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Two Roads Diverged…

In the work I do helping people navigate life’s challenges, I sometimes refer to “personal intersections”, those moments when you come to an intellectual, spiritual, or emotional crossroads, and are faced with making a decision. Intersections are ...

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An elderly woman had two large pots, one hung on either  end of a pole which she carried across the back of her neck. One of the pots had a crack in it, while the other pot was perfect and always delivered a full portion of water. At the end of ... Read more

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Imagine spending a terrific Saturday with one of your best pals. Maybe you’re checking out a few galleries or downtown shops. Strolling, enjoying the weather, talking to complete strangers. You stop for lunch at a favorite restaurant and, later ... Read more

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I have a young friend who recently finished hiking a portion of the Appalachian Trail—seven days’ worth. He has plenty of tales from that experience; some are entertaining, some heartbreaking, some positive and life-affirming. Read more

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She was a product of the Great Depression, my grandmother was. For my generation and later, not having experienced the tremendous societal challenges, especially the financial woes, first-hand, we can’t really appreciate the particular hardships ... Read more

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So here we are in February…the month of physical heart health and romantic heart health. Which reminds me about one of my favorite self-care images—it’s a reminder, really—which is a physiology lesson taught to medical students during their early ... Read more

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