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What Is Freedom? And Are We Free?

Freedom begins with thinking. The more noise, the more chatter, the more distractions, the less easy it is to get away from it all and process all we are being told. Continue reading

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Whom Do We Trust?

In a world of mass media, we feel like we “know” a lot of people, many of them famous faces. But just recognizing a face doesn’t mean it’s worth giving our complete and total trust to it. Continue reading

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Afraid? Don’t Be. You Have the Courage You Need

Courage is not what we see glorified in movies and TV shows. Courage is what real people show every day as we face the challenges in our lives. Continue reading

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Technological Innovation: Is the Alarm Clock Really Such a Great Thing?

The alarm clock is a great means of getting people up early so they can start the day running. But it’s not the best way, really, to start the day. Continue reading

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Fear Blocks Our Ability to Think

Fear and facts do not necessarily go together. Before we fall into the first, we want to make sure that we’ve taken time — in a silent, peaceful setting away from noise and chatter — to think about, question, and analyze the latter. Continue reading

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The History of Real People Isn’t Boring

When I was a schoolgirl, history bored me. But then again, my only exposure to it was through textbooks, which have a knack for distilling entire civilizations into lists of emperors, kings, conquerors, presidents, financial magnates and military generals, whose … Continue reading

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Problems Are Mountains and Mountains Can Be Climbed

If there is a large mountain in our way, and we have to get to the other side, it doesn’t do much good to pretend that it isn’t there. And yet, we do this all the time, not so much … Continue reading

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Driven to Succeed — and Discontent

We are a driven people. And whether what drives us is ambition or anger, pressure or fear or desire or purpose, the result is that we never rest. There is always something we need to do to move forward, to … Continue reading

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Major Decision? Don’t Be Rushed

Whether we’re buying something or considering a major life change, we are constantly pressured to make the decision fast. And if we don’t make the “right” decision, we’re blamed for being too hasty. Why not make it easier on ourselves and take the time we need in the first place? Continue reading

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Fast, Efficient, and Furious — Is This U.S. Culture?

Speed and efficiency, while they have their places, tend to take up too much space in U.S. culture and thinking. When we focus on wisdom as opposed to production, we’re willing to slow down and take the time we need to grow into the people we were created to be. Continue reading

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