Archive for June, 2013

Let Go of Control

If we are facing in the right direction, all we have to do is keep on walking.      ~Proverb Here’s an article on the healing power of learning to let go, that we liked a lot, by psychologist and author Dr. Amy Johnson.  We hope that you will like it too: Let Go of Control: […]

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What Really Matters

There is no such thing as failure. Failure is just life trying to move us in another direction.      Oprah Winfrey  As graduation season has just passed, we want to share excerpts from five of our favorite speeches to the college graduates of 2013.  These excerpts remind and challenge us all with some of the […]

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Everything in My Life Has Brought Me Here

Everything in my life has brought me here.      Rainer Maria Rilke I (Michael) had worked hard on a paper for high school senior year Problems of Democracy class.  I thought that it was good.  My teacher did not.  When he handed back our papers a few days after turning them in I barely received […]

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Questions are Easy. Listening is Hard

In a recent Psychology Today posting, Jonathan Fields, founder of the Good Life Project, speaker and author wrote the entry – Questions are Easy.  Listening is Hard.  In our opinion it is an excellent statement on the value of listening and the human connections that really listening can create. Here is an excerpt: When you listen deeply, the […]

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The Craving to Be Appreciated

The deepest principle in human nature is the craving to be appreciated. — William James Several months ago we had written a post entitled You Have Worth. We’ve received more response to that post than any other we have written. One that touched us the most was this one from a woman named Anne: My […]

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This Is Water … Part 2

In 2005, author and philosopher David Foster Wallace gave a celebrated speech to the graduates of Kenyan College, in Ohio. It was entitled, This is Water: Some Thoughts, Delivered in a Significant Occasion, about Living a Compassionate Life. Since living a compassionate life is something that we deeply believe is what life is meant to […]

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This is Water … Part 1

In 2005, author and philosopher David Foster Wallace gave a celebrated speech to the graduates of Kenyan College, in Ohio. It was entitled, This is Water: Some Thoughts, Delivered in a Significant Occasion, about Living a Compassionate Life. Since living a compassionate life is something that we deeply believe is what life is meant to […]

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That Safe Place

I’m selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can’t handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don’t deserve me at my best.       Marilyn Monroe A huge part of our job, our mission, calls for us […]

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Michael and Tom on TV

Michael and Tom will appear on Life Esteem, On Sunday, June 2, from 6:00 – 6:30a.m. on WHP TV 21, Harrisburg, PA, discussing the mission of Someone To Tell It To and the work we do together.   If you are located in the WHP viewing area and can tune in or DVR the program we […]

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