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Murray W. Nabors, Ph.D. is a Professor of Biology with a research interest in genetic engineering. He is Dean of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Missouri Western State University. He grew up in Oklahoma and is a graduate of Yale University and Michigan State. Now, he lives with his family on a small farm near Saint Joseph, Missouri with numerous dairy goats, cows, horses, dogs, cats, and other animals.

His publishing credits include The Magical Dozen, a cutting edge self-help book; a book of romantic western Christmas stories; three novels about the Oregon Trail; and his latest book, The Adventures of Terrence the Tabby Cat—Terrence and the Terrible Jack Russells. For more information, please visit,, and

He is interested in providing unique combinations of traditional and alternative techniques to stimulate personal growth and to help people renew hope, achieve goals, and realize dreams. He has a weekly radio show, Achieving Your Dreams in a Crazy World, at 

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Today’s Brilliance from Murray Nabors

I've overcome stage IV metastasized melanoma and atrial fibrillation as well as achieved a lot of personal goals I thought impossible. So I tell people that whatever problem they are facing, There Is Always a Way to solve it. You simply have to find the way and follow instructions. Most times you can find someone else who dealt successfully with exactly your challenge and learn a lot from them. Other times you must chart a course on your own. Scary but fun stuff! Everything you want to do in life has directions, whether it's changing the oil in your car,…

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