Grief and Loss Meditation Stress Uncategorized

Find the courage to give up what was lost

I misplaced — or lost — my keys, despite my ever-so-good intention to slow down and be careful. Misplacing keys is common for me. Metaphorically, perhaps I’m afraid of unlocking closed doors to find only skeletons are on the other side. Practically, misplacing my keys causes loss of time and increased distress and anxiety. My distress is even greater […]

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Blogging Goals Meditation Personal Development Relationships Uncategorized Writing

What will you learn by doing?

“You learn to speak by speaking, to study by studying, to run by running, to work by working; and just so you learn to love God and man by loving. Begin as a mere apprentice and the very power of love will lead you on to become a  master of the art.” Francis de Sales […]

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Meditation Mental health

Inches and seconds may be the only intervention

For the past month,  I’ve been co-facilitating a free weekly support group for people who were affected by last year’s Hurricane Harvey. Group members recount stories of how they were rescued and the achingly slow process of rebuilding their homes because of bureaucratic red tape. The purpose of the support group is to help participants […]

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Families Meditation Mental health Relationships Stress Uncategorized

Have you forgiven or forgotten it?

You had a disagreement with another person and in your mind you forgave. You were able to forgive them because you ended your relationship with them. But did you really forgive them or did you just forget them? The answer to that question will be revealed next time you unexpectedly run into them in a […]

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Addiction Recovery Goals Meditation Mental health Personal Development Relationships Stress Uncategorized Work stress

Fear corrodes you; here’s how to stop it

In the oil industry, rust build-up destroys pipes. The speed at which rust spreads depends on how reactive the pipe is to its environment. Corrosion specialists counteract rust and a pipeline’s natural environmental influences by depositing coating chemicals and shooting electric currents through the main pipe and re-directing the destruction to a secondary sacrificial metal. […]

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Meditation Mental health Stress Uncategorized Work stress

Remember to Breathe

Then the LORD God formed a man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being. (Genesis 2:7 NIV) Remember to breathe. In the Creation Story, the first burst of energy Human Kind experienced from God was the breath. Focus on your […]

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