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Saying Goodbye to Bingo: A Life Lesson in Letting Go of Life

I.   Our family had a special voice we used in order to talk on behalf of our dog, Bingo. “Bingo’s voice” was high pitched and raspy — a sort hybrid of whininess and spunk. A blend of his adorable neurosis … Continue reading

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Be Aware: Training Your “Puppy Mind”

A puppy can be trained to be a faithful and loving companion. So can your mind. Practitioners of meditation often use the term “monkey mind” to describe the untrained mind: a mind that grasps wildly and randomly at whatever passes … Continue reading

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Be The Answer: Alec’s Story (or “The only answer to a prayer I ever needed”)

I’ve been an educator most of my adult life.  Over the years I’ve seen many children whose small and innocent lives were consumed with anger and depression — traumatized by violence, deprivation, and untenable circumstances. But, there was one boy … Continue reading

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Be Wise: The lesson you can learn from Eeyore the “Awfuller”

“Good morning, Eeyore,” said Pooh. “Good morning, Pooh Bear,” said Eeyore gloomily. “If it is a good morning, which I doubt,” said he. “Why, what’s the matter?” “Nothing, Pooh Bear, nothing. We can’t all, and some of us don’t. That’s … Continue reading

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Be Kind: Practice kindness in everything (and I mean EVERYTHING) you do

Kindness. It’s the gift we give to people and animals. Right? Well, yes. But not that alone. Kindness is not just an emotion we feel toward living, breathing beings. Kindness is an energy that abides within you that is waiting … Continue reading

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Be Joyful: A Missing Diamond is Cause for Celebration

I was at a meeting in a local coffee shop when I saw it. Or rather, when I didn’t see it. The diamond from my engagement ring. The symbol of undying love and commitment that I have been wearing every … Continue reading

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Love is Your Superpower!

Love is our Superpower. Love gives us strength, providing us the power to create shining diamonds of insight from the rough and rugged coal of hard experience. Love gives us X-ray vision, offering us the ability to see beneath the hard … Continue reading

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How To Be True: Remembering your divine purpose

Imagine the moments just before you were born — milliseconds before you made your grand entrance and drew your first, jagged, shocking breath of air.  In those last few moments before you emerged, your soul, held tenderly in the hands … Continue reading

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How To Be Compassionate: You really have nothing better to do . . .

My clock-radio is always set to wake me to the morning news.  Sometimes I question the wisdom of this decision.  Most of the stories that are broadcast in the morning are not especially uplifting or motivating.  I often think that … Continue reading

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How to Be Courageous: Is love really a battlefield?

Back in 1983, Pat Benetar released the song  “Love is a Battlefield”. Well, some three decades later, it continues to strike a chord in many people.  It has been covered by singers like Cher, Carrie Underwood, Selena Gomez, Shakira, and … Continue reading

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