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Easter Weekend Metaphors for Living

Easter weekend provides us with three metaphors from which to live our lives: Good Friday is the day of the cross. If we live out of a Good Friday metaphor we see ourselves on the cross; We focus on the … Continue reading

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3-minute daily retreat – Catholic

What a great way to pray at the computer …

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5 Tips for Better Self-Talk

If you have ever found yourself using negative self-talk, this is a great article. The author invites us to “[b]ecome your own source of calm and encouragement.” 5 Tips for Better Self-Talk. “Right now, you are probably getting an earful from your … Continue reading

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Be happy!

“Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.”— Omar Khayyam

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Facing our own darkness

“Compassion is not a relationship between the healer and the wounded. It’s a relationship between equals. Only when we know our own darkness well can we be present with the darkness of others. Compassion becomes real when we recognize our … Continue reading

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Traces of Hope

I am delighted to announce that my book is coming out on the 30th. My sincere thanks to all those who have shared my journey and contributed to my story. http://www.amazon.com/Traces-Hope-Surviving-Grief-Loss/dp/1937943275/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1426982211&sr=1-1&keywords=Mona+villarrubia

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Unexpected Grace

Have you ever had a moment where you felt the hand of God somehow in your life… A moment when a car suddenly careens towards you but somehow manages to avoid hitting you. A sudden view of the sunlight through … Continue reading

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Nietzsche – on the importance of perceiving beauty

In an entry from January of 1882 under the heading Sanctus Januarius, Nietzsche writes: For the New Year—I still live, I still think; I must still live, for I must still think. Sum, ergo cogito: cogito, ergo sum. To-day everyone … Continue reading

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Daily Quote and Self-Coaching Challenge: Coping with Life Difficulties and Losses

Originally posted on Growth Mindset: Be a Life-long Learner :
A Self-Coaching “Smart-Step” approach to Coping with anxiety and difficult times Daily Quote: ” When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves”.–Viktor Frankl  Through…

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The Four Steps to Wisdom, Anthony de Mello

From the DeMello Center for Spirituality http://demellospirituality.com/awareness/the-four-steps-to-wisdom.html The first thing you need to do is get in touch with negative feelings that you’re not even aware of. Lots of people have negative feelings they’re not aware of. Lots of people … Continue reading

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