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KNOWING WHEN TO QUIT

Haven’t we all made the decision, at some point in time, to stop doing what no longer felt right? It can be an act of emancipation that encourages a step toward a more satisfying life. It can also be a … Continue reading

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Inspiring Survivor Stories

INSPIRING SURVIVOR CHOICES Sharing our stories of overcoming tough situations can uplift, teach, and inspire others facing difficult scenarios. Recently I encountered the moving stories of two young women who turned around their devastating cancer diagnosis by making creative, productive … Continue reading

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Connecting Through Compassion

CONNECTING THROUGH COMPASSION Nurturing our connections is always important, but right now current events and personal challenges have made this even more critical. Isolation and polarized views are challenging our connection to compassion for both ourself and others. Our differences … Continue reading

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DOING MORE OF WHAT TRULY MATTERS

We live in a culture where more is honored – more work, more status, more money, and more things. The message of limitlessness may sound freeing, but it can be just the opposite. Nicole Leatherman describes it as, “shackles with … Continue reading

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Working Together

One of the key components in human nature is thought to be cooperation. It certainly took teamwork for our early ancestors to survive, so group effort has proved its staying power. There’s a growing body of scientific research that confirms … Continue reading

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Finding “Yes” In A COVID Christmas

A year ago, no one could have anticipated what this December would look like. Added to an uncontrolled pandemic are political unrest, racial injustice, and personal problems. This could easily turn us into Ebenezer Scrooge, the grand pooh-bah of holiday … Continue reading

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It’s Time To Lighten Up

Do you need a hearty laugh as much as I do? We’re all dealing with a load of stressors and the holidays are here. It’s time to take a break and lighten up. As I read about the benefits of … Continue reading

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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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