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Yearly Archives: 2013

Why Stories Are Important

We tell and listen to stories all of our lives, from kids on the playground talking about a cartoon they saw on TV or from their imagination to going out after work with our co-workers to let off a little steam and to share our thoughts about the day, our jobs, our bosses, our spouses, our children and our lives.…

It’s Okay to Change Course

“If you follow every dream, you might get lost…”  Neil Young, The Painter Watching The Voice or American Idol or You Think You Can Dance, the young singing and dancing contestants all say the same thing to the judges: “This is my dream.  I don’t know what I’d do if I couldn’t do this.” Well, here’s a reality check: not…

What’s on Your Bucket List?

In the 2007 movie, The Bucket List, Morgan Freeman and Jack Nicholson are two terminally ill old guys who want to jump out of airplanes, drive race cars, get tattoos and motorcycle on the Great Wall of China before they “kick the bucket”, an old euphemism for dying. Now the term “Bucket List” is synonymous for living out your dreams before…

Courage is a Part of Our Daily Lives

Life requires courage in so many unexpected and unheralded ways. Perhaps there was no better example of this than watching the videos of people in Boston running to help those hurt from the explosion at the Boston Marathon yesterday rather than running in the other direction.  What propelled those folks to go toward the unknown at the possible risk to…

We All Worry

“If there is no solution to the problem then don’t waste time worrying about it. If there is a solution to the problem then don’t waste time worrying about it.” —Dalai Lama We all worry whether it’s about our children, our significant other and our jobs, how much we weigh, what we look like, the state of our country or…

Failure Can Lead to Success

We too often pay lip service to failure as a positive life lesson when our child doesn’t make the team or she doesn’t get a good grade on a test or some goal we were reaching for didn’t happen. We’re full of platitudes and clichés about failure making us stronger. But do we really believe them? 

Forgiveness Helps You Heal

“Forgive others, not because they deserve forgiveness but because you deserve peace.”   —Unknown Forgiveness can be the hardest of things especially if you feel the hurt you’ve experienced is so egregious and painful it seems that nothing will ever wipe it away. That’s often the case when couples divorce or a friend hurts another. While it may feel that the…

Who Are You?

“The world will ask you who you are, and if you do not know, the world will tell you”…Carl Jung No matter where you go, after brief introductions people always ask, “What do you do?’ What they’re really asking is, “Who are you?” because we usually categorize people we meet according to their occupation. It’s just one of the processes…

You Find What You’re Looking For

We’re always looking for something in our lives, from meaningful relationships to finding our lost keys or the socks the dryer has eaten, which you known you’ll probably never find. But what we’re talking about here is finding what you think you’ll find as you go about your day in a deeper way.  Some things are givens such as whether…

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In the course of our daily lives we sometimes forget that the wisdom of the past, whether a poem, a saying or a story, can often illuminate the very universal moments we are living in. We rediscovered this famous poem and felt it was worthy of sharing and certainly applicable to today’s fast paced world. We encourage our readers to…

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