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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...

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Simplicity -Basic, Solid Stuff

Simplicity, basic, solid stuff.  Not the layers of complication and fuss, and the added expense that clutters and confuses and obscures.  Simplicity is a plain, old, red apple, pencil and paper, a walk in...

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The Desolate State of Deep Depression

Is it possible to give another individual a map or a set of directions out of a state of depression? Depression is a hideously recognizable place.  It’s the flat, colorless, shadowy, bitter, wilderness of...

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Go Beyond -Consider

Consider for a moment, if you will, all that I am about to put forth – but the request is not in considering my words, they are in looking at yourself and your own...

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Pay Attention

Pay Attention. Do you turn the corners in your daily life and find surprises? Do you understand the signs that are popping up along the way? Navigating my world requires more than simple memory...

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I Made a Mistake

Oops, sorry, I made a mistake!  I was wrong. My bad. Please forgive me; that was my error.  Simple straight forward statements but not heard enough. Simple yes, but not always easy, and incredibly...

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Validation

In defining the term validation, words like approval, justification, and acceptance pop up. Some people I know almost never seek outside validation.  Self-validation is a term that Merriam-Webster offers and defines as  “the feeling...