep freeze. There was a box of freezer-burned fish she asked me to take out to the back side of t

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I'm a Pastor, and I Attempted Suicide

By Steve Austin

~~Every September 21st, I wonder where my notes went. The secrets they held, the deathbed confessions, the pain I was finally releasing. It was all on paper. But they are gone, and I am here, unsuccessful in my attempt to die.Those letters still haunt me. How do twenty pages of yellow legal paper just vanish? Later, when I was able, I called the hotel, the hospital, the ambulance service,

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Civil Forfeiture: A Civil Rights Violation

By Autry J. Pruitt

this article orginally appeared in Forbes MagazineAt the core of the American founding is protecting the civil rights of the people. The list of “repeated injuries and usurpations,” by King George III, as delineated in the Declaration of Independence, were never far from the minds of those who drafted the Constitution—and for good reason. They wanted a government that general

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Blacks Must Refuse to Accept Form Over Substance

By Autry J. Pruitt

this article orginaly appeared in Townhall MagazineI refer specifically to the largely hollow discussion over the removal of the Confederate battle flag from the grounds of the state capitol in Columbia, South Carolina. While removing the flag might make some guilty whites feel a bit better about themselves, provide another scalp for those who earn their living in the racial grievance industry

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12 Suggestions To Increase Charitable Donations in 2017

By James Feldman CSP

12 Suggestions to Increase Charitable Donations in 2017By James Feldman, CITE, CPIM, CPT, MIPThe new motto of innovative organizations should be catch me if you can. With companies closing, world wide competition increasing, employee commitment disappearing, a world wide recession, and credit tightening your organization is confronted with a constantly shifting array of donors, competitors

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Yes men don't Know.

By James Feldman CSP

Centuries ago, kings and other royalty had  many “yes-men” by their side. The 'yes men' played an important role; they simply reinforced the kings choices. But the wisest kings employed fools who had special permission to make fun of and criticize the king’s policies without fear.Present day CEOs have “yes-men,” but they are in dire need of someone to

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Life coach Dederick Woodard

By Dederick Woodard

ST. PETERSBURG — Dederick Woodard is a mentor, motivational speaker, life coach, author and poet who reach countless people through a combination of his magnetic personality and gentle demeanor. He credits his grandfather for teaching him how to relate to people and the many ways in which to do so.Organizations and individuals of all ages seek his counsel as a means to address their li

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The Power of "Decision"

By Patricia Schultz

The beginning of the New Year is a time when many people make resolutions; goals they want to achieve.  Maybe this is a ritual you, too, follow.  In reality, we  don’t have to wait until a special time of the year to set goals.  We can decide at any time to make our dreams a reality.   Why not set some incredible goals right now?In chapter 8 of Napoleon Hill

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Why Human Resource Development needs a new foundation

By Asoka Jinadasa

According to a KPMG’s survey, Rethinking Human Resources in a Changing World, most business leaders around the world believe the HR function to be non-essential and ineffective. Only 17% out of over 400 senior executives across major industry sectors in Asia, Europe, North and Latin America maintain that HR is demonstrating its value to the business. Dave Ulrich predicted this situation

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