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Richard Youmans
Attended Middleburgh Grade School
Lives in Saratoga Springs
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Compassion
I recently went to a yoga workshop on compassion.  The session was 2.5 hours and I was the only man there.  The instructor guided us through a Meta meditation and then had us practice a few exercises: Imagining deep love and compassion for:   - Ourselves, F...
I recently went to a yoga workshop on compassion.  The session was 2.5 hours and I was the only man there.  The instructor guided us through a Meta meditation and then had us practice a few exercises: Imagining deep love and ...
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This is a pic of my 5 month old son.  This weekend while checking out at BJ's Wholesale Club, the guy checking my receipt stops and says, "Oh, for a second I thought that was his real hair."  I was so caught off guard that all I could say was, "Um, that IS his real hair."

I know that I blew an opportunity for a great comeback....what would you have said?
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Here's the farm table I've been working on. Just need to sand and stain it and we'll be ready to use it! I put Elliot on it for perspective of just how big this table is. 
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After seeing my old friend, Yeop, post this pay it forward initiative, I have also decided to participate.  The first 4 people  who comment on this status with "I'm in" will receive a surprise from me at some point in this calendar year.  No teasers on what it will be, but it will be thoughtful, and very clearly from me :-)
 
Make 2015 awesome I'm participating in this Pay-it-forward initiative: the first 4 people who comment on this status with "I'm in" will receive a surprise from me at some point in this calendar year - anything from a book, a ticket, something home-grown or made, a postcard, absolutely any surprise! There will be no warning and it will happen when the mood comes over me and I find something that I believe would suit you and make you happy.

These 5 people must make the same offer in their status. COPY THIS TEXT on your profile (don't share) so we can form a web of connection and kindness. Let's do more nice things for each other in 2015, without any reason other than to make each other smile and to show that we think of each other. Here's to a more enjoyable, more friendly and love-filled year!
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very cool...thanks for signing up, Mahesh!
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The Days of Simple Minded Happiness are Almost Over...
After a year of on-again-off-again blogging with Simple Minded Happiness, I have decided to pull the plug.  I still plan to blog, but I'm going to take a topic that allows a lot more material to be created regularly. I'm sticking with the Simple theme, but ...
After a year of on-again-off-again blogging with Simple Minded Happiness, I have decided to pull the plug.  I still plan to blog, but I'm going to take a topic that allows a lot more material to be created regularly. I'm stic...
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Hey!  Post that thing up on your wall also and send me your address, so I can send you something.
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An epiphany hit me the other day that I feel I should have realized a very long time ago.  I'm certain I've read this in the past, but it never sunk in.  My expectations of myself, everyone and everything around me shape my l...
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Ha ha ha!
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I work for an insurance company and this was an ad on the back of one of our industry magazines.  Some acronyms should never be re-purposed...
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Our Deepest Fear...
Fear is, unfortunately, a big part of my life. It creeps its way in from so many directions that sometimes I am simply paralyzed into inaction. It's something I struggle with daily and I know I'm not alone. These quotes echo each other and resonate with me ...
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The most technologically advanced and innovative person in the world is...
the person who truly leverages technology, but doesn't use it.  You won't see them constantly checking their computer or phones.  They have organized systems built around their lives and work that they trust to do the jobs they were designed for.  These peo...
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Enrollment Director
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Currently
Saratoga Springs
Previously
Schoharie County - Raleigh, NC - Breakabean, NY - Cobleskill, NY - Schoharie, NY
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Most of us have two lives. The life we live, and the unlived life within us.
Introduction

I am a loner-sport enthusiast and love to get my training in before the break the of day.  I'll try any sport at least once, but my heart lies in running and climbing.  I am an advocate for a stoic approach to eating, Thomas Jefferson's exercise advice, and Yoda's philosophy.

Before all else, I am a husband and father of three little ones.  We are a very active family and one of the last in america to not own a TV. My crowning skill is that I can fold paper airplanes with my feet.

Bragging rights
Father of three, husband to my lifelong dream-girl...what else is there to brag about?
Education
  • Middleburgh Grade School
  • Cobleskill High School
  • NC State University at Raleigh
    Operations Management, 2004
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