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Coping with loss

One of the most difficult aspects of life is loss.  As we travel on our journey, people and places pass in and out of our lives.  They are there for a time and then they are gone.  It may be sudden and unexpected, or even with time to prepare, we are never fully ready for it when it comes.  As Heraclitus says,…

Learning to love ourselves

ur minds are amazing things. They allow us to perceive the world around us, and to make our own judgments on what we hear, see and touch. We then apply the sum of our experiences to make decisions, which in turn gives us more experience for future decision points. However, we cannot forget emotional bias.…

Sharing compassion

It’s unfortunate how often we hear comments like “this world is cruel, nobody ever helps each other!”  And sadly, this is often true.  Kindness and compassion seem to be rare enough to be noteworthy when we see it, while cruelty and selfishness often pass without comment. But is it truly cruelty that is the reason…