Archive for Inspiration

A Climb to the Top

Mar 28, 2017 No Comments

By Lonny Reardon As a kid in Newfoundland, Canada, I grew up through some very hard times. My dad was an alcoholic, we were poor, and I saw many terrible things that a child should never see. As a result, I had a lot of shame in my life and, as I grew older, I […]

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The Grand Social Experiment: Building Community on a Foundation of Equality and Diversity

Jan 14, 2017 No Comments

By Nancy Selig Amsden I was very fortunate to spend my most formative years participating in what is probably the grandest social experiment of all times. In 1969, my family moved to a small, new city called Columbia, Maryland. Unlike most planned suburban developments that were popping up, Columbia was more than just a planned […]

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Why New Year’s Resolutions Don’t Work

Dec 29, 2016 No Comments

By Natalie Rivera Here we go again… another New Year’s Resolution. Haven’t we learned by now that a declaration to change because another year ticks on the calendar is an ineffective form of commitment? The excitement and hope that surrounds the symbolic progression of time gives us all a sense of possibilities for renewal, re-alignment, […]

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Why It’s Possible to Be SPIRITUAL and Also Care About POLITICS, Government and Social Issues

Oct 20, 2016 No Comments

(I’m spiritual, I believe in the law of attraction, AND I have a degree in sociology… so here’s my perspective.) I know a lot of “spiritual” people and most of them won’t touch what’s going on in politics right now with a 10 foot pole. Why? Because they believe focusing on the “negative” only feeds […]

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Listening to the Voice Within

Aug 25, 2016 No Comments

by Karen Castle Are you open to receiving inner guidance when the time comes to take action and change your life? Does this process excite you or does it result in trepidation because you are taking a risk? Our trajectory and sense of fulfillment in life depends on how well we can hear and respond […]

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From Woman-About-Town to Artist-IN-Residence, A True Story

Aug 25, 2016 No Comments

By Terez Hartmann Exploring a New Groove Once upon a time, there was a girl who reveled in being a woman-about-town. She was constantly seen flitting here and there, socializing, performing, speaking and hosting events. Though she would occasionally get a bit tuckered out, she did indeed enjoy her very out-and-about life. In 2015, she […]

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Roll With It

Aug 25, 2016 No Comments

By Ann Darwicki, RN, CPC   On a recent trip to visit my son, I came out of the mall on a hot, stormy night to find my car had a flat tire. Fortunately, my son and daughter-in-law were with me but drove their own car, so we decided to come back the following morning to […]

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From Stuck to Transformed: a Worldwide Journey of Self-Discovery

Jul 26, 2016 No Comments

By Russell Heath Let me tell you the story of my own stuckness. It starts in Tel Aviv, which, in 1980 when I was there, was a dysenteric’s paradise: It had public restrooms on every other block—the limit of my range. I’d been a year and a half overseas—first in Italy, then, in the fall […]

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Onward, Upward, Forward to a Life on Fire

Jul 26, 2016 No Comments

by Terez Hartmann   Answering the Call There is an ever-present call that stirs in the hearts of all who would but listen… For some, it is a soft, subtle nudge or gentle whisper; yet for others, it is a full-blown symphony of anthemic proportions, subdued only when its melody is fully embraced and its […]

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Letting Go of the Daily Grind

Jul 26, 2016 No Comments

By Alexander Dolin I have felt the daily grind and stress from having a job I loathed. For almost three years, I worked for a large freight corporation. As a dockworker, I had the responsibility of loading and unloading semi-trailers, often full of skids with freight, and sometimes full of equipment that had fallen off […]

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