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Appreciation For What Is

“Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, but about learning to dance in the rain.” – Vivian Greene

Most people seem to be striving to get somewhere new, to acquire more than they have, to do something bigger, or to be someone better than they suppose themselves to be…Read More

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Learning to Enjoy Life

“It takes tremendous maturity to meet life, to really meet life, to meet all of life and not make ourselves wrong in the suffering. And that’s what makes us radiant.” – Richard Moss.

Most people seem to believe that the situations in their lives determine whether or not they can be happy and contented – whether they can really enjoy living…Read More

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Quietness and Solitude

“Each of us needs to withdraw from the cares that will not withdraw from us.” – Maya Angelou

How often do you fully grasp the concept that you have the power to step back from the difficult situations in your life?  Maybe you don’t ever do it (or maybe you do it in some ways that are not healthy), because you know that stepping back for a while won’t make the problems go away…Read More

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Relationships

 “The most empowering relationships are those in which each partner lifts the other to a higher possession of their own being.” – Teilhard de Chardin.

Wow!  This quote really sums it up.  Not only does it describe my own philosophy regarding relationships, but it succinctly states the findings of multiple studies and surveys on satisfaction in marriage and other intimate partner relationships…Read More

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