Archive for July, 2013

Our Coping Tools

It’s funny: I always imagined when I was a kid that adults had some kind of inner toolbox full of shiny tools: the saw of discernment, the hammer of wisdom, the sandpaper of patience. But then when I grew up I found that life handed you these rusty bent old tools – friendships, prayer, conscience, […]

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Finding the Beauty

If you look the right way, you can see that the whole world is a garden. ― Frances Hodgson Burnett, “The Secret Garden” Over the next several blog posts we are going to explore the subject of Resilience – bouncing back from hardship, adversity and trauma. Each post will explore a specific way we may […]

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To Forgive

Forgiveness is an act of the will, and the will can function regardless of the temperature of the heart. Corrie ten Boom Over the next several blog posts we are going to explore the subject of Resilience – bouncing back from hardship, adversity and trauma. Each post will explore a specific way we may be […]

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Unbreakable

You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it. Maya Angelou Over the next several blog posts we are going to explore the […]

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The Need for Validation

I’ve talked to 30,000 people on this show and they all wanted validation. Everyone wants to know: “Do you see me?”, “Do you hear me?”, “Does what I say mean anything?” Oprah Winfrey The article about her last show included this: “There were no grand surprises, no makeovers, or celebs, Taking the stage of her […]

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Wounded Healers

I don’t measure a man’s success by how high he climbs but how high he bounces when he hits bottom.      George Patton Every morning, we receive an email message from the Henri Nouwen Society, taken from the vast writings of the late scholar and theologian Henri Nouwen.   This week the Society’s series about tending […]

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Safe

Remember this. Hold on to this. This is the only perfection there is, the perfection of helping others. This is the only thing we can do that has any lasting meaning. This is why we’re here. To make each other feel safe.      Andre Agassi Both of us have recently returned from wonderful vacations with […]

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