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Musings on The Energy of Prayer by Thich Naht Hanh

Musings on The Energy of Prayer by Thich Naht Hanh

Musings on The Energy of Prayer by Thich Naht HanhStars, please! There have been few times in my life when I came across someone and my spirit gets the sense that this is a holy person. One was The Pope. Several others have been people who lived out their faith in prayer and in the sidelines unbeknownst to people for years. From what I have read of his words, I get the same feeling from Thich Naht Hanh. He has a spiritual energy…

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Mindfulness Leading Into Consciousness

Mindfulness Leading Into Consciousness

Mindfulness Leading Into ConsciousnessStars, please! While pursuing ways to better handle fear, I cam across the notion of mindfulness. People define mindfulness in a variety of ways. My understanding of it is to simply be aware of things as they are. Unfortunately, this can lead down several rabbit holes. Such often seems to be the nature of consciousness. How are things really? What is reality? Who am I for that matter? One of the most common practices in association with mindfulness is…

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Weight Loss: 199.8

Weight Loss: 199.8

Weight Loss: 199.8Stars, please! One of the great principles in life seems to be that no matter how hard one prepares, inevitably a situation will come on the horizon where one’s mettle is tested. This can be regarding emotions, mentally or physically to name a few. The great question at this point is does one decide to cave or push through. I just successfully completed a goal for myself that I made as it related to weight loss. From the beginning…

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Julie Simpson Interview

Julie Simpson Interview

Julie Simpson Interview4 (80%) 1 vote Sometimes the cure for our dealing with things takes a different turn than one would expect. Take for example, Pokemon Go, which has the negative effect of having people wander into traffic, but also has the effect of helping a number of people get out of the house and begin to get some exercise as well as some socialization. Fitness has been demonstrated time and time again to have positive impact on the mental well being of individuals. Julie Simpson,…

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Faith, Libations, and Fear: An Interview with Kirk T. Berlenbach

Faith, Libations, and Fear: An Interview with Kirk T. Berlenbach

Faith, Libations, and Fear: An Interview with Kirk T. BerlenbachStars, please! Those who know me will attest that I know far more about being a nerd than I do about beer. Father Kirk T. Berlenbach must be one of the coolest nerds with whom I have ever had the pleasure to speak. For those who are not from the Philadelphia area and familiar with Father Kirk’s hipness, please picture a priest who brews beers, wears leather jackets, and is an…

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Musings from Fearless by Max Lucado

Musings from Fearless by Max Lucado

Musings from Fearless by Max LucadoStars, please! “For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.” 2 Timothy 1:7 (NIV) People go through different seasons in life. To some degree, I feel I have been going through a spiritual season of sorts. Different passages of the bible have been stirred in me by a Buddhist of all things: Thich Nhat Hanh. And parts of me were incredibly stirred by the insights that…

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Leigh Funderburk: Supercharging through Simplicity

Leigh Funderburk: Supercharging through Simplicity

Leigh Funderburk: Supercharging through SimplicityStars, please! When Leigh and Olin Funderburk first acquired Stoney Creek Farm in Franklin, TN, eleven years ago, one of their  main concerns was for it to generate enough income that it would not lose its greenbelt status (an agricultural tax advantage). Along the way their desire to merely have the farm retain its tax status transformed into something more. As she worked the farm, Leigh found that she had a love of teaching.  “We don’t have…

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The Road of Faith: An Interview with John Bumgardner

The Road of Faith: An Interview with John Bumgardner

The Road of Faith: An Interview with John Bumgardner5 (100%) 1 vote The other week, I was down in Franklin, TN and had one of my favorite unorthodox breakfasts at my favorite Mexican restaurant in the greater Nashville area, Los Primos. John Bumgardner, AKA Johnny Jingles was kind enough to join me as we each dined on an alambre plate while he recounted me about his life and one of the major fears he had overcome. From the time he…

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All About Attitude: An Interview with Shea Williams

All About Attitude: An Interview with Shea Williams

All About Attitude: An Interview with Shea WilliamsStars, please! To around fifteen percent of the world’s population it would come as no surprise that some people have a superstition regarding the number four, given how in Mandarin it sounds a lot like the word for death. For those who are familiar with cancer, if you throw in the word stage right before four, you may not be inclined to think that the Chinese are so far off in this superstition….

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