Category Archives: america

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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We Don’t Need Influencers; We Need Each Other

Think about the people who have made the most impact in your life. If you’re like me, you’ve probably wasted precious time paying attention to strangers whose faces you recognize: celebrities, “role models,” Influencers (great word — it doesn’t even … Continue reading

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Compassion and Pride Don’t Mix

The people who, theoretically, are supposed to show compassion, too often don’t. And that is wrenchingly sad. Against all my better instincts, I wandered around a locally-based social media page, one that extols itself for “speaking the truth, and proud … Continue reading

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What Will Others Think? Honestly, It Doesn’t Matter

We waste a lot of our lives worrying about what others think of us. It’s not just a social media thing. Long before we courted “Likes” and hearts and smiling emojis, we looked around after we said something, did something, … Continue reading

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We Have More Than Two Choices

“A or B?” Though we live in a complex world, rich with options, we are too frequently pressured to decide between two rigidly defined choices, especially when politics is involved. But then again, organized religion imposes its own limited parameters, … Continue reading

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Too Many Items on Your List? Do This . . .

We all keep lists. Mental, scribbled on the back of an envelope, or neatly docketed in our phones, these lists remind us of the many things there are to do each day. And the most intriguing thing about these lists … Continue reading

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Quiet People Have a Lot to Say

Just because you’re quiet doesn’t mean that you don’t have much to say. The noisy people won’t hear, generally because they’re not listening. Continue reading

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Is It Impossible? Maybe Not.

By what age do we stop believing in six impossible things before breakfast? I’m not sure, but I do know that too many of us have not only stopped believing in, and reaching for, impossible things. We also give up … Continue reading

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The Power We All Possess

Most ordinary people feel as if we have no power. I’m not talking the “calm the wind and the waves” and “heal the blind” sort of power. Even the most delusional of earth’s mighty men and women know that they … Continue reading

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