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Am I the Only One?

Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: “What! You too? I thought I was the only one. C.S. Lewis There is something truly liberating when you discover that you are not alone–when you know that others have thought the same negative thoughts, gone through the same maddening experiences, acted in…
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Alive

Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive and do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.Howard Thurman Have you ever asked yourself what makes you come alive? Have you ever seriously considered it – What brings you joy? What energizes you? What gives you a…
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Come Alive

Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive. H. Thurman Have you ever asked yourself what makes you come alive? Have you ever seriously considered it? What brings you joy? What energizes you? What Think back…
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Out of the Darkess, Into the Light

Every one of us is called upon, probably many times, to start a new life. A frightening diagnosis, a marriage, a move, loss of a job or a limb or a loved one, a graduation, bringing a new baby home: it’s impossible to think at first how this all will be possible. Eventually, what moves…
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Unknown Territory

It is the basic principle of spiritual life that we learn the deepest things in unknown territory. Often it is when we feel most confused inwardly and are in the midst of our greatest difficulties that something new will open. We waken most easily to the mystery of life though our weakest side. The areas…
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Strength NOT Weakness

Confronting our feelings and giving them appropriate expression always takes strength, not weakness….It takes strength to talk about our feelings and to reach out for help and comfort when we need it. ~Fred Rogers (“Mr. Rogers”) We live in a world which often tells us to ‘buck up’, to ‘pull ourselves up by your own…
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Security Blanket

Only when we are no longer afraid do we begin to live. Dorothy Thompson Several years ago when a friend of ours lost his job he went straight home and climbed into bed. He literally pulled the covers up over his head and lay there in that place of security for several hours. He processed…
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Top Five Regrets of Those Who Are Dying

We were recently sent this article from Britain’s The Guardian and we knew that we needed to share it. The message it gives is one we all need to take seriously. Top five regrets of the dying A nurse has recorded the most common regrets of the dying, and among the top ones is ‘I…
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Eat, Pray, Love

Life is a banquet. And most of you … are starving to death.from the broadway musical, MameWe have both recently seen the movie ‘Eat, Pray, Love’. If you haven’t seen the movie it is about a woman who goes through a mid-life crisis and is having difficulty finding peace. She loses her sense of balance…
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Discovering Self-Worth

You don’t have time. You’re on this earth for a dash of time, really. and then that’s it. And for some reason that reality and knowing that, it just changed everything. I felt that I don’t have any time to stay up all night worrying about what someone who doesn’t love me says about me…
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