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Richard Kent Matthews (RichardSpeaks)

Joined 8 years ago from Portland, OR Metro Area




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Career Coach, Blogger, Writer, Speaker, LinkedIn Expert

How I spend my time in Portland...

I stay active by coaching people who are preparing for job interviews and taking them through the rehearsal process. I also volunteer (12 years) for Ride Connection, helping seniors and disabled folks learn how to use Portland's public transportation system. (Come visit. You can catch the light rail at the airport, get around the city with ease, and save money on rental cars. I know... cheap plug for the hometown!)

My favorite quote: "Be kind. For everyone is fighting a great battle." I do my best to live by that insight.

I've lived in Portland, Oregon, since 1988 after fair amounts of time in Vancouver, BC, Denver, Seattle, Los Angeles and San Francisco, plus Stuttgart, Germany during my military days.

My Life Work

I cut hair for a lot of years but after moving to Portland, I became a private caregiver (17 years); founded New Possibilities Center, Inc., a non profit New Thought spiritual center, in 1993 where I was senior minister through 1999. Officiated weddings and other cermonies until 2013. Since then it's been speaking, writing, and career coaching. (Boomers don't retire so fast anymore, in case you're wondering. Ha.)


My favorite foods are all vegetarian cuisine plus junky french fries and cookies once in a while. (We're all sinners on some level so forgiveness is necessary.)

How I Relax

Favorite pastimes: Blogging, keeping up with social media changes, delving into the various religions, spirituality, self improvement, and how to get more out my Mac. And my strange little HP Stream Notebook I got for Christmas in 2015 while my Mac was down with a bug.

My People

My life partner, Iris, passed away from liver cancer in January of 2014. She was 71.

I never knew cats could live so long, but mine, Annie, lived to the wise old age of 22. I spoiled her over the years with organic raw foods, purified water, and exercising her by making her chase her treats. It worked. (Annie's long life ended on Sept. 14, 2011.)

I spend a lot of my free time with great friends and my favorite sis in law, Linda, and her daughter--my niece--LaRae.

Thank you

Finally, blessings to you who pause here to read these words and the words of all the great writers at EzineArticles.com.

As Nikita Kruschev quipped, "Life is short. Live it up!"

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