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Practice Random Acts of… Manners!

Posted by on Aug 8, 2009 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

We’ve all heard the advice to “Practice Random Acts of Kindness.” Such acts may include paying the toll for the car behind you, putting extra coins in an expired parking meter, or allowing someone else get the best parking space. All this is great, and some people may do these things when in the mood, but the Dose has a simpler way of practicing random acts of kindness…practice good manners. The Dose could create the list of necessary manners, but there is one that needs to be incorporated back into practice immediately – covering ones mouth...

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Leaky Pipes

Posted by on Jun 20, 2009 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

One life lesson my father imparted on my sisters and me was not to build a drain for the drip. If a water pipe is dripping, find and fix the leak, don’t just build a drain. Medically speaking it’s the equivalent to treating only the symptoms not the source…like prescribing a cough suppressant as effective treatment for lung cancer. As I think about society, business behaviors, and the like, I see drains being built for the different types of drips. Here’s a short list: 1.) turning up the car radio volume to “drown” out the unusual noise from...

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It’s Play Time!

Posted by on Jun 5, 2009 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

My childhood activities consisted of playing hopscotch, jumping rope, kicking ball, and dressing-up Midge (Barbie’s cousin). The mere mention of such play brings back good memories for me. Oh, the hours of fun, fighting, and friendship. As a child, these activities enhanced my coordination, exercised my body, and developed my imagination. So, the question I ask is why not do child’s play as an adult? I’m thinking stores that sell office items are onto this very idea. There are actually desk toys! Here’s some that I’ve noted: paperweights that...

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The Art of Appreciation

Posted by on May 29, 2009 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

There are many things taken for granted until they are gone… health is one of those things. Every time I recover from a head cold (who named this virus a “cold?”) I am amazed that I don’t appreciate my good health more frequently. So I’m making a plan…an appreciate plan of action. 1) Take note of what you have. Department stores take inventory at least twice a year. Should we not take on the same practice? 2) Record consequences of not having. Without knowing the consequences of being without, you won’t know the value of what you have. 3)...

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