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a stepping stone

Some situation, circumstance, or experience that serves to assist one in reaching or progressing toward a goal or desired outcome. While I wasn't paid during my internship with the law firm, it acted as a superb stepping stone to getting hired as a full-time legal assistant at another firm.
See also: step, stone
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Stepping Stones North Wales has been offering counselling and specialist support to adult victims and survivors of childhood sexual abuse for 30 years.
In developing the Healthyville traveling exhibit, Stepping Stones worked in partnership with many community organizations and advisors, including the Bright Bodies Program at Yale School of Medicine, Norwalk Health Department, Norwalk Hospital, Yale-Griffin Prevention Research Center, Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital, the Yale School of Public Health and the Yale School of Medicine.
Marc Shepherd, year nine, said: "The new stepping stones are really good.
However he said he had observed Mr Phillips' work with the children in Stepping Stones Care Service, who he said could be quite aggressive, and found Mr Phillips always dealt with such situations professionally.
And anyone who would like to offer support or learn more about the school can contact Stepping Stones on 01 5054398.
Stepping Stones, based in Small Heath but co-ordinated by national charity Spurgeons, runs three outreach services in Birmingham reportedly at risk of losing the council funding they rely on.
If anybody would like to support Stepping Stones write to Stepping Stones, PO Box 2, Wrexham, LL11 1WY, ring 01978 352717 or visit steppingstonesnorthwales.
And beyond that first stepping stone there is a second that also seems within reach.
Created in 2006 by business leaders and funders, Stepping Stones provides new entrepreneurs with resources to accelerate the growth of their businesses and to help them become successful firms that are financially viable.
Reincarnation: Stepping Stones of Life is a straightforward description and explanation of the reincarnations process.
A total of 40,000 copies of Stepping Stones NH will be printed.
Chapters outline Seven Stepping Stones to motivate oneself and improve one's quality of life, such as "Believing You Can Have What You Want", "Harnessing the Power of Intention", and "Staying True to Your Vision.
A: Veronica repens is a small-leafed, blue- or white-flowered ground cover recommended for planting between the cracks of stepping stones.
From wrapping paper to mosiac stepping stones, African rain sticks, paper mache sculptures, clay vases and more, Art On A Shoestring is brimming with ideas for creative stimulation.
It is the fifth comprehensive manual of its type published by Stepping Stones to Success.