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    What is integrity?

    “Integrity is doing the right thing, even when no one is watching.” ~C.S. Lewis There’s so much turmoil and corruption in the world, which partly explains why I’ve been obsessed with the word integrity. What does it really mean — and does anyone really care anymore? Here’s how Merriam-Webster defines it: 1 : firm adherence to a code of especially moral or artistic values : incorruptibility. 2 : an unimpaired condition : soundness. 3 : the quality or state of being complete or undivided : completeness. Integrity isn’t always easy or comfortable. Every day, I search for examples of it in politics, in my community, and among my friends and family. People…

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    Walking our talk

     “The world is changed by your example, not by your opinion.” ~Paulo Coelho Few things annoy me more than being judged, vilified, or bullied by a hypocrite. How often do you encounter folks who preach a rigid set of morals and values — yet their lives exemplify something else entirely? Just for starters, there’s the parent who drinks too much but punishes his underage kids for doing the same. And how about those political pundits who condemn the lifestyles of others while hiding a few dancing skeletons in their own closets? If you’re hoping to earn trust or influence others, remember that your life is telegraphing its own message every…

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    Guarding your reputation

     “Be wary of the company you keep, for you become like the people you spend the most time with. Your reputation reflects your choices and the type of relationships you attract.” ~Benjamin G. Hirsch Guilt by association / Cindy La Ferle To view featured posts, additional content, and social media sharing options, please visit the home page.