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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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The Power Of Patience

Patience is a necessary virtue for life management that lowers stress and leads to decisions based on thoughtfulness and clarity. It is a way of being that improves our experiences, calms our frustrations, and transforms challenges into growth. Patience is … Continue reading

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The Gift Of Asking, “Are You OK?”

We’ve all had the experience of struggling with a difficult situation. It can be cancer, divorce, the passing of a loved one, sudden loss of income, unkind words, or plans disrupted. Asking each other if we’re OK is a gift … Continue reading

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Beginning A New Year

Not only are we beginning a new year, we’re beginning a new decade. As we accept the invitation of this threshold, I would like to suggest that what we need most after this crazy year is to give and receive … Continue reading

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A Christmas Blessing

A few years ago I wrote this Christmas blessing, and we now read it every December.  John O’Donohue defines a blessing as, “A circle of light drawn around a person to protect, heal, and strengthen them.”  And so this year … 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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The Art Of Mono-Tasking

To appreciate the art of mono-tasking (doing one thing at a time) we first need to look at multi-tasking (doing several things at a time). It’s now December when the temptation to do too much is high, so let’s take … 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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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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