Category Archives: Personal Development

Inner Fortitude for Peace by Ranjeeth Thunga

As a world we are trying to find solutions for peace. There are different means we go about this
process. Some of us stand up to corrupt bureaucracy. Others express words of love and harmony.
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What Moves Us to Violence? How Can We Create Peace?

In his book, “The Better Angels of Our Nature,” author Steven Pinker defines Five Inner Demons and Four Inner Angels that drive human behavior between violence and peace. According to Pinker, “aggression is not a single motive, let alone a … Read More

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Stay off the Upset Train by Bryan Reeves

Like many of you, I spent the holidays with family. It’s just fascinating how the families we grew up with, and often return to around the holidays, so expertly find the buttons we were sure we’d expertly hidden that trigger us into wild, limbs-akimbo freak-out mode…
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Pay Extra – It’s Worth It by Dr. Madan Kataria

There are times when our rational mind gets completely hijacked by our ego thus affecting our behavior towards others. This is a common phenomenon and is just the design of life. Nobody is perfect. Normally, I’m a person with passion … Read More

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“Inside the Cocoon, It’s Perfectly Appropriate To Do Nothing.” by Bryan Reeves

Some of the best advice my mom ever gave me was, “when in doubt, do nothing.” That’s some tough advice for this man to swallow. Our culture doesn’t really value doing nothing. In fact, collectively we pretty much loathe it. Especially in a man… Read More

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Sacred Dynamite by Jeff Brown

I have never been one who believed that human births are accidents, or that we are little more
than random concentrations of stardust. I believe we are all here with a divine purpose at the
heart of our birth. As we deal with the challenges, pressures and distractions of daily life, it is all
too easy to lose sight of this purpose and become spiritually unimaginative, momentarily
forgetting that there is a well spring of magnificence laying in wait within us. This week, I invite
you to remember. Read More

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A Child’s Sense of Self by Sobonfu Somé

Often, we tend to look at other people without actually seeing them — we notice only what serves us or affects us in some way. When it comes to children, our ability to notice and see must be magnified. The smallest detail matters… Read More

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How Can We Be at Peace When We Carry So Much Pain? by John Dennison

I spend a lot of time talking with people. And frankly, sometimes those conversations aren’t easy — for the others involved, or for me. One thing they learn is that I listen, even when they wish I wouldn’t. I hear what they say. I hear what they don’t… Read More

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Discover the Joy in the Journey (Because There Is No Destination) by Bryan Reeves

The joy is in the journey. You’ve probably heard that before. What does that really mean? Especially when parts of the journey are challenging or just plain dreadful?
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This Could Be Heaven or This Could Be Hell by John Dennison

Welcome to this school we call the Planet Earth. It’s such a lovely place. So why does life here have to be so hard for some, and so easy for others? Or is it just that our relative perspectives only make it seem that way? Read More

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