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Cause and Effect

October 23, 2018

When my son died, I didn’t want to play the game anymore. His death broke every rule I thought was important. His death hurt my trust—not my faith—in God. It…

Feeling Overwhelmed Is a Trap

October 09, 2018

Feeling overwhelmed is a trap, a tricky one at that. When we’re overwhelmed, we see all that needs to be done and say, That’s too much. I can’t do it.…

Responsibility for Ourselves

September 25, 2018

Caretaking: the act of taking responsibility for other people while neglecting responsibility for ourselves. When we instinctively feel responsible for the feelings, thoughts, choices, problems, comfort, and destiny of others,…

Just Say Thanks for Everything

September 11, 2018

Gratitude isn’t a tool to manipulate the universe or God. It’s a way to acknowledge our faith that everything happens for a reason even if we don’t know what that…

Remember to Be Happy

August 28, 2018

The sign hangs on the wall of a bagel shop: “Don’t forget to be happy.” Sometimes we get so bogged down in dealing with feelings, issues, problems—the realities and details…

Take Responsibility for Your Life

August 14, 2018

Before you can jump out of the airplane, before you can fly solo in an airplane, before you can go on the whitewater rafting trip, before you can make a…

Accepting Help

July 31, 2018

Some of us have felt so alienated that we’ve forgotten we’re not alone. We’ve come to believe that we have to do it ourselves. Some of us have been abandoned.…

Give Gratitude a Try

July 17, 2018

A friend called in a cynical mood. He was disgusted with his job and his less-than-ideal house. “I want you to do something,” I said. “Practice being grateful for everything…

Trust Your Heart

July 03, 2018

For so long, you relied on your head. Now it’s time to make the shift—the great leap into your heart. Are you beginning to see how your head gets in…

Doing My Part

June 19, 2018

The surest way to become Tense, Awkward, and Confused is to develop a mind that tries too hard—one that thinks too much. — Benjamin Hoff, The Tao of Pooh The…