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Accepting and Treasuring

April 15th, 2007

Many years ago a book was written by Gail Sheehy entitled Passages, in which she described the various stages of life, from childhood to old age. This article is about another aspect of life which I feel is equally meaningful and that is about “Accepting” and “Treasuring”.
Our life is a passage in which many events occur that can be unpleasant or even tragic and may totally disrupt our lives. “Accepting” these occurrences, in some fashion and moving on

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How I Came to Be

April 15th, 2007

I have been a registered pharmacist for 52 years, and have always been very scientifically oriented.  About 30 years ago a remarkable event occurred which changed my life, and ultimately brought me into your home in the form of this newsletter.
I had attended one of the many “mind science” workshops which were common at that time.  This class presented me with a whole new way of thinking .  To put it simply, the idea was presented that

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Where Did the Child Go?

April 15th, 2007

You don’t stop playing because you grow old,
You grow old because you stop playing.
What are the things that children do to make them children? Most importantly they play. They can act childish and goofy, they do not wear costumes of who they are not, no need for introduction to other children, they can ooh and ah at the zoo, they will feed the ducks at the park, and so much more.
And what are some of the things that grownups do

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The Talking Stick

February 6th, 2007

There is a custom in American Indian culture known to some, as the tradition of The Talking Stick. It was used in powwows, which in Indian circles translates to a gathering of nations or a meeting. As the custom describes it, a single “stick” is passed around the circle, in order, and only when an individual is holding the stick, can that person that person can speak on the subject at hand. No one is allowed to speak,

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The Connection

February 6th, 2007

How often have you thought of someone to whom you have not spoken for years, and then they call you in the very next few minutes? Or one day, you meet a new person, and both of your lives change forever in what seems to be a most meaningful way. Perhaps you go into a room full of very depressed people, and you seem to “catch it” (the depressed mood that is). Many of us might remember, when as

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Stress, The Silent Killer

October 8th, 2006

Much has been said about stress, and the deleterious effect it can have on our lives.  However, I have never heard of it being on a death certificate as “the cause of death”.  The fact is that it is all too frequently a contributory cause to many diseases or even deaths
As most of us know acute stress historically has served a very useful purpose in lives of human beings.  In our early beginnings, when the “tiger” or the

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10 Choices To Reduce Stress

October 7th, 2006

1. Say NO! The test is “Will anybody die if I don’t do ………………..?”  Then make a choice based on what you truly desire to do.
2. Avoid perfection. Beware of the disease of “Perfectionitis”.  Relax you standards.
3.  Focus on understanding, rather then being understood. Focus on loving, rather than on being loved.
4.  Play hard and often. Make it a non-negotiable part of you life.
5.  Take one day at time. This time, today, is the only time that we really have. As best you can, try

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The Hot Stove and Red Flags

October 5th, 2006

Most of us would not touch a hot stove a second time. Even the smallest child learns that early on. Then why is it, at an emotional level, that many of us as adults, do not learn from past experiences, as the youngest child does?
The red flag in dealing with relationships is that vague, negative feeling, far down inside that says, “Seems like I have been here before”. As I view it, each relationship “wears a different costume”. And

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Perhaps a Glimpse?

February 26th, 2006

In 1999 my ninety four year mother, Tillie Harris died. One might say that she had lived a very fulfilling life. But the immediate events which occurred at the time of her death gave me pause to wonder about what might possibly be, after what we have labeled as death.
She had been living in a residential care home for some time. Her health began to fail during her last year of life. She suffered from a variety

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Dare To Vision, By Joanna Macy

February 25th, 2006

Just because we can’t see clearly how it’s going to turn out is no reason not to cook up the most vivid of dreams. Whatever takes birth out of the darkness can only do so if we have been able to imagine it. Sometimes I think our imagination is the least developed muscle in our repertoire. Let the future into your hearts and minds and into your imagination. We will never be able to build what we have not

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