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Top 10 Things We Can Learn from Chess for Life

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Here is a helpful list from one of the smartest games we have available to us, chess. Let’s see what we can learn, and how it applies to our lives. Continue reading

Learning from Chess: Develop the Habit of not Being Discouraged by Present Bad Appearances

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“And lastly, we learn by chess the habit of not being discouraged by present bad appearances in the state of our affairs; the habit of hoping for a favorable chance…”

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The Classic Pamela Positive: “Be Clear About What Is Truly Essential”

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Marine corps officer Robert J. Wicks shares with us some important lessons on life and nature. Continue reading

“Life has not forgotten you…” – Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet

moth-butterfly-insect-88365-l“So you must not be frightened if a sadness rises up before you larger than any you have ever seen…life has not forgotten you, that it holds you in its hand; it will not let you fall.”

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The Classic Pamela Positive: “Our Doubts Are Traitors.”- William Shakespeare

“Our doubts are traitors.”

– William Shakespeare

Don’t let doubt into for your life, for it is not a friend. He is not your companion in any way. Would you go on a special walk with Doubt in the hills? Take Doubt to lunch?   Get married to Doubt?

Then stop spending time with him  — especially in your mind. Continue reading

“All the Other Things We Think Make Us Happy Are Actually Just Ways of Getting More Family and Friends.”

jump-628431_640“We are happy when we have family, we are happy when we have friends and almost all the other things we think make us happy are actually just ways of getting more family and friends.”

– Daniel Todd Gilbert, psychologist

Let’s be grateful for all the happiness in our lives today. To truly cherish family, call a long-lost friend, or spend less time on work — and more time on someone.  

All the ‘someones’ in our lives are what give us joy.   Appreciate! Continue reading

The Classic Pamela Positive: Michael J. Fox Says, “When the Unexpected Intrudes…”

“When the unexpected and inconceivable intrude on life, and it will…deal with life’s actual events–don’t obsess about perceived eventualities.  Relax–enjoy the ride.” – Michael J. Fox

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Michael J. Fox is an actor and activist.  He has appeared in iconic roles including Marty McFly in “Back to the Future” and Alex P. Keaton in the TV show “Family Ties”.  He was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease in 1991, revealing his condition publicly in 1998.  Since then he has been a powerful activist promoting research for a cure.  He has been married to actress Tracy Pollan since 1988, and they have four children.  Fox is also the author of three books, including the memoir, “Always Looking Up: The Adventures of an Incurable Optimist”.