Category Archives: Health

Much Ado About Growth

While reading articles and blogs, I sometimes come across writers who extol growth.  It’s a fuzzy buzzword that appears often in self-help or spiritual writing.  Growth is usually presented as a positive virtue.  In the mental and “spiritual” realms, growth … Continue reading

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Dependence

Have you given much thought to dependence?  I’m not thinking about the contemporary problem of substance abuse.  A lot of thought by a great many people has gone into that type of dependence.  I mean dependence in the larger sense. … Continue reading

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Thinking About Optimism

I wonder if having an optimistic outlook on life is mostly inborn or learned.  Our personalities are complicated.  Psychologists are not precisely sure whether optimism can be successfully learned or if a sunny disposition is part of some people’s general … Continue reading

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Brain Awareness

I take a sip of coffee and glance down at Random Kitty.  He is puzzled that I’m not sharing something with him. Random jumps onto the sofa, sniffs at my cup, then leaps onto the floor at my feet to … Continue reading

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It’s Hard To Be Humble

During your silent time, have you ever thought to yourself, “Whatever has become of simple humility?”  This may come from a hunger to live in a culture that doesn’t value superiority and superlatives nearly as much as ours does. I … Continue reading

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Catnapping?

Yesterday was a pretty laid-back day for me.  My mood was mellow, and I had a mild desire to take a nap. My thoughts were soon drawn to my sister’s cat, Random Kitty.  I sometimes wonder if he has a … Continue reading

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No More

This week is “No More Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Week” in America.  I decided to focus on it today because I’ve seen what domestic violence does to a family. There was a family who lived a few houses away … Continue reading

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