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Oct 26

2015

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Do you truly Love?

Do you truly love? M. Scott Peck from his book “The Road Less Traveled” gives an eye-opening definition of love which I find intriguing. He claims love is “the will to extend one’s self for the purpose of nurturing one’s own or another’s spiritual growth.”

A wise teacher once stated, “True love is not so much a matter of romance as it is a matter of anxious concern for the well-being of one’s companion.” The Bible reminds us that “God is love,” and Gandhi teaches that “where there is love there is life.” Read more →

Apr 29

2015

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A Simple Choice

One quality successful people have is doing simple yet positive actions which lead toward their goals—and doing them consistently–day in, day out.

Jeff Olson in “The Slight Edge” contends that “ Everything that you need to transform your life is easy to do…every action you need to take to make any and all of your dreams come true is easy.”

So why are most of us unhealthy, unfulfilled and financially burdened? Read more →

Mar 16

2015

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Take the High Road!

“Take the high road!” You may hear this when being given advice to let go of a petty grievance or forgive someone. But what does taking the high road really mean?  I believe it is being true to the highest in ourselves and others.  Let me explain:

Taking the high road is being able to set and clearly explain appropriate boundaries and hold to those boundaries when needed. Others may throw tantrums or act inappropriately then turn around and want you to take responsibility for their actions. This is where you stand in truth, and allow them to experience the consequences of their own actions. Read more →

Jan 05

2015

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Friend or Enemy?

 

One of my favorite authors, Marianne Williamson, wrote: “May we not succumb to thoughts of violence and revenge today, but rather to thoughts of mercy and compassion. We are to love our enemies that they might be returned to their right minds.”

Who is your enemy? Anyone with whom you have any kind of angst or feelings of discord. Often our biggest enemy is ourselves. Haven’t you at times felt angst and discord within? Read more →

Oct 17

2014

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Nurturing Self

As summer fun has turned into school schedules, and life has moved to more structure, it’s now time to think a little bit about yourself! Have you put yourself on your to-do list yet? Taking care of ourselves is often on the bottom of the list or left off all together! Why? Read more →

Sep 26

2014

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What is Enabling?

Sometimes we do things which we think are motivated by love, but instead enable a destructive behavior. How can we tell the difference?

We enable when we eliminate naturally occurring consequences of another’s behavior. Read more →

Sep 10

2014

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Resistance or a Soft Heart

Why do we sometimes push away the very thing we desperately desire or need? This happened to me just yesterday. I was given a compliment but was not able to receive it fully. Instead of accepting it at face value and seeing it as a genuine gesture of love, I chose to hold it at arm’s length, analyzing it to death.  Read more →

May 28

2014

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Courage and Risk

This week I’ve been rereading a fascinating book by M. Scott Peck, “The Road Less Traveled.” Peck writes,

“Courage is not the absence of fear; it is the making of action in spite of fear, and moving out against the resistance engendered by fear into the unknown and into the future. On some level spiritual growth, and therefore love, always requires courage and involves risk.” Read more →