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On March 11th 2011, an earthquake struck Japan along with a massive tsunami, killing tens of thousands of people and causing a nuclear melt down at the Fukushima Diachi Nuclear Power Plant. I had a comfortable life, living with my brother in a beautiful house a few blocks from my…

I appreciate truly all of you who contributed your own knowledge and ideas to my 3 questions about Christianity, I enjoyed your answers and respect every one of you for boldly sharing of your hearts, minds, and souls. I’ll leave that thread open for anyone who wants to offer further thoughts. My conversation with Deacon …

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True spiritual death is never experienced by any living creature, at least that is my belief. Our physical bodies may expire but souls live on for what we choose as our next experience or are karmicly forced into. I believe, at a certain point of fetal development, perhaps at heartbeat a soul enters its body …

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Many, if not all of us suffer or have suffered from fatigue and burnout. Lingering tiredness, exhaustion, a feeling of needing significant rest even after a night’s sleep. Both negative mental states have innumerable causes including biological, physiological, psychological, and circumstantial. Feeling the relentless weight of the need to constantly pursue productivity and produce results …

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Need a little spice in life? Try something new, something different. Excitement is out there waiting for us to discover. Getting in touch with our feelings is a good place to start. We can let our feelings guide us – what feels right, what feels attractive, alluring or appetizing. When boredom threatens to overtake us …

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Sometimes we may feel bitter, jealous, angry or threatened by the success of others. As we’re able to notice these feelings overtaking us it creates opportunities for growth and increased access to feelings of happiness and contentment. Competitiveness can be a good thing, inspiring us to be the best we possibly can in the things …

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Sharing our story produces wonderful feelings. Among them catharsis, satisfaction and relief. Spilling our guts, releasing our emotional energy, it feels good. Having a bond of trust and unconditional acceptance allows us to share freely and get things off our chests. Painful memories, joyous triumphs, feelings and opinions. No judgement, instead validation, positive regard, the …

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All positive change begins with an idea. Good writers are masters of creatively innovating and persuasively conveying ideas. By writing about our ideas it helps us critically evaluate them and by sharing them with others we create the possibility of collaboration which opens a gateway to infinite possibilities. The more people become aware of injustices …

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Intentions: A thing intended; an aim or plan Underneath everything we do or say are intentions, without exception. I think often times we misinterpret other people’s intentions which affects how we respond as well as the outcomes of situations. Someone might make direct eye contact with us and we interpret it as a glare, that …

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Metaphorically, rain is always there. Fear, adversity, trauma, depression, anxiety, you name it. I tried to find an inverted representation of this picture I saw some time ago depicting a person standing under an umbrella, however, rather than it protecting them from the rain, it is only raining inside the umbrella. Once they notice this, …

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I’m not sure who to credit this quote to but I find it inspiring, it reminds us of the progress we’ve made, all the steps we’ve taken toward our goals, all that we’ve accomplished in life and why giving up is not a worthwhile option. We’ve lived, we’ve loved, we’ve worked hard, we’ve coasted, on …

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“Honesty is the first chapter of the book wisdom.” -Thomas Jefferson Being honest in all things and fighting against the temptation to spin a lie to avoid perceived consequences or negative reactions makes us stronger, better people. People deserve to have the whole truths about things so they can make decisions with full relevant knowledge. …

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“Never let the fear of striking out get in your way” -Babe Ruth If we try at something we have the possibility of succeeding; if we are persistent we have an even greater chance of success. If we let our fear of failure or of something else stop us from trying we’ve already lost. We …

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