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No Matter What Happens, There’s Always Hope

Eva Kor is a Holocaust survivor. When she was 10, she and her twin sister were used in medical experiments by a doctor in Auschwitz. Eva was injected with a deadly germ, and when the doctor saw how sick she … Continue reading

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Holding Hands During A Pandemic

Do you remember The Beatles song “I Want to Hold Your Hand”?  The lyrics suggest we feel happy and loved when we hold hands and, after the research I’ve just read, The Beatles were on to something important. Science has … Continue reading

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It’s Autumn — Let’s Turn Over A New Leaf

After living many years in northern states where seasonal change is more dramatic, I now enjoy the subtle seasonal changes of Florida. But northern autumn colors have always been my favorite, and I still relish taking fall internet color tours. … Continue reading

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Is Happiness Really A Choice?

Our days are filled with choices, but the most important one is our attitude. Sometimes we feel the choice to be happy is out of our control because we have a cancer diagnosis, are living through a pandemic, or our … Continue reading

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Hidden Treasure: Our Inner Resources

We all have times when we wonder if the buried treasure of our inner resources is actually there. When we’re discouraged or depleted, our doubt in our abilities to cope may be especially strong as we wonder what happened to … Continue reading

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Horses and Healing

A couple of years ago I received a picture of a handsome horse leaning out of a barn door. Around the picture were these words, “There is something about the outside of a horse that’s good for the inside of … Continue reading

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Sacred Idleness

The skies were grey, the wind steady, and the rain constant throughout the day. Project plans were set aside and my husband and I decided to nourish ourselves with a day of sacred idleness. That meant sharing thoughts uninterrupted, spending … Continue reading

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Creating Inner Peace

We often hear remarks about the importance of peace on the world stage, especially as it relates to war. We are taught that conflicts and battles over differences need to be fought and won. But what if we adjusted our … Continue reading

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Have you had your hug today?

Sometimes it’s the smallest things that carry the biggest impact.  Once in a while my husband and I look at each other and say, “Something’s missing – we haven’t had a hug yet today!” and promptly correct the situation.   Hugging … Continue reading

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