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Cookies, Carrots and Clutter

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Given the choice do you choose to snack on cookies over carrots? If so, you’ll likely be surprised by stressful effects this choice has on your brain. We now know for instance, that our responses to daily stress, and everyday choices,  impact our ability to fight off and avoid anxiety… Read more »

Self Care for Bigger Ego?

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YIKES! Does self-care cause bigger egos and more conceit? Trolls say YES! We know that emotional and mental health means self-care and inner kindness. And we recognize that a growth mindset means focus on possibilities rather than fixate on problems. But can self-care become conceit and obsession with self? Along… Read more »

Alone and Lonely?

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Many of us feel alone and some feel especially lonely during this COVID pandemic. And if honest, most of us have felt isolated and without support at some time or other. Broken relationships, conflicts with peers, or disappointed expectations can exacerbate the alienation we suffer. Sadly we can cling to… Read more »

Hack Humanity to Determine Destiny

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We inspire what goes well today by first securing our sense of genuine belonging. Where is our value unconditional? Where is worth ensured? When amazing worth transforms our inner core, destiny’s light house illumines our way to amazing heights. Have you experienced it?  Regardless of where we stand, and in… Read more »

How Aware are You? A Quiz!

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Thomas Merton said, “People may spend their whole lives climbing the ladder of success only to find, once they reach the top that the ladder is leaning against the wrong wall.” What wall holds your ladder? Awareness, at its core, is a mindset conditioned to recognize the joy against which… Read more »

Could Faith Animate Goodness in Spite of Evil?

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People often ask, Where is God’s goodness and healing when evil persists and sometimes appears to overtake us? It’s really a question about being loved and supported when down. We wonder: Can we really embrace an immense beauty and goodness of God to help us navigate toxic difficulties and evils… Read more »

Can Grace Cover Covid Chaos?

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A good friend asked me recently where God is when people are dying with a pandemic nobody seems to be able to control. To address questions from a young man I golf with often over the years, I revisited the notion of evil we encounter and its impact on each… Read more »

What’s Wise for You?

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If you agree that pillars of knowledge often become portals of prestige and profit, where does wisdom dwell in you? Where can you expect to encounter knowledge that is meaningful and true? Wisdom ties together such emotions as kindness with valid knowledge and shared truths. It’s the hallmark between passion… Read more »