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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 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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Season for Non-Violence Day 2: Smiling

Season for Non-Violence Day 2: Smiling

Smiling? Non-violence? Really? Yes. Have you taken a look around? There are a LOT of frowny faces looking back at you or more likely, not looking at you at all! Are people really that unhappy? Angry? Deep in thought? Smile at them. Um, why? They might punch me. Unlikely, but they just might smile back at a friendly face. You rarely know what’s going on with someone else when they’ve got that frown going on. Do we assume they are…

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Season for Non-Violence Day 1: Courage

Season for Non-Violence Day 1: Courage

Your life. Is it bold? Is it daring? Is it brave? Courage. Its root word is cor which means ‘heart’ as in from the heart. That takes the edge off the bold and daring part but brave, maybe we can keep. Ah, but courage. BWA-HA-HA I am a scaredy cat. And that has taken a toll on me. As I grow older and see missed opportunities, I am saddened. That scared business has kept me from speaking out, from standing up, from doing work I…

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