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Month: February 2016

Season for Non-Violence Day 6: Simplicity

Season for Non-Violence Day 6: Simplicity

It seems our lives have become more and more complicated. We have a modern convenience for almost everything, but we’re busier than ever. Sometimes more important things get lost in the shuffle. I am slowly but surely coming to the realization that less truly is more. In my life, less stuff brings fewer distractions. I am paring down, releasing what I no longer need whether physical, mental, or emotional. It isn’t always an easy process and yet I find it necessary….

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Season for Non-Violence Day 5: Believing

Season for Non-Violence Day 5: Believing

Listen to yourself. Listen to the words you say. Do you believe them? Do you practice them? I love this Gandhi quote, and it is so true. “To believe in something and not to live it is a lie.” It’s worth taking time to take a look (or a listen) to your words compared to your actions. And while we’re on the subject of belief, let’s talk about non-violence. If you believe in it, do you practice it? In action?…

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Season for Non-Violence Day 4: Caring

Season for Non-Violence Day 4: Caring

I don’t care. Have you ever uttered those words? Often the words “I don’t care” are spoken in anger or frustration and may not be true at all. Sometimes “I don’t care” is more of an attitude than a statement. It is an underlying thought that colors action. Perhaps nowhere is it more prevalent than in how we care for ourselves. We hear a lot these days about self-care, in fact, last February I did a series on the subject….

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Season for Non-Violence Day 3: Appreciation

Season for Non-Violence Day 3: Appreciation

2-4-6-8, who or what do you appreciate? No, really. Think about it. We’re all so crazy busy these days, and it’s easy to forget what we have. Family and friends who love us. A home to go to at night. Perhaps beloved pets. Our health. A hobby or talent you enjoy. No big deal, right? But do you really appreciate the people and things in your life? Maybe things aren’t perfect. Do what you can to fix that. But in the…

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