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A Thanksgiving Blessing

The Gift of Pain (Jessica Chilton) This year when gathered round the tableExalt gratitude like tradition evokes.Be thankful for all that you have, give, love, and know.Bless the food, the chefs, the earth.Relish in the togetherness —–No matter how it … Continue reading

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You Raise Me Up

“You Raise Me Up” is the title of a song with lyrics by Irish songwriter Brendan Graham. The song took time to come to America, but when it did interpretations by artists like Josh Groban touched an emotional chord of … Continue reading

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Staying Mentally Strong In Tough Times

Although the causes may differ, we all have times when life becomes difficult. Right now there are many stressors, and mental health is more important than ever. Staying mentally strong gives us what we need to navigate challenges successfully. Just … Continue reading

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Releasing What No Longer Works

Taking some time to think about what is no longer serving us can be a life changer. When we feel stressed, discontented, or overwhelmed, we are experiencing indicators that something isn’t working. Some of the culprits that can keep us … 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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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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Finding Our Inner Zen

According to the Dalai Lama, “The inner peace of an alert and calm mind is the source of real happiness and good health.” This is a helpful definition of our inner Zen. Our lives are full of voices from news … Continue reading

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Nurturing Through Nature

Whether it’s walking on the beach, sitting under a tree watching the sun dance on the leaves, or kayaking the Indian River Lagoon, being outdoors nurtures our body, mind, and spirit. Even during illness we can benefit from sitting outside … Continue reading

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