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edward negron
Worked at AIDS Foundation of Chicago
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The house, the stars, the desert--what gives them their beauty is something that is invisible. --Antoine de Saint Exupery

What makes our home special? Is it the shape of it, or whether or not we have carpeting? Probably not.

More likely, what makes us love a place is how we feel when we are there. Home is the familiarity of pleasant smells, activities, and special people...
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. . . concern should drive us into action and not into depression. --Karen Horney
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It may be those who do most, dream most. --Stephen Leacock

Where would we be without the dreamers of the world - the ones who took the time to balance on the edge of wonder? Amazing connections, powerful images, and creative ideas come to us in daydreams...
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The power of a person's virtue should not be measured by their special efforts, but by their ordinary doing. --Blaise Pascal
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Education should be the process of helping everyone to discover their uniqueness. —Leo Buscaglia
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Talk doesn't cook rice. --Chinese proverb

Some of us are crazy about self-help books, inspirational tapes, and personal improvement seminars. We'll buy or sign up for anything, whatever the price, if it promises revolutionary insights or a foolproof new system. We want relief in a day and deliverance in a weekend. And we want the expert of the hour to do it for us.

There's nothing wrong with wishing, of course. But there's a lot wrong with kidding ourselves as a way of life...
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Friendships that work are relationships in which friends help each other to belong to themselves. —Louise Bernikow
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Iron rusts from disuse, water loses its purity from stagnation ... even so does inaction sap the vigors of the mind. --Leonardo da Vinci

After a long day of working or doing errands, we may want to sit and not do a thing. But although our bodies may be physically tired, our minds may be just the opposite...
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When we do the best we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life, or the life of another. —Helen Keller
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Silently one by one
in the infinite meadows of heaven
Blossomed the lovely stars,
the forget-me-nots of angels.
—Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Tales told about the stars reflect a lot about the people who tell them. The constellation now called Orion was once called Hippolyta. Hippolyta was one of the Amazon queens. The Amazons were women warriors who had four leaders instead of one: two older women and two younger women. Everyone could benefit from the experience and wisdom of the older and the strength and vigor of the younger.

After Hippolyta died, they named this constellation for her to honor her and remind themselves of her wisdom and bravery...
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Every great mistake has a halfway moment, a split second when it can be recalled and perhaps remedied. --Pearl S. Buck
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I never lose sight of the fact that just being is fun. —Katharine Hepburn
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Introduction
From a former drug user, turned gangbanger, turned drug dealer, turned own best customer, turned addict, turned recovering addict(still there), turned activist, turned business manager, turned student, turned Substance Abuse Counselor, turned better and happier person, turned someone who can love and be loved(Love you Patrick), turned blogger.

In the BLGTQI community we focus a lot on our outer appearance. How’s my hair? How do I look in this outfit? Does my make-up look good? I’m I too thin, or too fat? We can spend hours at the gym working out without any hesitation. But when it comes to working on our inner being, our soul, we tend to avoid it like the black plague. Many of us don’t even know where to begin. 


My hope is that this post will help you figure out how to begin your “Work-In” program. Yes, just like a workout program at the gym.
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