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in each day a new beginning unfolds

In each day a new beginning unfolds. Actually a new beginning unfolds in each and every moment. And as it does, you have the opportunity to start anew. It amazes me how many new beginnings I’ve had in my life, regardless of my age. When I was in my twenties, I was convinced that by […]

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a search for purpose

A guest post by Chad Davis When I was a kid I wanted to be a veterinarian, just like my uncle. I had always loved animals of all different kinds, and so the decision seemed to fit. After a few years of concentrating myself intensely on one day becoming a veterinarian—all before the age of […]

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be careful what you wish for

A guest post by Roo Mulligan There is a saying, “be careful what you wish for because you just might get it.” When I was a child we used to tell a little story and sing a song that illustrated this saying. The story went like this: Once there was a boy who was walking […]

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how to live in the present instead of the future

I’ve written much about how to live in the present, as opposed to the past. But what about the future? What lies ahead? Humans have a keen desire to know what to expect next. And while it’s alright to wonder about the future, we must be careful not to project our own expectations into what […]

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the practice of letting go

A guest post by Anne – Sophie Reinhardt I grew up in a home where the scientific and matter-of-fact world view was the one most prevalent. My father, a general physician, and my mother, a pharmacist, were quite sceptic of everything that didn’t involve tangible matters and logic outcomes. As nature goes, I adopted a […]

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how i made meaning out of tragedy

A guest post by Maria Mooney The diagnosis of any illness, chronic, acute, or terminal, is a devastating, life-altering, earth-shattering, monumental moment in the life of the diagnosed individual, impacting all areas, including but not limited to vocation, social relationships, self-care, and recreational pursuits. A devastating diagnosis challenges and often shatters world views and belief […]

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why life is full of challenges

As you may have read in my recent post, I just went through a major change of plans. More specifically, I lost a significant source of my income. But apparently the Universe wasn’t done with me yet. In the days that followed, I contracted strep throat, got into a car accident, and was bit by […]

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letting go of achieving

A guest post by Chad Davis People are consumed with the idea of achieving. We must achieve academic excellence and earn a high school diploma, college degree, master’s degree, and finally a doctorate. We must then achieve the best position at the best law office or business partnership, earn copious amounts of money, and then […]

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your thoughts are you

A guest post by Tim Brownson The anomaly with self development is that it is one of the easiest things out there to explain, but one of the most difficult to implement. There is a book called ‘As A Man Thinketh’ that was written around the turn of the 20th century by English philosopher James […]

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our present future

A guest post by Sheila Prakash When a child gets bullied, what does he or she learn? When a child hears “not now”, “just shut-up”, “you are so irritating”, what does he or she learn? When an adult gets verbally, emotionally, or physically abused, what do they learn? Simply said, they learn ‘I am not […]

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how to get peace of mind

Recently I found out, that one of my major life plans has been substantially altered, due to circumstances beyond my control. These plans were something that I cared deeply about. Finding myself unprepared for the changes, I scrambled for a solution. The incident left me wondering how to get peace of mind in life, in […]

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