Category Archives: Self-actualization

Finger Painting

Sometimes my reaction to common terms is more intense and I question their meaning.  One of the terms that struck me recently was ‘finger painting.’ Others were ‘handmade’ and ‘rubbed the wrong way.’ When we touch another life we are … Continue reading

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Attitude

“Being normal is only a satisfactory result for the inadequate.” Carl Jung We are never told that the odds are 100% we will die. We find so many ways to deny our mortality with statistics about varying diseases, and never … Continue reading

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Fill Your Life with Inspriation and Meaning

We need to know that life is about more than impressing the neighbors and having more than the next guy. Who is your employer? Who are you working for? What are you working for and what do you hope to … Continue reading

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Consciousness

When I was four years old, I was home in bed with one of my frequent ear infections. I took a toy telephone I was playing with and unscrewed the dial and put all the pieces in my mouth as … Continue reading

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Which Way

“Life is like that.  If you can’t reach your destination by one road, try another.” ~ Elsa Schiaparelli (1890-1973) How do we know which road to take?  Taking the easy path is not always the appropriate choice.  The key is … Continue reading

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Look to This Day

“Our main business is not to see what lies dimly at a distance, but to do what lies clearly at hand.” ~ Thomas Carlyle When we spend our time always focused ahead, it is hard to live in the moment.  … Continue reading

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Harvest

“To exist is to change; to change is to mature; to mature is to create oneself endlessly.” ~ Henri Bergson, French Philosopher (1859-1941) We plant a seed.  It grows through the summer until harvest time arrives, and then we cut … Continue reading

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Sell It

“Herman Grimhoffer was stuck in an elevator for four hours.  Upon his release he had sold the elevator operator a new Cadillac.” ~ Matty Simmons When I first began to speak about my experience with cancer patients, I encountered anger … Continue reading

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God’s Lifelines

“To mark a friend’s remains these stones arise; I never knew but one, and here he lies.” ~ Lord Byron The above quote is inscribed on a monument erected to Lord Byron’s dog, Boatswain.  The epitaph describes the one whose … Continue reading

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Effort

“It’s the constant and determined effort that breaks down resistance, sweeps away all obstacles.” ~ Claude M. Bristol (1891-1951) Why do you extend yourself and put extra effort into certain tasks? Is it the desire for personal gain or reward … Continue reading

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