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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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Vitamin F: Forgiveness And Freedom

Vitamins have the capacity of enhancing our health so we can function optimally. But we need more than traditional vitamins to be at our best, so let’s look at another ingredient that affects our health. I’ve taken the liberty to … Continue reading

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Learning To Be Fully Present With Our Life

During my years of teaching high school, I practiced being fully present with my students so they knew they were heard and respected. As a wife I have worked to be fully present with my husband when we need to … 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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Running On Empty

You know the awful feeling when the car starts to sputter and then rolls to a stop? The first thought is, “What’s wrong?” and the second thought is, “How could I have let this happen?” I have run out of … Continue reading

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The Power of Perseverance

The movie “Ride Like a Girl” tells the story of Michelle Payne, who was born in Australia in 1985, the youngest of ten children. Her father Paddy was a racehorse trainer. When Michelle was six months old, her mother had … Continue reading

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Not Yet

In a TEDx talk, Dr. Carol Dweck of Stanford University described a high school in Chicago that does not give a failing grade when a student doesn’t pass a class. Instead they give a “Not Yet.” In Dr. Dweck’s words, … Continue reading

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Fragile: Handle With Loving Care

Handing me the phone my husband said, “It’s the dermatologist’s office.” As I listened, the nurse informed me that the biopsy on my leg showed severe stage pre-cancer tissue with horizontal spreading roots. Surgery to remove it needed to be … Continue reading

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Finding Our Way

Elizabeth Kubler-Ross writes, “The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, sensitivity, and an understanding … Continue reading

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