It’s All Good

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Wonder

I spent a little time this holiday season with my nieces and nephews and although I felt genuine happiness seeing them as fine young adults now, I couldn’t help but notice that I also felt a little sadness. As I reflected back on their adolescence, what I remember most was how many questions they used […]

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Christmas

Like so many of us, I had a number of things to cross off my list before Christmas arrived. Presents to buy, cards to write, menus to plan, not to mention all of the giftwrapping as well. And with all these things to do to get everything just right for the holidays, I find myself […]

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Relationships

Remember that feeling you had when you began a relationship with a new friend or that special someone? Your life at that point might have been all work and no play and you adored their sense of adventure or spontaneity, or maybe you were feeling a little scattered at that time and you admired their […]

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Urgency

Like many of us, I have always admired firefighters and the role they play in our society, rushing in to save the day when tragedy strikes. Last week, I not only admired them but felt like I had actually become one, running around from one fire to the next with that constant rush of adrenalin […]

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Love

I don’t know about you, but I’m starting to get tired: tired of the bickering, tired of the arguing and tired of negativity. I’m tired of listening to people justify their actions of fear and hate with words such as freedom and democracy. I’m tired of hearing people offer up solutions on how to deal […]

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Avoidance

Many of us struggle to make changes in our lives simply because we haven’t made the decision to do so. Oh sure, we have tried to make changes at times, but trying to change is very different from deciding to change. A decision is about resolving a question in our mind and coming to a […]

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Self-esteem

Maslow’s hierarchy of needs is a theory in psychology proposed by Abraham Maslow in his 1943 paper, A Theory of Human Motivation. He describes the five stages of growth in human beings beginning with our basic physiological needs, such as food, water and sleep. Once those are met, we then require a long-term feeling of […]

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Misses

Over the last three weeks, I have been in three heated disagreements, felt overwhelming anger seven times, cried four times, felt anxiety twice and depressed once. And, honestly, I couldn’t be more excited about my future. Many of us know the sound of that little voice inside, the one that is always whispering a gentle […]

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Acceptance

Some of us are familiar with American theologian Reinhold Niebuhr’s Serenity Prayer that reads: God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference. What I find most interesting about this prayer is not just the sage advice and comfort […]

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Cause and Effect

A few weeks ago, my father found himself bedridden after having a bad fall in his kitchen. The pain from damage to some tendons in his leg was quite unbearable at times, but he settled in and started his path to healing. After a couple of weeks, the pain in his leg was finally beginning […]