"ChangeIt has the power to uplift, to heal, to
stimulate, surprise, open new doors, bring fresh experience and create
excitement in life. Certainly it is worth the risk." —Leo Buscaglia
"Oh the comfort, the
inexpressible comfort of feeling
safe with a person, having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words,
but pouring them all right out, just as they are - chaff and grain
together - certain that a faithful hand will take and sift them, keep
what is worth keeping, and with the breath of kindness blow the rest
away." —Dinah Craik
"Focus on the journey, not
the destination. Joy is found not in finishing an activity but in doing
it." —Greg Anderson
"We are continually faced
with great opportunities which are brilliantly disguised as unsolvable
problems." —Margaret Mead
Peter Shepherd, Are We All
Born Equal? The short answer: yes, but
not the same, not by a long chalk. All persons have the same
qualitative make-up; we
are born equal in this respect, as recognized in the values of
'Liberty, Fraternity, Equality.' All human beings have the same
reflexes, instincts, drives, needs, capacities, and rights; all have
the same powers of perception, discrimination, attentiveness,
retentiveness, reasoning, and so forth.Read more...
Carole Banks, "My Child's Behavior Is So Bad - Where Do I Begin?" My child misbehaves so much
that I don't even know
where to start!" This is one of the most common things we hear on the
Parental Support Line, and it's an understandable problem. Many parents
tell me they feel overwhelmed, frustrated and anxious when dealing with
their child or teen's acting out behavior; they wonder how they'll be
able to tackle so many issues at once. Read more...
Life Weekly Writers:
Guy Finley, Choose to Remember the Light
you ever had appear in your mind the image of someone who hurt you, or
run a whole mental movie about something that didn't work out, so that
in recalling the event you actually relived the sense of loss? Read more...
have within ourselves an innate need to grow. We want to become more
than we are today. Simply put, we want to become better human beingsWhen we are confused about how to become better, we may find ourselves
wanting to own more possessions or earn more money Read more...
Beca Lewis, Wherever I Look There Is Light
does this weird thing to tease me. It is something he learned
in grade school and continues to this day with anyone that will fall
for it. For some reason it is called “maypo”. It
consists of him trying to get me to look at a circle that his fingers
are making and if I look I “lose” Read more...
'Little Bird' Conditions of Blackmail and Manipulation
beings can be manipulative creatures; blackmailing those they're in
cahoots with at the slightest hint of not getting their own way. Of
course, it's the rampant co-dependency of a threatened person who'll
say, "A little bird told me to tell you to do/not do [the condition]."
Stephen Price, What is
Agoraphobia? Most people have heard of
most phobias. Mention
claustrophobia, social phobia, or arachnophobia and everyone pretty
much knows what you are talking about. Mention agoraphobia, and most
people will just shake their heads. Read more...
Nishanth Reddy, Night
Eating Syndrome and Sleep Walking Eating while sleeping? It’s
disorder. Has this happened to you? You woke up one morning, and you
found that there were wrappers of candy bar all over your kitchenIncidentally, your stomach aches and you see that you had chocolate
smudges all over your hands and face. Read more...
Kenneth J. M. MacLean, The
Difference Between Information and Disinformation In these times of information
overwhelm, and the plethora of internet sites, how do you determine the
truth? For example, what is
happening in the Gulf of Mexico after the oil spill? Read more...
Roger Ellerton, The
Power of Thought Look around you. Perhaps you
see a chair. This
chair is real and exists in time and space. Yet before it came into
being, it first existed as a thought. In fact, everything in the room
existed as a thought at some point in someone’s mind. Read more...
Jahiel Yasha Kamhi, The
Quality of Life Depends on our Thoughts Recently, my neighbor asked
me to come with him to
a meeting of his support group. The group has no professional
facilitator and everyone was welcome to attend and to present a
personal opinion on the current topic. Read more...
Stefanie Miller, Relationships
in the New Energy Everything in creation holds
an energy frequencyIt seems so obvious to many of us. Yet, so many have not embraced that
philosophy. There are those that still choose to live unconsciously and
make choices that are not in direct alignment and in harmony with their
lives. Read more...
Rhett Bise, Power
Representations: Vision Board and Shrine I have been thinking a lot
lately and how important they are in our journey, mostly because I have
been spending a lot of time in front of my shrine lately, to retain my
center. Read more...
John Doidge, Change
Strategy For Success A personal change strategy
for success in life and
business. The requirements for embracing change as fresh opportunities
rather than as something to fear. Read more...
100 Words, Who
Is Swati Chopra? / Zen Stories, Great Waves Swati Chopra is a writer
based in New Delhi, India. She focuses on spirituality and religion in
her work and is author of Buddhism: On the Path to Nirvana. Read more...
Pam Garcy, Part 17 — The
Art of Self-Reinforcement Do you drive your car around,
never refueling or getting tune-ups? Do you spend the money in
your bank account
without making deposits?Do you ask your friends for favors, never
giving back in return? Read more...
A Course In
Miracles, Lesson 33 plus Commentary by
Allen Watson There is another way of
looking at the world. Today's idea is an attempt to
recognize that you can shift your perception of the world in both its
outer and inner aspects. Read more...
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