Tag Archives: Religion and Spirituality

Tool For Tuesday: George Eliot’s Guide To Happiness.

Last Tuesday I had no tool to offer you—I had no tool to offer myself. It was just one of those lousy days that I had to sit out. Mama said there’d be days like this. Actually, my mother rarely … Continue reading

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Tool For Tuesday: Don’t Make Nothing From Something. Make Something From Nothing.

“The world is like a book that can be read in either direction,” wrote Rabbi Pinchas of Koritz. “There is the power of creation, making something out of nothing. And then there is the power of destruction, making nothing out … Continue reading

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Tool For Tuesday: Take the Spiritual Approach. Move from the Problem to the Solution.

I once met a woman who had recently married a guy with two teenage sons. To say she did not like the older son would be an understatement. Her arm hairs bristled when he walked into the room. “How do … Continue reading

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Tool For Tuesday: Training For Life

My husband, Jonny, has a friend, Michael, who’s this top-notch athlete. He says he’s always training. For what? For life. Another of Jonny’s friends, Corey, also a fine jock, says he’s training for adversity. Hoping that adversity might never come … Continue reading

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Tool For Tuesday: A Rude Awakening Precedes A Spiritual Awakening

It all happens for a reason. I believe this to be true, especially today when I made an embarrassing mistake.   I was supposed to take part in a reading at the Embassy of the Netherlands with seven other writers for … Continue reading

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Are Prayers Like Pixie Dust?

Sorry, but no matter how hard you pray, you might not win the lottery, avoid sickness, escape disaster, death, loss, or pain. Prayers are not bargains. There’s no “If I do this, give me that.” We won’t be able to … Continue reading

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Life 101: Each Semester, New Lessons

The ultimate lesson all of us have to learn is unconditional love, which includes not only others but ourselves as well.” Elizabeth Kubler-Ross We make a mistake, we have to go out and make amends. If we did something wrong, … Continue reading

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Quora Question: What Do You Do When Someone You Love is Depressed Or Sad?

Found on Quora – a question and answer site, this question: What do you do when someone you love is depressed or sad? There is nothing we can do but be quiet. Listen. But there are 12 Things You can … Continue reading

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Don’t Sweat the Big Stuff

Richard Carlson’s great book, Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff , taught me not to make a crisis out of the little things in life. But what about the big things? How do we handle them? I thought of that this … Continue reading

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