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Why Meditate? Written by: Barbara Schwartz Cornell

We hear about meditation all the time. Actor Richard Gere is a famous meditator. Oprah went to visit with a Transcendental Meditation community in which people lived their lives, worked, had families, and meditated in a community meditation building for up to several hours a day. I could give you a footnoted list, but all…

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Developing Emotional Intelligence (EQ); Written by: Colleen Franca

How does one develop EQ? The good news is that unlike some of the hard-wired personality traits and IQ scores which remain fairly consistent from age 8 to 80, Emotional Intelligence skills can be developed. Daniel Goleman outlines that emotional intelligence is a product of Personal and Social Competence. Possessing awareness of ourselves, our own…

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Being of Service Written by Tom Flynn, P.E., PMP

There are not many organizations today that don’t espouse service to be a key element of their culture. Although there is a lot of clamor around service, just watch a few commercials, I don’t typically experience an increased level of service from many, so called “service providers”. I would argue that answering the phone on the…

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Southern Appalachia Ride for Awareness Day 9 – Submitted by Jessica Moore

Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3 | Day 4 | Day 5 | Day 6 | Day 7 | Day 8 | Day 9 After another 210 miles today and 2,220 miles total, we have just completed our Ride for Awareness.  First and foremost, thank you to all that followed us and met…

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Southern Appalachia Ride for Awareness Day 8 – Submitted by Jessica Moore

Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3 | Day 4 | Day 5 | Day 6 | Day 7 | Day 8 | Day 9 We started the day off with big plans and determination and its safe to say our 8th day of rain did not slow us down.  We kept our attention…

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Southern Appalachia Ride for Awareness Day 7 – Submitted by Jessica Moore

Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3 | Day 4 | Day 5 | Day 6 | Day 7 | Day 8 | Day 9 Today was a light day on the mileage due to an afternoon planned at Bristol Motor Speedway to see a NASCAR race. We completed 150 miles.  Starting with twisty…

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Southern Appalachia Ride for Awareness – Day 6 – Submitted by Jessica Moore

Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3 | Day 4 | Day 5 | Day 6 | Day 7 | Day 8 | Day 9 Since arriving at a new basecamp in Plum Tree, NC yesterday afternoon we have new territory to explore starting today.  We traveled a total of 230 miles today mostly…

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Southern Appalachia Ride for Awareness – Day 5 – Submitted by Phil Ventresca, MBA

Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3 | Day 4 | Day 5 | Day 6 | Day 7 | Day 8 | Day 9 Today’s ride was pretty wet and cold all on the road in moderate to heavy rain all except for 20 miles of the 200, nonetheless we made it up…

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Southern Appalachia Ride for Awareness Day 4 – “Tennessee Swamp Boot” – Submitted by Tom Moore

Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3 | Day 4 | Day 5 | Day 6 | Day 7 | Day 8 | Day 9 Tennessee Swamp Boot Dealing with a mild case of over moisturfication due to the southern soaker passing through the area, we accomplished our goal of 210 miles through more…

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Southern Appalachia Ride for Awareness – Day 3 – Submitted by Tom Moore and Jessica Moore

Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3 | Day 4 | Day 5 | Day 6 | Day 7 | Day 8 | Day 9 Today consisted of 210 miles through Tennessee and North Carolina dirt and paved roads.  The highlights included a peaceful ride through a paved mountain meadow road called Cades Cove, with many different wildlife…

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