Posted January 13, 2018 in Sacred Stories

Tickets for “Wrong” Date

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When their tickets for the upcoming cruise arrived, the tickets were dated two weeks earlier than arranged. She was about to phone the company to have them changed when her husband calmly said, “Leave them. Perhaps there is a reason this is a better date.”

The Italian cruise ship Costa Concordia capsized and […]

Posted January 10, 2018 in Wholesome Thoughts

Times of Change

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Our brains are wired to first scan for danger, and it is easy to trigger the amygdala and the primitive response of fear. Jack Kornfield says it is not hard to stoke fears in a time of change.

If you are curious how EFT, NLP, and SCS can help you stay calm […]

Posted January 6, 2018 in Sacred Stories

Chaplain Saved!

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He was serving in Vietnam as a Chaplain. Each week he would travel from the base to villages where they had men serving. He would do a service and offer sacraments.

On a Monday morning as he was walking out of his hooch he heard a voice say, “Go today instead of tomorrow,” […]

Posted January 3, 2018 in Wholesome Thoughts

In Each Moment

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Susanna Weiss, in Dharma of Dogs, writes, “In each moment of life we are creating who we are.”

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Posted December 30, 2017 in Sacred Stories

Things Will Get Better

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These were very dark times as she was recovering from alcoholism. It was not that she wanted to drink—but neither did she want to live.

She had rolled up towels to put around the doors and windows and intended to turn on the gas and end her pain.

She heard a […]

Posted December 27, 2017 in Wholesome Thoughts

Inward Compassion

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Kelly McGonigal says our brains are wired to be critical of ourselves and compassionate towards others because they are instinctively driven to seek acceptance from a group. The trick is learning to turn our natural compassion inward as well as outward.

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Posted December 23, 2017 in Sacred Stories

Husband’s Clothes

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As she stood in line at the grocery store the man in front of her looked so much like her late husband it almost took her breath away. The same height, the same built, even a similar style of movement.

Without thinking she spoke, “My husband passed recently and you are of […]

Posted December 20, 2017 in Wholesome Thoughts

Sharing Love

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In Worthy of Love, Karen Casey wrote, “There’s no time like the present for sharing love.”

And there is no present like love!

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Posted December 16, 2017 in Sacred Stories

Honesty is the Best Policy

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“You will want to know that I am out on parole. I got into trouble with drugs and have a felony,” he laid it out there.

“My son is in prison right now related to drugs, and my daughter is addicted to opioids. I will do everything I can to go to […]

Posted December 13, 2017 in Wholesome Thoughts

Do Without

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After hurricane Irma Mary Elizabeth Cabrera said, “You are as strong as what you can do without.”

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