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Mentoring Book Reviews

Making Nice With E-Books

My paper-loving parrot, Pearl, in the process of "customizing" a copy of my (his) latest book, "Love & Feathers."

I spend all day long typing away on my laptop. It is a nice shiny new MacBook Pro and I love it, but after several hours spent together, enough is enough.

As a lifelong reader turned writer (of books and various other nonfiction-related things), the last thing I want to do when my work day...
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Mental Health

Why?

"What would be the answer to the answer man?" Grateful Dead

Why? I am sure it is a question that every human being has asked in their life time. Why do bad things happen to me? Why in this world is there so much suffering...
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General

Begin, The Scariest Word

And ... begin

Ever since I was little, the word "Begin" has brought mixed emotions for me.

There were always some things that I would get to start that I loved. Each new day was a new beginning.

But no one ever said "Begin" at the start of my day. In fact, maybe they did, but I had probably already hit the ground running and was gone by the time they had drawn...
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Mental Health

The Power Of Love

"And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love." God

On this Sunday I want to talk about the power of Love. Love is the greatest force around by far. Love cannot be defeated.

So what is Love? 
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Poetry

Mother- A Poem In Remembrance

Publishing Caitlin Walsh's poem yesterday made me think about my own mother. My mother passed away seven years ago.

I went through a lot of pain and heartache when I was a child. When one is young you have nothing to reference your experiences with. Once a person becomes acquainted with the world one can begin to say how good or how bad one had life in their youth. But the process of growth doesn't stop their....
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Commitment

Life-Changing Moments

Charlie: It doesn't take long to have a life-changing experience. Sometimes a weekend workshop will do it. Sometimes a chance encounter is sufficient. Sometimes a moment can be enough time to create a permanent life change.

Twelve years ago, I (Charlie) had one such experience....
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Commitment

Great Communication

Linda: There is a big difference between speaking from our inner experience and speaking from our opinions. Speaking from our experience is expressing our feelings and needs. Speaking from our opinions is frequently characterized by thoughts, which are often critical and judgmental. There is...
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Commitment

Un Unusual Crucible

“There are only two tragedies in life: one is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it.”-Oscar Wild
Linda: Crucible is defined as a place or occasion of severe test or trial. We tend to think of crucibles as a loss, illness,...
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Character Strengths

How Do You Show Love To Your Colleagues?

For many people, it may seem strange to express  love at work, but with a little guidance anyone can see that this character strength has a very important place among colleagues.

Here’s a conversation I often have with professionals who view the 24 character strengths to help them understand how the strength of love can be appropriately expressed in a workplace:
Manager: “I see how the strengths of perseverance and self-regulation are important at work because employees can learn to work hard, be disciplined, and focus their attention.”
Ryan:...
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General

Self-Love: 10 Keys



Healthy self-love is the balance between grandiosity (inflated self-love) and low self-esteem (a lack of self-love.)

The following are key strategies that are critical in practicing self-love: 

1) Consciously choose to be your own best friend. Replace your inner critic with a positive and gentle voice that compassionately coaches you through the trials and tribulations of life. Imagine the grief you will save yourself without the almost incessant criticizing...
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