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One Man’s Brush With Kindness – Working With Habitat For Humanity

October 14, 2013 // 1 Comment

. . . when I went in there and started bagging things up with volunteers, their entire outlook changed. We weeded and trimmed the front yard. We got a dumpster and got rid of more than half of the clutter in that house. I personally got up on that rickety-ass roof and slapped some plywood, roofing tar, and a tarp across some of the worst areas. Now, they act as if I’m part of the family. They call me to check in on me, make sure I’m getting enough rest and not stressing myself out too much. Why? Because I showed them I was committed to them. [...]

Mindfulness, Made Simple

October 4, 2013 // 0 Comments

To enter fully the day, the hour, the moment whether it appears as life or death, whether we catch it on the in-breath or out-breath, requires only a moment, this [...]

For Here, Please

October 1, 2013 // 3 Comments

Although I do enjoy many things about “to go”—my grad school days of roaming about Mid-City in New Orleans with a delicious cocktail in a go-cup, or getting take-out [...]

Mirror, Mirror, Off The Wall

September 19, 2013 // 0 Comments

At the end of that day, it was clear to me: judging follows looking like some parasitic worm. And self judgment is often the most critical. How often do we cringe at a photo of ourselves that others think is nice? But judgment doesn’t have to be par for the looking glass. [...]

Kindness Matters | Printable Affirmations

August 21, 2013 // 0 Comments

Sometimes, the smallest word or gesture can change the course of someone’s day. You never know the impact a simple kindness will have. Here are six affirmations you can [...]

Your Unwitnessed Life

August 19, 2013 // 2 Comments

Recently, my teenage son has become curious about quantum physics. This has led to many late night discussions, usually when he is being asked to do something like get ready [...]

30 Things To Be Happy About

August 14, 2013 // 0 Comments

So often we approach each day as something to be survived. We brace ourselves for problems and dissatisfactions. We expect negativity and prove ourselves right over and over [...]
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