What if?
May21

What if?

What if it all turns out great? What if...

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What reality are you creating for yourself?
Apr23

What reality are you creating for yourself?

Reality isn’t something you perceive; it’s something you create in your mind. Isaac Lidsky learned this profound lesson firsthand, when unexpected life circumstances yielded valuable insights. In this introspective, personal talk, he challenges us to let go of excuses, assumptions and fears, and accept the awesome responsibility of being the creators of our own reality. He shared nine ways we can create our own reality: 1....

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Perseverance
Apr14

Perseverance

Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. – James 1:2-3 Definition: Perseverance – Continuing in a course of action without regard to discouragement, opposition or previous failure… Persistent determination to adhere to a plan of direction; insistence. Below are three short video clips related...

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Six Reasons To Go To The Renewal This Year
Apr07

Six Reasons To Go To The Renewal This Year

1) That’s right, this year’s men’s Renewal will prove to be different from past years. There will be fewer speakers, more experiential and interactive time, and we will have more time for reflection… Of course, we’ll have a few laughs along the way… and the traditional BBQ at the Salt Lick (as well excellent vegetarian will be served at the Ancient Yoga Center throughout the weekend). 2) Over the weekend...

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Man’s Search For Meaning
Mar23

Man’s Search For Meaning

Man’s Search for Meaning – Viktor Frankl – “Psychiatrist Viktor Frankl’s memoir has riveted generations of readers with its descriptions of life in Nazi death camps and its lessons for spiritual survival. Between 1942 and 1945 Frankl labored in four different camps, including Auschwitch while his parents, brother, and pregnant wife perished. Based on his own experience and the experiences of others he...

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Between Darkness and Joy
Mar17

Between Darkness and Joy

“Somewhere between the dark night and joy lies a place of simple peaceful loving kindness. A place where I rest and lean safely against myself for awhile; a place where I can be in the silence and hold a sacred space for myself; a place where I know and embrace the full spectrum of vulnerability without judging myself; a place where courage and compassion are not actions, but simply states of being; where self-forgiveness gives...

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Seeking Greatness In Small Things
Mar16

Seeking Greatness In Small Things

I believe it’s safe to say that most people would love to hit a home run once in awhile, and perhaps some of us fall into the trap of measuring our success based on the whether or not we hit that home run. Stephen Dubner, in his talk Think Small To Solve Big Problems suggests, “There’s a lot of people out there thinking big. Maybe some of them will be successful. Probably not so many honestly. It’s very, very...

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The Eagle Who Thought He Was a Chicken
Mar05

The Eagle Who Thought He Was a Chicken

A baby eagle became orphaned when something happened to his parents. He glided down to the ground from his nest but was not yet able to fly. A man picked him up. The man took him to a farmer and said, “This is a special kind of barnyard chicken that will grow up big.” The farmer said, “Don’t look like no barnyard chicken to me.” “Oh yes, it is. You will be glad to own it.” The farmer took the baby eagle and placed it with his...

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Daring Greatly
Feb21

Daring Greatly

In Daring Greatly, Dr. Brown challenges everything we think we know about vulnerability. Based on twelve years of research, she argues that vulnerability is not weakness, but rather our clearest path to courage, engagement, and meaningful connection. The book that Dr. Brown’s many fans have been waiting for, Daring Greatly will spark a new spirit of truth—and trust—in our organizations, families, schools, and communities.  ...

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A Moment of Truth
Feb08

A Moment of Truth

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry I could not travel both And be one traveler, long I stood And looked down one as far as I could To where it bent in the undergrowth; Then took the other, as just as fair, And having perhaps the better claim, Because it was grassy and wanted wear; Though as for that the passing there Had worn them really about the same, And both that morning equally lay In leaves no step had trodden black....

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