Monthly Archives: June 2016

The Longer I Hold It

This story has made the rounds on the internet for a while now, but it’s meaningful enough to pass along again. A speaker walked around a room full of people while teaching about stress management. To begin he grabbed a … Continue reading

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Desire Demands Its Own Attainment

Our desires and aversions are mercurial rulers. They demand to be pleased. Desire commands us to run off and get what we want. Aversion insists that we must avoid the things that repel us. Typically, when we don’t get what … Continue reading

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Know What You Can Control and What you Can’t

Many believe the “Serenity Prayer”, of which a portion is used in 12 step meetings, was generally based on the writings of Roman stoic philosopher Epictetus. Here’s a translated section of one of his dialogues that shows that Epictetus’s thoughts … Continue reading

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My Sweet Wild Woman: The Reason you Haven’t yet found Love.

Change her to him and this could be about a woman or a man. Wild Woman then becomes Wild Man and within that I find a good bit of myself in this article from elephantjournal.com. http://www.elephantjournal.com/2016/06/my-sweet-wild-woman-the-reason-you-havent-yet-found-love/ Dear sweet wild woman, … Continue reading

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