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The New Science of Thriving

Our well-being—individually and as a society—depends on mindfulness. In the early 1970s, my grandmother had a disagreement with the Beatles. When she heard “All You Need is Love” play on the radio, she would reply, “All you need is inside of you.” When I was a PhD student in the early 1990s, these messages bounced …

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You’ll Call Her Mom

Once Upon a Time… A baby asked God, “They tell me you are sending me to earth tomorrow, but how am I going to live there being so small and helpless?” God replied, “Your angel will be waiting for you and will take care of you.” The child further inquired, …

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Great Love

How wonderful would it be to do something so simple, yet so love filled, it inspires others to do the same! It’s easy for us to get caught up in the thinking that our simple act of kindness is too small to really make any kind of difference. Maybe the gesture …

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The Paradox

Mother Teresa understood the true meaning of “giving until it hurts.” She realized it is about extending love and compassion to another person without strings or conditions – when it’s uncomfortable, inconvenient and often unreturned. Sometimes we resist the “give” because it’s uncomfortable to meet the other in their place of …

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A Love Like That

Just as the sun shines upon the earth with its constant life-giving beams, a heart filled with unconditional love gives without any expectation and with no strings attached. A love like that can change someone else’s life and the world we live in completely. When we allow ourselves to understand …

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Footprints On Your Heart

One of the greatest blessings in life is that of a TRUE friend. Someone who supports you in your endeavors, who believes in your dreams, who loves you just the way you are – flaws and all. Who will forgive you for anything, someone you can laugh with, who gets …

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