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Dr. Hyder Zahed
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My name is Dr. Hyder Zahed. I was born and raised in India, the youngest child in a loving and caring family. Like most Indian families, my education was very important for my parents.

I completed my education in the United States, getting a Doctorate Degree in the Sciences.

I held management positions in the pharmaceutical industry for over 30 years. I am blessed with a beautiful daughter. I traveled to many destinations around the world; including Europe, Middle-East, North Africa and South America. I currently live in Southern California.

I decided to redesign my life following certain major events in my life, and part of this process was writing down my thoughts. What I wrote evolved into my book, Create Your Legacy: Four Portals to Living a Life of Love and Caring. A twenty-five page manifesto for my daughter, grew into a book to be shared with all others, motivating everyone to leave their own footprint of living a life of love and caring.

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Humility Is Greatness in Plain Clothes

(2) Comments | Posted January 26, 2015 | 10:41 AM

C.S. Lewis defined humility wonderfully, by stating,
"Humility is not thinking less of yourself, it's thinking of yourself less.

"True humility" is indicated by some of the following behaviors and attitudes.

1. Recognizing virtues and talents that others possess, particularly those that surpass one's own, and giving them...

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Contributing Towards an Ideal Workplace

(1) Comments | Posted January 12, 2015 | 11:26 AM

Today, connecting with people at work is important for getting work done, increasing levels of personal and professional contentment and making oneself promotable. In the workplace, you can practice kindness and enhance professional relationships without having others see you as weak or "too soft." Appropriate kindness is working with a...

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World Peace Begins With You and Me

(0) Comments | Posted January 6, 2015 | 4:30 PM

This Earth, is the only planet that we know of, which is inhabited by intelligent beings, we humans. We humans, thrive best when we attain inner peace, live in peaceful times, and nurture our hopes for a peace in the world. A complete peace all around us is the ideal...

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Personal Peace and Tranquility

(0) Comments | Posted December 30, 2014 | 2:21 PM

Whether we seek it consciously or not, peace is often the motivation for our actions. We are called to engage in activities that bring us pleasure and lighten our loads. Even with some of the most destructive behaviors, our goal is usually to "feel better."

Think of your inner peace...

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The Power of Spoken Words

(0) Comments | Posted December 14, 2014 | 10:33 PM

"Words are singularly the most powerful force available to humanity. We can choose to use this force constructively with words of encouragement, or destructively using words of despair. Words have energy and power with the ability to help, to heal, to hinder, to hurt, to harm, to humiliate and to...

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Generosity During the Holidays

(0) Comments | Posted December 9, 2014 | 5:28 PM

Winston Churchill famously said, "We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give."

With all due respect to karma, a lifetime is an awfully long time to wait to have our best intentions rewarded. Luckily, we don't have to wait:...

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Smile and Make Someone's Day Brighter

(1) Comments | Posted November 24, 2014 | 5:38 PM

"Peace begins with a smile." ― Mother Teresa

Even when we do become more sensitive to the plight of others through expanding our awareness, we don't always respond by taking action to help in some practical way. A warm, caring smile can transmit a silent message of connection and kindness....

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Gratitude for Our Veterans

(0) Comments | Posted November 10, 2014 | 8:12 PM

Who does not remember President Kennedy asking, "Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country"? Our brave and selfless men and women in uniform who serve our country embody this great and noble thought with courage and strength that deserve our...

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Good Friends Are Forever

(1) Comments | Posted November 3, 2014 | 2:29 PM

"Of all the things which wisdom provides to make life entirely happy, much the greatest is the possession of friendship." Epicurus

The number one predictor of personal happiness is not money, prestige, success or accolades, but rather the time we spend in the flow of affection among our friends. Unfortunately,...

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On Being Content...

(1) Comments | Posted October 26, 2014 | 9:43 PM

"Be content with what you have;
rejoice in the way things are.
When you realize there is nothing lacking,
the whole world belongs to you." -- Lao Tzu

If you believe being content comes from acquiring luxurious material possessions, living in the best homes money can buy,...

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Cherokee Wisdom Worth Sharing

(1) Comments | Posted October 13, 2014 | 3:40 PM

One evening an old Cherokee told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside people. He said, "My son, the battle is between two wolves inside us all. One is Evil -- it is anger, envy, jealousy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority...

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Practicing Mindful Acts of Kindness

(1) Comments | Posted October 6, 2014 | 2:34 PM

Albert Schweitzer once said, "Constant kindness can accomplish much. As the sun makes ice melt, kindness causes misunderstanding, mistrust, and hostility to evaporate."

Treating ourselves and others with loving-kindness starts with speaking gently and politely, in a manner that communicates respect. Showing kindness to others is possible when we make...

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Be Grateful to Your Mentors

(0) Comments | Posted October 3, 2014 | 11:32 AM

"Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it." -- William Arthur Ward.

As a spiritual practice, gratitude establishes a context for seeing everything in a new light, which becomes an opening for something greater to occur. As we find even just one...

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Making Every Day Count

(0) Comments | Posted September 22, 2014 | 1:31 PM

Someone should have reminded us very early in life, that life was not going to last forever. Perhaps then, most of us would have learned to live and appreciate life with a lot more zest. "We might have lived life to the limit, every minute of every day. Do it!...

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Creating Fond Memories With Our Children

(0) Comments | Posted September 15, 2014 | 1:55 PM

"Each day of our lives we make deposits in the memory banks of our children." - Charles R. Swindoll

My daughter told me recently, she cherishes the following note that I wrote to her many years ago:

Honey,

I am with you, around you, for you, and beside you --...

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Our Attitude Is Everything

(0) Comments | Posted September 9, 2014 | 6:44 PM

Charles R. Swindoll, author of the widely read book, The Grace Awakening, writes this about attitude, "The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude is more important than the past, than education, money, circumstances, failures and successes and much more than what other...

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Love as a Virtue and a Principle

(0) Comments | Posted September 3, 2014 | 1:34 PM

Hafiz, the Sufi mystic and poet stated,

"The subject tonight is love and for tomorrow night as well, as a matter of fact I know of no better topic for us to discuss until we all die."

We often think of love as an emotion we experience, an emotion...

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It Is All About Being Happy

(4) Comments | Posted August 21, 2014 | 7:17 PM

Aristotle said, "to be happy is the whole aim and end of human existence." Even if we are only in the process of intentionally working toward becoming a happier person, the results of this effort makes us feel better, boosts our energy, immunity, and creativity, while strengthening our relationships and...

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Enriching Our Lives With Empathy

(1) Comments | Posted August 16, 2014 | 3:56 PM

Empathy is the experience of understanding another person's condition from their perspective. You place yourself in their shoes and feel what they are feeling. It is an acknowledgement of our shared experience as humans and recognition that we all feel grief and loss and pain and fear. If you have...

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Cultivating An Attitude Of Gratitude

(0) Comments | Posted August 8, 2014 | 5:15 PM

Cicero, in ancient Roman times, believed that gratitude was the, "parent of all other virtues." Gratitude is the feeling and attitude of appreciation for the benefits we have received or expect to receive. The feeling of genuine gratitude opens the channels for more goodness to enter into our life experience....

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