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You Are Bigger Than What is Happening Around You

September 15, 2019 “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”—Margaret Mead There have been acts of barbarism since the beginning of time. What we’re seeing today isn’t a new phenomenon. I suspect it seems new, or maybe worse is a …

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In Self-Awareness, the Cracks Are What Matter

August 18, 2019 Self-awareness, especially of our flaws, can be a gift or curse. It’s tricky. Self-awareness as a gift can save us from drowning in self-righteousness. It can keep us humble and approachable and able to feel compassion for the foibles of others along with our own. As Leonard Cohen offered in his poignant song, …

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What Do You Hunger For?

July 7, 2019 Now here is my secret. It is very simple. It is only with one’s heart that one can see clearly.  What is essential is invisible to the eye. — Antoine De Saint-Exupery I hunger for truth. I hunger for kindness. I hunger for friendships that are both comforting and illuminating. I hunger …

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Emotional First Aid: Go for the Feeling, Not the Thing

June 23, 2019 Getting things (and the hunt for them) can be exhilarating. Chasing the newest toy, fanciest car, biggest house, post gone viral, more followers and likes — all can generate a short-term feeling of excitement and even euphoria. Actualization of our desires can add sparkle and entertainment. However, that approach can also make …

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Emotional Pain, Friend or Foe?

May 26, 2019 We human beings are hard-wired to avoid pain and seek pleasure. With regard to emotional pain, that begs the question is there any possibility of changing our negative relationship with it? Is there a way to avoid it less so that we can benefit more from the lessons it offers? I think …

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Thinking Is Not Doing

May 12, 2019 “One day you will wake up and there won’t be any more time to do the thing you’ve always wanted to do.  Do it now.” – Paulo Coelho Life can be hard.  Sometimes it’s easier to think about what we want to do, than to actually do it. Sometimes we get thinking and …

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