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The Peace of Wild Things

By Wendell Berry When despair for the world grows in me and I wake in the night at the least sound in fear of what my life and my children’s lives may be, I go and lie down where the … Continue reading

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What can we affirm right now in this very moment for ourselves that is real, no matter how small it may be?

By Angela Escobar In a discussion forum I participated in this week, Dr. Arlette Poland made a suggestion to a peer that really spoke to me in a powerful way: “Never give yourself an affirmation that is stated in the … Continue reading

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Gratitude Unlocks the Fullness of Life

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life.  It turns what we have into enough, and more.  It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity.  It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a … Continue reading

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We the Sea

By: Janet Paleo Not a footstep to be heard   Not a fingerprint to be found   Not an impression left   On the shore   Of the sea. I wrote this poem a very long time ago when life seemed so bleak and dark. … Continue reading

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Now Is The Time…

…to listen for the birdsong. Whether you’re in the wilderness,    or in the “Big Smoke”,    listen for the songs of birds. Somehow, somewhere, they will be near you. They offer a sign of optimism,    of the rhythms … Continue reading

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Hope for Diana

By: Angela Escobar For Diana, high school was a social nightmare.  College was filled with hours of studying in isolation.  After graduation, she landed a job that forced her socialize with others.  She had a phone at her work desk … Continue reading

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43 Ways to Turn Life’s Difficulties into Opportunities

By: Angela Escobar “Don’t let life’s difficulties and obstacles get the best of you. Stick with it. Improve. Learn. Grow. Go. Persist. Persevere. Never, never quit. Don’t give up. You can do it. You will make it.” – Unknown We’re … Continue reading

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The Empty Chair at the Holiday Table: Getting Through Christmas After a Loss

By: Marie Hartwell-Walker, EdD, Marty Tousley, CNS-BC, FT, DCC, and Angela Escobar, MA, BCC “I have felt pain, I have endured hardship, I have suffered loss of loved ones and I have memories I want to forget. However, these things … Continue reading

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Finding Meaning in Tragedy and Moving on Stronger

By: Nanette Stein I’ve experienced a unique situation that has taught me a surprising lesson about the scope of the human races’ ability to choose love over hate, understanding over anger, and belief over fear. I’d rather not have to … Continue reading

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11 Things to Remember When You Think You’re Not Good Enough

Some days turn out better or worse than others – that’s a fact. But ultimately, the way we feel about our life and ourselves has the biggest impact on the outcome of each day.  Happiness and confidence can create outcomes … Continue reading

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