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Strength and Resilience

First impressions may not be accurate but they are undoubtedly important.  Recently I asked a person quite close to me to consider one impression he initially had of me but which changed or was...

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Returning Presence

The knife that is wedged between my shoulder blades deepens as  I struggle to shake loose from the grip of strong arms holding me. Then, merely by opening my eyes and untangling  from the...

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Intentions

What do you suppose all of those good intentions that pave the road to hell really look like?  Perhaps some of your intentions are in that stretch of highway. Isn’t that your intention there...

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Uncertainty

It is a good time to take stock in what is really meaningful in these times of uncertainty.  There is a bizarre suspension on “normalcy” today that is allowing us to take an inventory...

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Belonging

Belonging is a human need. We are wired at birth to find connection to others. Brene Brown, a professor and researcher on social issues, and writer, states wisely that there is a difference between...

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Meaning and Purpose and Value

Meaning and purpose and value.  Silence has prevailed on my blog because it felt like I had lost sight of the reason that I write.  The words that appeared in the columns of my...

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Hard Truths

What is the difference between a hard truth and raw negativity?  Can you be honest with yourself about a character trait, a weakness you possess, or a challenge you face and own it as...

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Acceptance

Meditation looks at acceptance as a recurring theme. In attempting to define acceptance, Merriam Webster uses the word acceptable in the defintion.  This is, in itself, unacceptable. Acceptance, as explained by a presenter of...

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Living With Integrity

“Living with integrity” what does that phrase even really mean? Living in uprightness?  Being sincere? The offers of “Probity” and “rectitude” just made me snort. Defining the word integrity brought me to terms that...

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Relationships

People say, ”I’m in a relationship.” or  “My relationship is messy.” Defining the word relationship on its very face may seem straightforward, but try to define relationship in a single sentence. What is a...