Category Archives: philosophy

TGIM

It has long been acceptable and even fashionable to detest Mondays. This social meme has coexisted with a less popular one that affirms that every day is a gift. Yet there are still people who would exchange the gift of … Continue reading

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Hopeful

Hope is word that has nuanced meanings in relation to expectations. It’s quite the emotionally loaded concept that exists along a spectrum. We usually think of hope as a positive feeling that causes us to anticipate a favorable outcome regarding … Continue reading

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Smiling

Parker’s eyes light up, a toothy smile floods his face, and we fist-bump all at the same time. It’s refreshing to be greeted by a sincere smile. When the gesture is spontaneous and natural, it comes from someone who is … Continue reading

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Consolation

“The unlucky believes he has been overlooked by fortune and fate.”–anonymous The above quote seems to articulate how people feel when we don’t quite reach the epitome of public acclaim or when we fall just shy of our goals. The … Continue reading

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Social Disintegration

Much of the world is becoming more fragmented and more people are feeling lonely these days. This is not a news flash by any means; anyone who has been paying attention to current events during the past few years has … Continue reading

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Periodic Personal Inventory

I used to belong to a chapter of AlAnon when I needed a support network to help get through my own rough spots while dealing with my then best friend’s alcohol addiction. The group provided emotional support and taught effective … Continue reading

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We Are Family

Not all of the time-worn clich├ęs are worn-out. Many of them have been shown true throughout the years. One of them regards making room in our lives for the stuff that matters like: fun and joy, love and generosity, friends … Continue reading

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