Category Archive: Mind and Spirit

Apr 20

Loneliness in the Modern World

How often have you felt lonely while in a crowd? Are you in a long-term relationship yet feel hollow and alone? Do you often feel like you’re drowning in an ocean of people yet there’s no one to rescue you? The late psychoanalyst Frieda Fromm-Reichmann, who was the inspiration behind the book I Never Promised …

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Mar 30

Stuttering and Life Lessons

One percent of the world’s population, or roughly 70 million people, live with a speech disorder called stuttering. Males are about four times more likely than females to have this condition. Stuttering has been around since ancient times; in fact, Moses and Aristotle were said to have this condition. Other people challenged by stuttering include …

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Mar 09

Saving the World

Of all the sayings my mother repeated regularly when I was growing up, the one I remember most vividly is “You can’t save the world.” However, saving the world is exactly what I wanted to do. Whether it was an abandoned bird that had fallen from its nest, the ants scurrying in and out of …

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Mar 02

5 Ways To Turn Your Life Around

Is your life going the way you want it to? If you are like me, you’ve woken up on many mornings with a lingering, haunting question in your mind about what you could do to turn your life around. Then you let yourself be caught up in the bustle and drama of your existence and …

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Feb 16

Inspirational People

A story about little penguin sweaters prompted me to think about those I’ve considered to be inspirational people in my life. Along with a few recognizable notables (Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Dian Fossey), there are others who never made national or world headlines. Nevertheless, these ordinary individuals have secured a permanent place in my heart …

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