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How to Slow Down and Start Living!

There is more to life than increasing its speed. – Gandhi Facebook! Twitter! Instagram! The news, the internet, TV, radio, or just ask Siri! How to slow down and start living is the urgent need of our time. With so much information at our fingertips and in our faces, it’s hard for people to get why…

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Posted on: September 3, 2016
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Safe Harbor in a Turbulent World

  As each day brings us scenes of sectarian conflict and heart-wrenching misery, I wish I could share what I’ve learned with these poor, afflicted people and help them find a safe harbor. My daughters and their families are Catholic, my son Jewish, his wife, Buddhist. My sisters are Unitarian, one brother follows the Tao…

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Not-So-Random Acts of Kindness

 Kind words are short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless. – Mother Teresa Many people talk about random acts of kindness, and their stories are inspiring. To quietly serve another person seems to amplify the good many times over, especially when it’s  widely shared  on the Internet. I got to thinking…

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Things Our Life Misses

I just got off the phone with the Dean of Instruction, and I was fuming. The job I wanted – a job I had been doing unofficially for three years – had just been given to the other finalist. The Dean said it had been a difficult decision as the two of us had very similar…

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Shangri-La in California

Shangri-La is a mythical,  almost inaccessible Utopia where almost everyone is happy, healthy, and content. But did you know that for over seventy years there has been a real Shangri-La in California? In 1943, Dr. Robert Stelle wrote: Our own Shangri-La is closer than you imagine. Those who work here can tell you how hard…

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