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Defining My Boundaries

Some time ago, I went to the funeral service of a person from whom I had grown apart during the last several years of my life. I made the conscious decision to distance myself from this individual because I did not agree with the way that he chose to relate to me and other people in his world. Our...

I have always maintained that every parent should get to talk about their children, whether they are with them or in Heaven.  Earthly parents talk about their kids ALL of the time: the sports, the accomplishments, the milestones, the challenges, the annoyances, etc. 

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My Unconventional Mentor

My late mentor Don, was the first person who exposed me to creative and unconventional thinking. We used to have many discussions about work, family and life, in general.  During one of our conversations I expressed guilt over an ill advised decision that I made. Don simply stated that “Guilt is a useless emotion.” In retrospect...


Life at Saddleback Church rarely slows down for Pastor Rick Warren and his wife Kay. After four glorious days of Easter services, a typically busy week of ministry began. Christianity Today was scheduled to run an article highlighting Warren’s upcoming book, The Peace Plan....


The Buddhist philosophy of reincarnation holds that when we die, our souls begin life in a new form. Whatever the new vessel for our spirit will be — human or otherwise – all depends on our former life’s actions, or … Continue reading


On June 13,2013, The Grief Toolbox published an article called “Please Come to Boston- The Circularity of My Grief Journey”, which can be found at the following link:  . In this piece, I wrote about my...


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