Eric Upton

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The Law Of Attraction

I’ve spending some time, at the recommendation of a friend, studying the “Law Of Attraction”. The premise is this: “Our thoughts and feelings create our existence“ Essentially if you think negatively, or feel negatively, you are likely to “reap” more of the same. On the flip side of that coin, if your are happy and…

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Doing The Right Thing

I had a conversation with a friend the other morning about the successes (and short comings) of a recent running event I helped put together. If you read my last post, I talked about my focus being a little skewed toward money. Basically using it as a benchmark of my performance. I guess it is…

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Renaissance Of Self

I believe that our world suffered a shock to it’s system after the recession hit us several years ago. Well, at least my world did. Ten years ago my focus was financial success. The almighty dollar drove all. It was the symbol of business success. This was the case for many an American. But the…

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One + One = Three

Me being a former Arkansan has nothing to do with my math as noted in the title. It’s just me making a point. (Just explains the poor use of grammar). The point is this: The way I’ve been living my live just doesn’t add up! Confused? Me too. Let me break it down a bit…

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A Little Weed Pulling

  Well, April showers brings May flowers. What do May flowers bring? Not much if you don’t tend to the soil, water and light… Your mind is much like that cluttered closet or a weed-stricken garden: There’s some weeds that need pulling and junk that needs to be tossed! Let’s start with a couple of…

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Something Besides Running

Check It Out!  Podcast Version! [powerpress] I know. You’re shocked right?! Me too. This ranks right up there with me swearing off coffee! My thoughts after my last half-marathon is that I wanted to run leaner and faster. I started doing some research on timing my run and ran across an article (again in Runner’s…

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Who’s Dream Is It Anyway?

Who’s Dream Is It Anyway? Not Knowing Will Stop You Cold After many years earning a degree at the “School Of Hard Knocks”, I have come to one simple conclusion: If you are working toward someone else’s dream, your life will feel like work. That seems like a simple statement, yet it’s one of the…

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Lifting The Fog

How I Quit Smoking You know I smoked for about 22 years. I started when I was the age of 15.  I had a good friend of mine who talked me into trying it. Having the addictive personality that I do, I thought “Why not?”. I got that funny little light-headed buzz and thought “Hey,…

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Tail Of The Howling Hound

Tail Of The Howling Hound New Tricks A Old Dog Can Teach Picture the front porch of an old country home. The boards of the porch are weathered, partly loose and creaks under the rocking of the proprietor’s chair. The sun is settling off in the distance, casting that “sundown orange” hue on the face…

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Finding My Baseline

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