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Martha Boston

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Navigating by Heart: Are You Selfishly Selfless?

(4) Comments | Posted August 31, 2012 | 12:15 AM

Mammaw was an amazing person. She was my mother's mother, and I remember how she always baked my favorite goodies whenever we went to visit her. I remember her tremendous devotion to her Christian beliefs, chief among them being the importance of service to others. She was widely known and...

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Navigating by Heart: Stop, Look and Listen

(35) Comments | Posted August 11, 2012 | 10:31 AM

Do you recall those classic railroad crossing signs with a crossbar that reads "Stop, Look and Listen"? It's great advice at every crossing when learning to navigate by heart.

Recently I was driving in California in my Florida car with my Florida driver's license. I had just come through an...

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What Is the Voice of Fear?

(6) Comments | Posted July 26, 2012 | 8:00 AM

Late last year I stood atop a 35-foot waterfall, poised to jump. With a small group and a guide, I'd climbed to the top of the Seven Sisters Waterfalls on the Caribbean island of Grenada and had jumped down each of the upper falls. Now at the final and largest...

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Are You a Warrior of the Heart?

(7) Comments | Posted July 19, 2012 | 12:46 PM

My husband Peter and I spent last year cruising the Caribbean in our 40-foot sailboat Lightheart. One bright moonlit night we were anchored in a beautiful and remote bay in Tobago. Inside the boat it was very dark, but the moonlight in the cockpit above backlit the companionway (the entrance...

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Navigating by Heart: Loving the Pain

(5) Comments | Posted July 11, 2012 | 11:13 AM

It was my first hospitalization, only eight months ago, and it was a doozy. I'd broken my back on a Caribbean island, been air-ambulanced to the U.S., and had two very invasive and intense surgeries to stabilize my spine and repair some of the nerve damage. My body chemistry wasn't...

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Navigating by Heart: Being Free

(10) Comments | Posted July 3, 2012 | 8:00 AM

I had an email from a friend who's in a great deal of turmoil, who seems to be frustrated, angry and depressed much of the time. She talked about wanting freedom and not having it. In her complaints, she seemed to define freedom along the lines of doing whatever she...

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