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A Hundred Days to Happiness #25: Moving forward from the wasteland

In his poem, The Waste Land, T.S. Eliot said, “April is the cruelest month.” The waste land refers to a state of spiritual desolation, a life without hope and meaning. It is a reference to the Grail legends, wherein the … Continue reading

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#5 Grief, loss and appreciation of the gifts

So much of our unhappiness comes from (1) fear of losing what we have – our cherished possessions, our jobs, our reputations, our relationships, our homes and our loved ones, (2) grief with the loss of health, abilities, relationships and … Continue reading

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Everything changes . . . so let’s stop denying it!

Shunryu Suzuki-roshi when asked to express the heart of Buddhism in a few words replied, “Everything changes.” That’s an apt description of our lives. That change is generally a positive thing for children. They continue to grow and learn something … Continue reading

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Channel your inner mom: 4 ways to be a better mom . . . to yourself

When I come home to my wife at the end of the day, I know better than to ask, “What did you do today?” On the days she doesn’t work, she accomplishes a myriad of tasks that magically make the … Continue reading

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Finding Comfort With Loss

My father-in-law passed peacefully this Easter Sunday. Recognizing that his long life was ending, he found strength and comfort with what mattered most throughout his life: family and faith. One of his greatest strengths was his devotion to his family … Continue reading

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Confronting Our Mortality

Death informs life. It can give us a perspective on our lives – and our relationships – that can lift us from the complacency of our common days. It can give us urgency to do what we’ve always wanted to … Continue reading

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What Easter Means to Me: The Cycles of Life & Love

April to me is a bittersweet month. We celebrate my sister’s birthday, yet it is also the month 9 years ago that our mother died unexpectedly. In grief, we are drained of the joy in life. We may feel empty … Continue reading

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