Archive for April, 2013

Your Gift Offers Someone To Tell It To

I have found that among its other benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver.      Maya Angelou He needed someone to tell it to.  We had no idea who we were meeting, what he needed to share.  A mutual friend accompanied him to meet us late that afternoon.  He wasn’t comfortable “going to an […]

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Living a Lie

Fooling yourself can have devastating consequences, especially in the domains of money, career, sexual identity and relationships. Meet four people, in this Psychology Today article – “Living a Lie” – who fought their way to an authentic life.

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This is What I Have Been Waiting For

Why are you crying?  I just think I never expected this kind of response.  This is kind of my dream.     from “Britain’s Got Talent”     There’s a video that’s exploded on YouTube recently, getting over 2 million views so far.  It’s of a young British woman named Alice Fredenham and her audition on Britain’s Got […]

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We All Need Someone to Witness Our Lives

Someone to tell it to is one of the fundamental needs of human beings. Miles Franklin Relationships take work. We must be intentional with them, cultivating them and nurturing them if we want them to thrive and survive. In her article – Five Basic Human Needs – author and life coach Deb Melton writes about […]

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Vulnerability, the Secret to Intimacy

Take a look at this insightful article – Vulnerability, the Secret to Intimacy – by professor and researcher Brené Brown, who writes about how being vulnerable is the key to us creating deeper, more intimate relationships.  Professor Brown states clearly how the more we are open with others, the more we find fulfillment, longevity, affection […]

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In Life, There Simply are No Answers to All of Our Questions

At the end of the day, the questions we ask of ourselves determine the type of people that we will become.                    Leo Babauta In life, there simply are no answers to all of our questions.  No matter how much we ask or wonder there will always be some that remain a mystery […]

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I really don’t know what to do

      Not knowing when the dawn will come I open every door.      Emily Dickinson I really don’t know what to do. She reached out to us with these words, plaintive and despairing.  She feels lost, alone.  She is uncertain if a dawn will come to her again.  But still she reached out […]

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A Hunger for Authenticity

Our headspace is messier than we pretend, they say, and the search for authenticity is doomed if it’s aimed at tidying up the sense of self, restricting our identities to what we want to be or who we think we should be. Karen Wright,  “Dare to be Yourself”   Earlier this week we had the […]

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It Sat and Listened …

She knew it was not going to be good news.  That gnawing pain in the pit of the stomach was getting worse and, when the whites of her eyes turned yellow (for example), she knew she had to see the doctor.  The CAT scan confirmed what the Disease Management Care Blog (DMCB) already knew: it was […]

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Our Deep Roots

Trees that grow tall have deep roots.  Great height without depth is dangerous … without great depth we easily let others determine who we are. Henri Nouwen What gives you your roots? What provides you with a solid foundation, a firm footing for your life? What enables you to withstand the inevitable storms, disappointments and […]

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