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Discernment

To Be or Not to Be Judgmental -- That Is the Question

Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC | Posted 04.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC

We will need to remain aware of the status of our self-esteem as well as holding compassion for others and ourselves. We can then find our way out of the knots of hierarchy, honoring of our uniqueness and the uniqueness of others.

Vulnerability as Empowerment

Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC | Posted 04.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC

A common view of vulnerability is that it is simply unfortunate and should be avoided. That understanding of vulnerability works only if we pretend we...

The Perception of Truth

Eldon Taylor | Posted 03.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Eldon Taylor

Perception is not truth -- and sometimes it is a lie. It is false to facts. If we are to become awake, it is incumbent upon us to seek the truth.

Impediments to Creativity

Bradley Foster | Posted 07.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Bradley Foster

To make creativity work for you it's important to nurture your creativity, learn how to discern great ideas from ephemeral ones, consciously create a container for your thoughts, keep focused until you see the idea through and take responsibility and value your ideas.

The Power of Compassion: A Lesson at the Zoo

Ellen Kellner | Posted 06.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Ellen Kellner

I have experienced and witnessed that the only way to transmute violence, anger, and fear is with courageous love and compassion.

Would A 20th Century Christian Monk Use This?

Carl McColman | Posted 03.05.2013 | Religion
Carl McColman

"Returning to Reality" demonstrates how the wisdom of a contemplative master from the past can remain surprisingly relevant to the concerns of the present. Merton's perspective on technology echoes not only Thoreau, but even Christ's assessment of the religious customs of his day.

A Gift Of Perspective In Discerning God's Call

Bruce Reyes-Chow | Posted 11.28.2012 | Religion
Bruce Reyes-Chow

I have been invited back into faith and trust. God will speak when God speaks, I will hear when I am ready to listen and I will follow when I feel called.

How I Learned To Trust Again After My Divorce

Nancy Alvarez | Posted 09.01.2012 | Fifty
Nancy Alvarez

It took awhile, but eventually I realized that my trust issue had much more to do with me, than with whatever man I might choose.

Would Jesus Have Said "Vagina?"

Bruce Reyes-Chow | Posted 08.19.2012 | Religion
Bruce Reyes-Chow

Jesus called us to prayer, compassion, service and love... in order to make a point about an issue and to speak truth to power when needed, he did so with a prophetic and often shocking word.

What to Do When Spiritual Complacency Sets In

Susan Smalley, Ph.D. | Posted 12.03.2011 | Healthy Living
Susan Smalley, Ph.D.

To "not seek" is to evolve without intention, without conscious direction stemming from an awakening heart; while "to seek" is a never-ending process of investigation -- to refine discernment and strengthen direction.

Glittering Images: Helping Students Discern True Identity and Vocation

Charles Howard | Posted 07.03.2011 | College
Charles Howard

I'm finding that the great challenge for college students is the need to discern who they really are, what they are really meant to be, and then gaining the courage to be that person.

There is a Beauty Within You #3: Knowing Yourself as Compassionate Awareness

Bob Lingvall | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Bob Lingvall

Throughout your day imagine being compassion, radiating warmth and love from the center of your chest, especially when you want to relax and feel more grounded.