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Connections are hard to come by, but worth holding on to

“I define connection as the energy that exists between people when they feel seen, heard, and valued; when they can give and receive without judgment; and when they derive sustenance and strength from the relationship.” ― Brené Brown As an awkward, insecure teenager, it wasn’t uncommon for me to spend a Friday or Saturday night alone – Read More

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Winnie-the-Pooh is still teaching us lessons

On August 21, 1920, Christopher Robin Milne was born. For many of us, his name is immortalized in the stories of a lovable little boy and his favorite toy bear, more affectionately known as Winnie-the-Pooh. A.A. Milne was a prolific writer – books, plays, essays – but will forever be known for his creation of Read More

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A scar is a reminder of healing

“Some people see scars, and it is wounding they remember. To me they are proof of the fact that there is healing.”  ― Linda Hogan The other day at work, I bumped into the open drawer of a metal filing cabinet, causing a three-inch cut on the middle of my thigh. My first thought? This is Read More

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No one has ever become poor by giving

“No one has ever become poor by giving.” – Anne Frank The other day, my wife and I found a $5 bill while out shopping. For my millennial co-worker, she would have screamed, “YES!” with a greedy growl. But for us it seemed wrong to simply pocket the money, which admittedly now represented a loss Read More

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Karma encourages people to do good, what’s wrong with that?

“Karma has no problem getting back in touch with you when need be.” – Author Unknown What is karma? The internet is littered with definitions, which seemingly contradict each other, so it’s almost impossible to discern what the actual definition is. After going through page after page, I finally found one which supports the teachings Read More