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3 things the dying taught me about living well

“Don’t be afraid of death; be afraid of an unlived life. You don’t have to live forever; you just have to live.” ~Natalie Babbitt I am a hospice chaplain. I provide spiritual care to the dying and their families. I do this by being present with them. I listen to their fears, worries, joys, concerns,… Continue reading 3 things the dying taught me about living well

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Achieving A High Vibration

Affirmative activities that leave us feeling joyous, appreciative, loving, and peaceful raise our vibration. All matter is made up of energy, and that energy is in motion continually. Everything in the universe, from the smallest molecules to the most complex living beings, has an optimal rate of vibration to keep it healthy. We reach this… Continue reading Achieving A High Vibration

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The Dalai Lama’s Teachings on Courage

Hello, His Holiness the Dalai Lama has been publicly teaching Buddhism for decades. The Library of Wisdom and Compassion collects his presentations of every step of the path to enlightenment, compiled and coauthored by one of his chief Western disciples, the American nun Thubten Chodron. For your enjoyment, we have selected a passage from the… Continue reading The Dalai Lama’s Teachings on Courage

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The Grounded Challenge: Practice Mindfulness with Your Difficulties

Our lives are filled with difficulties, from frustration and stress to illness and loss, from uncertainty and doubt to fear and guilt … but while they can often be the source of wearing us down, they can also be a source of growth, transformation and beauty. Most of us don’t think of our difficulties as… Continue reading The Grounded Challenge: Practice Mindfulness with Your Difficulties

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6 Differences Between Book Smarts And True Intelligence

You got top grades in school, you excelled through college, and you graduated with a first class degree from a tier one university. Surely that makes you intelligent, right? There’s no doubting your academic abilities, and you’ve clearly been blessed with a very capable mind in many respects. But intelligent? Are you 100% sure about… Continue reading 6 Differences Between Book Smarts And True Intelligence