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Dr. Rick

Consider This With Dr. Rick: March 19, 2020

I dedicate the following poem to my loyal, warm-hearted and enthusiastic readers who, for well over a decade, have read, responded and remembered my words on these pages. I wish love and light, health and happiness, and all good things to you!

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It’s one of those cool schoolyard playgrounds, where the community had a say in its design. I was with my friend, Jillian, who had her four-year-old daughter, Gracie, with her for the afternoon. The ethnic make-up of the loud, happy gaggle of ... Read more

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Pete Buttigieg has made history. An honored Navy lieutenant, a Rhodes scholar, an out, gay, married Midwestern mayor with degrees from Harvard and Oxford. It was so unlikely that in the history books of our republic something like this could ... Read more

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As another Black History month winds down, I am pondering the notion of being “in touch” and “out of touch.” It’s so easy to look without seeing, listen without hearing, eat without tasting, miss the fragrance of the moist earth after a rain ... Read more

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Let’s pause to ponder a lost humanitarian skill: The art of disagreeing. The root of hostile disagreement is fear…the fear of something (or someone) perceived as “different.” And thus far, we are unable, or unwilling, to wrap our mind around it ... Read more

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We humans love for lots of reasons, and in lots of ways. We throw the word “love” around pretty casually. I love dogs. I love pizza. At its deepest, though, love between humans embraces all of who we are—mind, body and spirit. It can be ... Read more

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Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh has been teaching mindfulness practice for over 70 years, and has written over 80 books on relationships, love, meditation, peace, prayer and much more. In speaking about love and relationships, he teaches that the ... Read more

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