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Dr. Hyder Zahed
Dr. Hyder Zahed is a scientist, author, speaker and a regular contributor to The Huffington Post. He has held management positions in the pharmaceutical industry for over 30 years. He is the author of a book Create Your Legacy: Four Portals to Living a Life of Love and Caring.

Entries by Dr. Hyder Zahed

Passing On Family Values: A Conversation With My Daughter

(2) Comments | Posted June 13, 2016 | 9:57 PM

Recently, I had a "sit down session" with my daughter and shared some lessons learned from my parents in a video. You may view the video here. I have learned important lessons from my parents that I will share with you. My mother was a most loving person...

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What Are You Choosing

(0) Comments | Posted May 25, 2016 | 3:49 PM

Aristotle wrote, "We are what we repeatedly do.

What are you doing repeatedly that is bringing you and others peace and happiness? What are you doing repeatedly that is causing you or others pain? These are very important questions. They have the potential to be life transforming...

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Find Your Purpose and Live Your Legacy

(0) Comments | Posted May 8, 2016 | 2:12 PM

You reach a moment in your life where you start searching for a purpose. A purpose that is greater than yourself. A purpose where your life is touching to others in a meaningful way to the extent that they pass on the the goodwill that they had received from you....

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Patience Is a Virtue Worth Developing

(3) Comments | Posted March 28, 2016 | 9:48 AM

"Patience is a noble virtue, and, when rightly exercised, does not fail of its reward" -- George Washington

Perhaps you have heard the impatient man's prayer. It goes something like this: "Lord, I need patience, and I need it right now!"

This "prayer" is a reminder that many of...

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Release Your Stress Through Meditation

(2) Comments | Posted February 15, 2016 | 10:51 AM

Meditation can help us embrace our worries, our fear, our anger; and that is very healing. We let our own natural capacity of healing do the work. -- Thich Nhat Hanh

Whether you are looking for more peace or less stress in your life, meditation could be exactly what you...

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Learning From Others Around You

(1) Comments | Posted January 20, 2016 | 10:09 AM

"We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle our inner spirit."
Albert Schweitzer

Have you noticed that there are certain people who for one reason or another irritate us? While there is no need to change our perspective about those people, the practice of reflecting on...

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Ode to Gratitude

(0) Comments | Posted January 5, 2016 | 10:00 AM

"Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough." ---Oprah Winfrey

You're grateful when you're aware of what you have rather than what you don't. In my opinion, it is key to be mindful...

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Developing Global Compassion

(1) Comments | Posted December 16, 2015 | 9:59 PM

"Only the development of compassion and understanding for others can bring us the tranquility and happiness we all seek." - Dalai Lama

In my book Create Your Legacy, I told the story of Azim Khamisa, who turned the tragedy of losing his beloved son in a senseless killing into compassionate,...

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Ode to Generosity

(0) Comments | Posted December 3, 2015 | 11:12 AM

Do all the good you can,
By all the means you can,
In all the places you can,
To all the people you can,
As long as you can!
--John Wesley

Christmas is all about giving and generosity, but sometimes it gets confused with buying...

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The Impact of the Love Virtue

(1) Comments | Posted November 18, 2015 | 5:33 AM

"Love is a force more formidable than any other. It is invisible- it cannot be seen or measured, yet it is powerful enough to transform you in a moment, and offer you more joy than any material possession could." -- Barbara de Angeles

In my life of greater happiness and...

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Make Gratitude a Way of Life

(1) Comments | Posted November 2, 2015 | 9:23 AM

"Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow." -- Melody Beattie

Gratitude is the feeling and attitude of appreciation or thankfulness for the benefits that we have...

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The Power of Living With Daily Intentions

(0) Comments | Posted October 7, 2015 | 1:16 PM

A working definition for intention is: "to have in mind a purpose or plan, to direct the mind, to aim." Lacking intention, we sometimes stray without meaning or direction. One of the most powerful tools to manifest desires begins with intention. Energy and information exist everywhere in the universe and...

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Making Loving Kindness a Way of Life

(1) Comments | Posted September 21, 2015 | 10:22 AM

"When we feel love and kindness toward others, it not only makes others feel loved and cared for, but it helps us also develop inner happiness and peace."
-Dalai Lama XIV

Expressing love whether through words or action is ultimately at the heart of living in the present...

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Living With Integrity Is Living With Virtue

(0) Comments | Posted September 3, 2015 | 7:52 AM

Integrity, a facet of moral character, connotes positive and virtuous attributes such as, honesty, truthfulness, straightforwardness, and forth rightfulness. It is the antithesis of lying, cheating and exaggerating.
When you have integrity, you keep your promises. Integrity is doing the right thing at all times and in all circumstances,...

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Make Generosity a Way of Life

(0) Comments | Posted August 11, 2015 | 1:20 PM

"Be a lamp, or a lifeboat, or a ladder. Help someone's soul heal." -- Rumi

Did you know that the word, GENEROSITY, five centuries ago was the description of elite nobility? Today, even an ordinary person can cultivate the admiral personal quality and taking action to be generous. Being...

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Don't Underestimate the Importance of Listening

(3) Comments | Posted July 30, 2015 | 2:20 PM

Recently, I was repeatedly interrupted by someone in a conversation. It was very frustrating. When I thought about it, I thought, "People have years of training in reading and writing, but how much training do people really have in listening?" Listening requires emotional strength, patience, openness and a real desire...

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Maintaining Composure in the Midst of Insults

(0) Comments | Posted July 14, 2015 | 4:29 PM

"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." Dr. Maya Angelou

Recently, have you had someone verbally attack you and try to make you feel awful? That person can be difficult to forget....

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Commence to Move Forward

(1) Comments | Posted July 7, 2015 | 3:14 PM

"The willingness to accept responsibility for one's own life is the source from which self-respect springs." -- Joan Didion

Here are my thoughts after recently attending several commencement ceremonies.

Commencement is not only the day your diploma or degree is conferred, but the start...

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Remembering My Father on Father's Day

(1) Comments | Posted June 20, 2015 | 4:37 PM

A dad is someone who holds you when you cry, scolds you when you break the rules, shines with pride when you succeed, and has faith in you even when you fail...


Our parents are our first role models. Fathers teach us the difference between...

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Simplify Your Life and Focus on What Counts

(0) Comments | Posted June 12, 2015 | 10:06 AM

The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak.
Hans Hofman

Being human is the greatest thing in the world, we are really marvelous! We do funny things but we have forgotten to laugh. We are the ones who created time...

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